Virgin-Boy Urine Soaked Eggs are a Springtime Delicacy in Dongyang, China

Virgin-boy urine soaked eggs?! We’re not quite sure what to think about this one on so many levels…To the western palate a dish like this seems almost unimaginable. There’s a very strange process that goes into making these eggs that involves soaking and cooking eggs in urine from boys, preferably under the age of 10. And how does one go about getting all this prized urine? Apparently they collect buckets of them from primary school bathrooms!

According to tradition, these eggs are believed to decrease body heat and promote better blood circulation. Although there’s no proof, the delicacy seems to be so popular that the government has considered them an intangible cultural heritage. Curious about how they taste? Many claim them to be “fresh and salty.” Yum…


Fast Food

Dunkin’ Will Introduce Pork Donuts in China

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced it will add pork donuts to its menu in China. The news came just as Dunkin’ Brands announced that NBA superstar Lebron James would be its new “brand ambassador” in Asia.

This might be the biggest news for China since they won the most gold medals in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.

“Donuts are a very flexible product,” Dunkin Chief Executive Officer Nigel Travis told Reuters in an interview. “You can do savory donuts, you can do donuts with shredded pork — that’s in China. We also have a range of other savory products that we have been testing and introducing country by country.”

Dunkin’ said it is also in the process of getting milk tea and bagels with pork floss topping to its Chinese menu.

Dunkin’ is the largest chain of its kind in Asia, as along with its Baskin’ Robbins stores, it has about 5,400 stores across the Asia-Pacific region.

[Thx Reuters]


Beijing’s Hello Kitty Restaurant

A Hello Kitty enthusiast might wake up in his Hello Kitty bed, woken up by his Hello Kitty alarm clock, and start his day off with some Hello Kitty toast. Erm, her day. But a Hello Kitty zealot might just wake up and book a trip to Beijing and visit the Hello Kitty Restaurant.

The popular cartoon feline has cast a huge global net and reeled in hundreds of millions of fans with her oh-so-adorable image. The Hello Kitty Restaurant, which opened earlier last month, has been booked to capacity since it’s grand opening. The restaurant includes waiters and chefs who are required to wear Hello Kitty themed uniforms. I’m talking big dudes in pink and white outfits.

via: Telegraph Photo: Rex Features


Carcinogens Found in Chinese Milk

A milk scare has hit the country of China as the China Mengniu Dairy Co. discovered carcinogens in their milk products. The company destroyed the milk products, but the scare is very real. Government safety inspectors found milk with the chemical aflatoxin in a plant in China’s Sichuan province. Aflatoxin is known to be a cancerous toxin.

A spokesperson for Mengniu issued an apology and an assurance that they have destroyed the contaminated milk products before they hit the shelves.

[via: Wall Street Journal Online]

Humor News

China Grades Restaurants with Cartoon Smileys

The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of China plan to score restaurant health and safety conditions in a creative way.

China Daily reports that the SFDA will implement a grading system of food evaluation with a series of cartoon smiley faces.

“Smiley” faces will represent restaurants that exceed expectations. “Straight” faces will represent restaurants that meet the expectations or are good. “Sad” faces are for restaurants that are average or below.

According to the draft drawn by the SFDA, the scale will be based upon many different safety factors of the restaurant environment. Things that will be taken into account are: food materials, facilities, processing, food additive, and tableware disinfection.

Restaurants and businesses with a score of 90 and above will receive a “Smiley” and a 75 to 90 a “Straight” face. Score above 60 and below 75 will receive the “Sad” face.

Like the grades, businesses will be required to post the cartoon faces on a surface visible for customers to see. Regular inspections will be held throughout the year.

[THX: China Daily]


Asian Swamp Eel Devours Chinese Chef's Bowels

If anything, this is an anti-Foodbeast post. Reports have surfaced of a 59-year-old chef passing out drunk and having a 50cm long Asian swamp eel inserted into the man’s bottom by his peers. Doctor’s in Sichuan, China discovered the sea creature and announced that the eel had gone after the man’s bowels (and succeeded). What a terrible drunk story.


World's Longest Noodle


Chinese Chef Li Enhai will now be remembered for creating the world’s longest stretching noodle. The Guinness World Record will read that he made a noodle that reaches 2,852 km. The feat took one kg of flour and was done at a hotel in northern China. (Thx People)