Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Stop the insanity!

No more shark's fin soup for you!

Over the years, I confess to having enjoyed many a bowl of shark's fin soup.
However, now that I am enlightened by this knowledge, I can easily forego the delicacy.

There is still Bird's Nest Soup to consider.
If it were not for the fact that I was raised on this stuff, the whole concept of using bird
spitooie to make soup would gross me out.
But it doesn't.

Not until someone tells me that bird's nest soup harms the birds, their young, or their species, I will continue to indulge...grotty as it is.


Lauren said...

For people who really love it, there's got to be a way to mimic the texture with some kind of soy product, don't you think? I personally could do without, though the broth is nice.

baffle said...

I think you're right in suggesting that a soy product of some kind could do the trick. Soy rules!
As does bamboo, btw.

Conn said...

sad right?
yuck. i had it once in Taipei. i HAD to eat in in front of a client who paid for dinner and pre-ordered a 9 course meal... that was only one of several grotty dishes. i was told it would have been rude not to eat it.

what was rude, was the client expecting us to eat it. if i had it to do over again... i would certainly let them know what time it was and where they could put their shark fin.

now... i must google birds nest soup to see what the grotty factor is.

hold on...
ok... wow

oh lordy.
from what i read on the BNS here:

it's pricey.
but do they take the nest down AFTER the breeding pair has bred or before?
it would seem a crime to have them make the nest, then rip it away from them before using it.

i get sad when i destroy a spiderweb on a walk through the yard. all that hard work ruined in one swoop.


Cooper Powell said...

my relatives on my mom's side of the family tried to make me eat it. i think i had the same problem at the time i heard it was bird spit. but for the sake of health, I am now taking it regularly.

btw, i don't buy the super-expensive kind like old people do. the ready-to-drink kind at the stores are pretty affordable.