Posted by: Sam Olsen | March 3, 2012

Strange Chinese delicacy of the week 23


The clue ‘anatine’ – meaning ‘pertaining to ducks’ – obviously helped out some of you last week.

But the last piece in the jigsaw just couldn’t be found. Carlton (geese tongues) and GP (duck feet) therefore share the prize as the answer was duck tongues. Nice. As we have said time and time again on this column, the Chinese really do not like to waste any part of any animal.


This week we have a non-food question. The little trinkets you see below are apparently made of what material? Let’s just say the material predates even China, and is normally associated with Russia, wool, and a chain of outdoor shops. It’s a BIG clue for sure.

As always, answers below please.



  1. mammoth bone/tusk

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