Posted by: Sam Olsen | June 23, 2012

Strange Chinese Delicacy of the Week 31

Well done for those of you that recognised a brain in the last SDotW. It was indeed from a goat, as in “Fresh Goat’s Brain Curry” proudly advertised on the Rangoon restaurant’s otherwise quite plain menu. Quite why the owner thought this a good culinary addition he alone knows, for it was he that said he “wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole”. Interesting.

We have just returned from a weekend in Yangshou, a small town near the city of Guilin in Guangxi province, an hour by plane northwest of HK. They had a wide selection of specialities there to show off, many of them bizarre enough to freak out my Cantonese colleagues. And this from guys who think nothing of eating whole cooked chicken heads.

So here’s the first one – we’ll start with the tamest. This dish is not so remarkable for the French perhaps, but not too appetising for most other people.

Any ideas? Answers below of course.

Crunchy, spicy, brown.

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