Monday, July 24, 2006

Foodies' delight

In Singapore last week we had plenty of excellent food, fresh ingredients cooked in open kitchens where we could see it all.

One evening out with a dozen people in a restaurant way off the tourist track, this is one of the many dishes that appeared on the table:

I didn't sample this one myself, but it couldn't have been fresher - less than five minutes earlier it was this:


trailingspouse said...

Oh yuck!

nzm said...


Tastes like chicken!


Earthbound Misfit said...

hey frogs taste awesome.

I would recommend salt and pepper frog legs.

Seabee said...

I've eaten frog legs of course, but I've never eaten more of it than that. And I've never before seen them in a tank waiting for the chef to grab them.

nzm said...

You ain't seen nothing until you visit some of the markets in Hong Kong where they scoop these babies up, gut them so fast that they're still alive as they throw them onto a hot cast iron plate to cook.

It's horrifying and strangely captivating at the same time, and you don't have time to register what's happening to even look away quickly enough!

They call them King Pao frogs.

The memory of this event still haunts me 15 years later! :-)

Desert Lady said...


samuraisam said...

You haven't seen anything until you've seen "John Safran VS God";
specifically the part where he investigates vodoo rituals in Africa and you get to see a scrawny teenager run up to a live goat, grasp it's testicles, and take a big bite out of them.


I've never seen anything as repulsive as that before ):

Seabee said...

M & sam - thanks for sharing those stories with us!

nzm said...

I think that this beats HalfmanHalfbeer's post on You are what you eat...gawd help me