A quick interview with a few Chinese locals have revealed some of the reasons why tourists visit China. Not only do they want to see attractions and become part of special events, but the thought of eating Chinese traditional food is an experience no one will forget. Here’s the Top 5 things people eat in Guangzhou:
5/ Chicken Feet – Maybe not the most revolting thing, but chicken feet certainly get a few Europeans nervous. Its available at most Yum Cha restaurants around the world. Of course, the staff clean the feet before they cook them. Try not to think about where the chickens have been walking before you devour the lanky toes.
4/ Worms - Apparently Chinese people fry worms and eat them like chips. Hmmm nice. They can also make them into a dish similar to Singapore noodles.
3/ Cow Testicles – As delicious as this may sound, most tourists will probably give this a miss. Frying the cows balls will actually vaporize the foul smell. There is a choice of rare or well-done. Either way, it should give you a quick boost of energy.
2/ Monkey Brains – The Chinese believe they can cure themselves of germs and bacteria by eating monkey brains. Pickled ginger, pepper and peanuts are added to the fresh monkey brains for extra flavoring. According to Chinese medicine, eating animal organs will help corresponding organs in the human body.
1/ Deer Penis – The Chinese in Guangzhou eat deer’s penis to aid sexual performance along with other health needs. According to some visitors, deers penis is rubbery and hard to chew. Deers penis might be seen as weird in some cultures, but for traditional Chinese people, it is a common source of medicine. Deers penis can also be taken in a capsule form.