Sometimes I’m busy and just don’t want to deal with going to a restaurant and wasting my lunch break. So I eat at the school cafeteria. The quality is just as dismal as you might think (lukewarm food, prison issue metal trays) but they tend to have a wide variety of dishes and it’s quick and cheap.
I see some pretty strange foods (I onceÂ accidentallyÂ ordered intestines) but I have never seen anything as horrifying as this:
I think I’ll be skipping the cafeteria for a little while, till I get this image out of my head.
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WOAH. That tops the list of strange foods in China.
Love the teeth in those piranha like fish for lunch. Love the metal prison tray reference. Been there done that. I was always wary of the food I couldn’t identify. I saw your article on Lost Laowai. Comments kind of devolved into nastiness. Oh well. I always thought Lonely Planet or those tour books should allow you to pick and choose which parts of the country that you are going to. I had a SHANGHAI book that I almost turned into tatters I used so much but I’ve had CHINA books that I hardly used because it was so broad. Anyway…great site and enjoy teaching English!
Thanks Magnus. I thought the Lonely Planet article would be controversial in the fact that some people hate Lonely Planet and blame it for ruining quiet untraveled areas. But who knew it would spark a bias argument! i guess being controversial is better than not being noticed at all, right? Ha ha.
looks like anglerfish to me.