Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Dried Seahorses and Butterflied Lizards

Dried seahorses, lizards, and other treats

I saw these dried lizards and seahorses today as I randomly walked by what appeared to be a Chinese herbal medicine store. At first I thought maybe they were touristy toys or souvenirs or something (it was in Chinatown after all), but then I looked closer and found that they were the real deal. I didn't actually eat them, but it did make me wonder how one ingested these...boil them in soup or something?

1 comment:

hugewhaleshark said...

They are used in Chinese traditional remedies. I got one of the lizards in my prescription when I saw a Chinese physician for a cough. Chopped it into pieces. The resultant soup wasn't as foul as I imagined...