Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sea Cucumber - Make you strong like BULL

Further Adventures in China - Many of you have seen that I post frequently about my trips to China. I have been going there about 3-4 times a year for the past 4 years, we even vacationed with another couple (one of my good riding buddies & his lovely wife).

During one of my trips to China, Jim & I (Jim is another of my riding buddies) were taking a Chinese customer, his sister, and his sister's girlfriend out to dinner to try and close a deal. So as customary we started drinking Rice Liquor "Baijiu" 100 Proof - 80% Alcohol (Gombey = Drink-up and Empty your glass) and Mr Chu ordered up these huge "Slug Like Creatures" called sea cucumbers. It was like a gelatinous glob of fat served in a brown gravy. Not wanting to offend anyone and in an effort to close the deal Jim & I dug right in eating almost all of mine leaving only a small piece so as to not signal anyone to bring me another. Jim also did his best to eat more than 50% of the jiggling piece of fat.

Were they good? No! is the answer although they are considered by a few billion people a true delicacy and provide male enhance in under 30 minutes (if yours last longer please contact a physician) The sister's girlfriend informed us (she spoke great English and had just returned to China from California) that the sea cucumber would make us very strong. It was not until that evening when we looked it up on the Internet that we realized it was one of those aphrodisiacs. With the looks as demonstrated in the pictures below you would have to get some extreme benefit from eating this ugly thing.

You can even get them To-Go in a convenient travel pack for home use. Don't think so!
PS - Kids, don't try this at home.


FLHX_Dave said...

Yeah, it better do something spectacular to make me want to eat that. I'll try anything once, but thanks for helping me strike this one off of my list of "things to put in my pie hole".

mrs rc said...

One word: EEeeeeewwwww!!!!