PAUL G wrote:
Subject: The Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing. Who's hungry?
IF ANY OF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT BEIJING IN THE NEAR FUTURE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. IT MAY BE VERY FAMOUS BUT I DON'T THINK ANY OF US WOULD LIKE TO TRY THEIR DELICACIES.
The Guolizhuang menu is a broad introduction to the medicinal benefits of eating animal penises and testicles. Ox penises help manliness. They're cut along the side and shaped into little stars. The yak penis is served with a dragon. In the Guolizhuang restaurant there are more than 30 different animal penises on the menu. And for very special guests there's a list of others.
'Henry's whip' is the house speciality at Beijing 's Guolizhuang restaurant. It's a sheep's penis on a stick covered in mayonnaise, sweet cheese, served on a bed of lettuce. A platter of ox and dog penises. The consistency and taste remind one of overly bitter rings of calamari, apparently. The penises are often dipped in soy or hot sauce.
For women, eating penises is supposed to be good for the skin. Donkey penis served on a bed of lettuce: For Chinese guests, eating the sexual organs is not a test of courage, but rather a treatment for the libido. 'The Chinese eat everything with four legs, except tables -- and everything that flies except airplanes,' goes a Chinese saying.
At the Guolizhuang restaurant, customers can even order deer and sheep fetuses.