Ever since returning from my 6-month stay in China back in 2004, there was always this nagging feeling I had at the back of my mind – there was one more thing I wanted to share with my readers, but I never was able to do so.
What was it? In Chapter 17 I talked about what REAL Chinese food was like, and I also talked about the only food I encountered while there that I could not bring myself to eat: Chicken embryos – still in the eggshell – that you open up, dip in salt, and the put the whole thing in your mouth – feathers, beak, everything. You could buy them from street food vendors everywhere. And although I showed pictures of them on the blog (http://friedmanarchives.com/China/Web/Chapter17/Chapter17.htm), I really wanted to go one step further – to show a video of local citizens breaking the egg open, dipping them in salt, and then throwing the whole thing in their mouths. Alas, I never got the opportunity to film it, but my desire to add the video persisted.