Stuff I Didn’t Know
I do some traveling now-a-days in various parts of the world. The result is the opportunity to eat what the people of the area eat and try new things. For some reason when I am in some roadside meat stand watching some sort of meat get cut
up or them slicing up the innards of a cow for me to eat it all seems fine at the time. And it usually is, though no health codes were remotely followed in any manner.
In Greece I have enjoyed the head of a goat. Surprisingly tender meat, the eye balls were nothing to talk about, and the effort was not worth the taste. But I ate it all. Brain, it turns out, is not as bad as one might think.
Back in Cameroon I had the distinct horror of trying ekwang, which tastes and smells worse than it looks. It is fermented something-or-other which I shall never eat again, it caused my lips to go numb. The smell is that of a concentration of a hundred teenage locker rooms.
But all of this leads me to the actual point of this little post. There is a lot I don’t know and I like to learn and learn broadly. There does not need to be any purpose behind the learning, I just like to learn. So in researching soups I came across this little gem. Bat soup
My hope and desire is that I am never found in Vietnam or Indonesia. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.