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Stir fry chicken testicles with sea cucumbers

Where in the world are chicken testicles considered a gourmet food?

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Do you ever wonder what people eat around the world? How about some chicken testicles in Taiwan?

  • Mar 29, 2011
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I am always writing about international cuisine, but today, I am going to take everyone to my country and into a local, traditional Taiwanese restaurant for some authentic island taste.
Taiwanese cuisine has many different facets and influences. It is originally based on dishes from the Mid- to Southern parts of China, especially Fujian province. However, Japanese culture and ingredients play an important part in Taiwan’s cuisine due to the island’s 50 years of history being a Japanese colony. Furthermore, Taiwan’s cuisine is also influenced by its indigenous population ( Austronesian ) who have inhabited the island dating back 8000 years.
Being a sub-tropical island surrounded by the ocean, seafood predominates the Taiwanese cuisine. Almost everything is eaten from the sea from large fish such as tuna and grouper, to sardines and even smaller fish. Crustaceans such as lobsters, shrimps crabs as well as squid, and cuttlefish are also very popular. Other creatures like jellyfish, sea urchin and sea cucumbers (slugs) are very much treasured by the gourmet seekers as well.
Pork, beef, chicken are common meats while lamb is less popular on this island.  Nothing is wasted and all parts of animals are usually used as food. For example, the parts of chicken that are eaten include the stomach, liver, intestines, feet, head, testicles and even the fatty tail as well. Chicken testicles are considered a super delicacy, favored by women who think they are good for the luminosity of the skin. They have the texture of soft tofu, but without much taste and are usually cooked in soup or stirred fried with sesame oil.
Chicken testicles stirred fried with sea cucumber Texture is like tofu, not much taste... Seafood dominates , lobster sashimi is a stable crabs are eaten steamed, dipped in ginger vinegar Shrimps steamed and eaten with ginger vinegar too Local fish usually eaten whole, hot on the table Taiwanese fish roe caviar, pressed into a cake Meal is not complete without a rice noodle hot pot

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April 01, 2011
Ewwwwwwwww .. just ... ewwwwwww ... !!!!
April 03, 2011
hahaha :-)
April 01, 2011
Tried the cow's, haven't had any from chicken's YET! Looks HUGE, LOL....
April 03, 2011
I heard the cow's testicle is called fried oyster in the South!! Chicken testicles are big!!
March 29, 2011
LOL! so what about some monk fish ovary? Nice write up! I was quite entertained.
March 29, 2011
Only entertained, not convinced to try? You mean you are not running to catch the next flight out to Taipei for some chicken testicle tasting? :-)
March 29, 2011
I've had soup # 5 in Asia...so I have an idea LOL!!
March 30, 2011
# 5 is "Chicken ear fries the vegetable belly?" http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-take-your-order/
March 30, 2011
close. you are good! ;)
March 29, 2011
I may never enjoy soft tofu again!
March 29, 2011
then go for chicken testicles instead...some say they are good for your skin, others say they are a natural aphrodisiac!!! :-)
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I love traveling around the world, and think of myself as a little adventurist. I have visited more than 60 countries, with multiple trips to certain destinations. I enjoy writing and analysing things … more
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