Sunday, March 16, 2008

China: Beijing's Fine Dining and Penis Emporium

Beijing, China

We ran across a superb account of dining in China at a "specialist penis and testicle emporium".

From the book, The Danger Zone, author Stefan Gates gives a sublimely hysterical and all "too accurate" account of dining in Beijing at the Guo-li-zhuang restaurant whose specialty is penises.
The place looks like a smart kaiseki ryori (Japanese haute cuisine) formal restaurant, complete with underfloor stream, separate secluded dining rooms and hushed, discreet staff. I have come determined to avoid euphemisms - we’re making a current-affairs programme for the BBC - but I’ll admit the temptation is strong.
Gates goes on to describe, step-by-agonizing-step, the meal he's ordered, how it's prepared, the patrons, Communist Party officials and wealthy businessmen whom he says are "one in the same".

He said what?

Read rest of "Beijing's Fine Dining and Penis Emporium".


Source - Times Online
Image - Beijing - Bigger, Better!.
Death by 1000 Papercuts Front Page.

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