Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm not a Veggietalian


What follows is a pseudo-attempt to revive this dead thing of a blog while I wait for yet another DELAYED sign to stop flickering in my face. The attempt is pseudo because all this piece contains is words and absolutely no intelligible sentences. Its just a chronological list of things that I have put my stomach through (or rather things that have been put through my stomach) in the not so distant past -

Duck Liver - Duck Tongue - Duck Feet - Pork Viscera - Goose Meat - JellyFish Dumplings - Sheep Brain - Frozen Sheep - Fried Tofu in Beef Sauce - Thirty Five year old Cantonese Wine - Ten year old Fermented Eggs - Pregnant Salmon - Cuttlefish - Snakeskin Soup - Chicken Knees - Black Mushrooms - Blue Mushrrooms - Oyster - Eel - Artificially dehydrated (apparently, not dried) Shrimp

Life is beautiful, and the ones that lived were delicious.

30 comments:

anoushka said...

Awesome dude. Ure on a completely different high after so much chinki food. And uve got guts. Guts of steel.
It would help if you put up a "what is what" pic. All I can make out are the dumplings.

kamna said...

Dharam varam sab bhrasht karke aaya hai! So finally tera Asia darshan khatam? Is there any country in Asia you have not been to now?
And Anu, please stop encouraging his weirdo eating habits.

notgogol said...

@anu: That would take way too long. By far, chinki food is the best food in the orient man. By far.

@kamu: Tum veggietalian log. Yeah, there are - Tibet, Bangladesh, Pakistan, North Korea to name a few :)
So did you throw up reading the list? :D

Instinctivecuriosity said...

That's a lot of meat!

P.S. I guess I have a lot here to catch up. {Reading} Good, gives me something to do :)

Samata K said...

ah well, i have a lot of free random time you see for such frequent blogging :P
and randomness is special, coz after that train day, ive had numerous more train days with:
"i-want-to-be-married", "i-missed-my-period" chats.


P.S. your stomach might need some time to breathe.

notgogol said...

@instinctivecuriosity: Yup. It ijj a lot of meat. And I crave for more :(

@Samata: Its been a while since I've traveled in the locals. Its awesome fun so long as you're not trying to figure out if someone's fondling you or it's just someone's knee in the wrong place 'by chance'. Ahem!

P.S. My stomach needs more time eat.

vira said...

Hai daiyya! I thot u were exaggerating on the phone! Poora zoo kha liya kya China main?
Waise bhi Rishikesh jaa raha hai, Ganga snaan karke hi miliyo. Tera kutta bhi yeh sab khaane se pehle dus baar sochta.
Bhagwaan tujhe akkal kab dega!

Tasmanian Devil said...

u actually ate all that.. wow.. u have a strong stomach!!
as for my blog about money.. well my inspiration was the song "its all about the money.."

Poshgit said...

whoa!! um...some queries...

-how big is a duck's tongue??
-tofu in beef sauce is not necessarily non-veg, right??? :)
-what do pregnant salmon and chicken's knees look like????

this post has made me hungry...sigh... :)

entwined said...

ouch ouch!....the wine is perhaps the only thing that 'sounds' appetizing...

notgogol said...

@vira: You have no idea WHAT my dog can eat re, absolutely no idea. Just a warning - wraparounds, ghaghras and long skirts should be avoided when you come home in future :)

@TasmanianDevil: I was just saying that it could be Floyd's track as well re :) and yes. touchwood stomach is in one piece :D

@poshgit:
- Roughly translated from Mandarin, the dish was "duck's tasting device", so i presumed tongue(?!?) :) btw, very very tiny
pieces
- I know a lot of tam-brahms who will disagree with you and prolly even kill you for such an assumption :)
- Very very fat fishy and frail, skinny old lady's elbow respectively :)
Also, of the 3 blogs I read, 3 are dead! You wake up from your blog hibernation only to come up with a pointed post with visibly ulterior motives ;) brilliant. You're half as bad as I am. And is the atomic one still trying to make her way to or from United Mallu Emirates?

@prachi: 65% alcohol by volume is NOT appetizing whatsoever :| one shot is like 10 tobasco+tequila shots in one go.

nilofer said...

I didn't believe sis when she told me about the crap you ate. When you ate australian cow tongue I thought of puking. Then you ate a korean dog and I almost puked. But dude, this is the limit - duck feet. FEET. FEET. They use those things to walk on mud you ass. And ten year old eggs - what were you thinking? wait, you obviously were NOT thinking. sick. yuck. Now, I'm sure you paid you're way into IIT. Stupid stupid stupid fool. You had feet in your mouth. yuck.

Instinctivecuriosity said...

hehe.. Maybe he has a foot fetish.

notgogol said...

@nilo: arre.. its not some random duck re. these ducks are bred for their feet meat :D And, in my defense, the korean dog was as big as a cow, or so I was told :P

@intinctivecuriosity: Ahem!Ahem! inter-species foot fetish? :O yeh toh too much ho gaya na? :P

nilofer said...

I knew it. I always knew there was something kinky about you. But foot fetish.. tsk tsk.. of all the body parts you could have chosen.. tsk tsk.. :P

notgogol said...

@nilo: shhhh. Family reads this blog re. The last thing I want to do is sit and explain to my chachi what a fetish is. I had a hard enough time explaining the concept of Dostana re.

AtomicGitten said...

The Atomic one is still here- just buried under work. Sigh... being a vegetarian ( even a temporary one) is a taxing business. And you did NOT help!Keep gorging- I wish you a stomach upset! Humph! Sigh... slurp...

p.s: As carnivorous as I am, I draw the line at liver, tongue and feet (liver is yuck, tongue was once stewing in saliva and feet have been in bad places).And chicken's knees must have been thoroughly frustrating- won't have much meat from the sound of it. The jellyfish thingy sounds intriguing...

notgogol said...

@atomicgitten: vegetarian mallu, albeit temporary but still?? how did that happen?
btw, jellyfish is the weirdest meat i've tasted - tough like gum and almost tasteless. its like squid gone bad. but chicken knees are crunchy. very very crunchy :D
and if you're fine eating onions, shallots, ginger, potatoes etc. duck feet shouldn't be a problem. both been in the same mud re :)

AtomicGitten said...

Perhaps... but shallots, onions etc. didn't do any itching and scratching anywhere.

And, fermented eggs??!!

notgogol said...

@stomicgitten: yes yes. big black ones. vely vely dericious.

P.S. a word of advice that my dad gave me a long long time back on my first solo backpack - "if u see another person eating it, eat it. you'll be fine." :) it works to this day.

Unless and until you don't actually feel a live baby octopus trying to crawl its way back out of your food pipe, you don't know wat you've missed na :)

I can give a lot of gyaan on this; ultimately its a choice one makes :)

How're the hyd autowallahs these days? still deadly?

notgogol said...

aah!! apologies for the typo atomic one :)

AtomicGitten said...

Hmmm... I think I'll pass on the baby-octopus thing. Hyd autowalas are in the doldrums because they don't get so many oppurtunities to scare the living daylights out of the Atomic one since she's now usually seen cooped up in front of her comp.
They are yet to find the perfect replacement.
P.s- Smart of you to correct he typos :P

Shrutika said...

to give some variety to my taste buds i tried the ox tongue once..

Barf!


Hats off to you!

notgogol said...

@atomicgitten: where is thou sense of adventure.. no octopus, no autowallah in your life.. life be why so serious? u need to go to the place with lots of bottles and chimneys :) perhaps in an auto? :)

@shrutika: you forgot hierarchy baba. You cannot START with ox-tongue re. That is gastronomical harakiri. Pehle ball pe hi chakka maaroge kya? :)
Food for thought - since you've dared to step out into the world of arbitrary food in any case, do try eel. I am sure it is the food of the gods :)

errormsg! said...

you have a very interesting life i must say :)
(apart from a rather readable blog!)

notgogol said...

@errormsg! :) like your nom de plume

No enigma here. I'm your girl-next-door said...

My sis-in-law recently went to Beijing and decided to explore the street food there. Among silkworms, grasshoppers and such, she finally found a stall that served what looked like sausages. So she went up to the vendor and asked if they were pork. The vendor shook his head in the negative, baa-ed like a sheep and made an unmistakably rude gesture towards a certain body part.

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*drools* :D

notgogol said...

@enigma: Lol. Very possible. There's a saying in Guangzhou that the only thing Chinese do not eat in a restaurant are the tables, chairs and waiters. And , its completely true. Infact while dining with 10 odd chinese, I pointed to a suspicious looking dish and asked them what it was. They looked at each other, discussed for 10 mins and then said "we don't know. we're just eating it!"

@soniya: yeah, drool! :D