Frog Legs Anyone?
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For those who don't know..my sister works in environmental health and has worked primarily in food santitation. This entry is dedicated to her. ;)
Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express in Shanghai included:
- Fried corn cakes
- Steamed Buns
- Tea infused Hard boiled Eggs
- Green beans
- Pork Sausage
- Rice pudding
- Watered down orange juice
- Coffee from a box
Here's a pic of their sanitation grade: They get a SMILEY FACE
On to STREET FOOD...we ventured through some back alley streets where pungent smells permeated even the pavement. They were selling live fish swimming around in 2 inch deep water. An eel jumped out of his humble abode, ( probably because he couldn't stand the smell any longer either ) and tried to slither its way along the pavement to freedom. Alas, he didn't get very far before his Chinese lady owner snatched him right up and put him back in his pool of misery.
Another lady was selling big fat black bullfrogs. They were all kept in a net tied together so tightly that all the frogs were just laying on top of each other. So, a 70 year old lady comes up and orders 1 frog. She pulls a frog out of the bag and then she grabbed the scissors. Yep, she gutted that thing right there in the street sitting on her milk crate. Pretty sure she wouldn't have earned a SMILEY FACE.
Carlos got a video. Maribel and I had to walk away. Yuck.
And, she's not the only one...there were piles and piles of fish guts, frog guts, pigeon, duck, chicken, turtle guts beside/behind each vendor. Buckets must be hard to come by in the back streets of Shanghai.
We went through a street food market tonight...Stay tuned for another entry about food sanitation.
Don't miss the pics.