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Pocari Sweat

In The Strange On July 30, 2007 7 Comments

Thirsty? How about some Pocari Sweat? It’s an ION SUPPLY DRINK from Japan, available for $3.78 at your local Asian store. More clarification from the label: “Pocari Sweat… Read More »

CALGARY: Deep-fried things on a stick

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Sights, The Strange On July 20, 2007 5 Comments

So the Calgary Stampede is finally over and the city has returned to its senses. I did go to see what all the fuss was about. There’s something… Read More »

TORONTO: Tongue, balls and family

In Eating / Food, Restaurants, The Strange, Toronto On July 15, 2007 11 Comments

I have a strange fascination with trying animal parts. The weirder, the better. Part of it is novelty, but I also never know what wonderful things I’m passing… Read More »

Traditional pickled wha?

In Eating / Food, The Strange On June 17, 2007 4 Comments

I’ll file this under “foods that make you go hm.” We were over at a friend’s house for dinner last night and for fun, he pulled out this… Read More »

Lucky fish stomach

In Eating / Food, The Strange On February 23, 2007 0 Comments

My 84-year-old grandfather made this for Chinese New Year’s dinner at home. It’s fish stomach braised in broth with some shrimp and pepper. It’s a Hakka dish, native… Read More »

Jason Goes to White Castle

In Chicago, Eating / Food, The Strange On January 14, 2007 6 Comments

I haven’t been doing much on the eating and travelling front lately, but Jason’s been on the road near Chicago and sent me these photos from his cell… Read More »

OTTAWA: Glands for dinner

In Eating / Food, Ottawa, Restaurants, The Strange On December 20, 2006 0 Comments

Sweetbread is neither sweet nor bread. It’s the thymus gland (in the throat) or pancreas (near the stomach) of young calves or lambs. The Oxford English Dictionary says… Read More »

Tripey tripey tripe

In Eating / Food, The Strange On December 7, 2006 0 Comments

I eat tripe once in a while at dim sum, a little dish of tripe braised in broth and ginger or with black bean and garlic sauce. It’s… Read More »