The culture here is very different to anywhere else I've lived before but still in a positive and fascinating way. They eat strange stuff like birds nest soup and sharks fin soup. They drink strange stuff.
The photo below is a very popular energy drink here but with a rather unappealing name.
Here's another fav of the locals - Chickens feet.
Then there's pigs liver and pigs intestine. Turtle jelly where a turtle is boiled for about 12 hours. Chicken testicles either boiled or fried and owl soup including the head of the owl.
I can't say I've tried them all and can't say I ever will but it's a far cry from corn beef and cabbage! I've just realised I've spent the last 3 St Patricks Days on 3 different continents but the common denominator seems to be BEER!
Since legend has it that St Paddy cast the snakes out of Ireland, I must have another specialty around these parts in his honour i.e. some ssssssssssssnake soup (yep they eat that too!) or I might just settle for a pint o' Guinnessssssssssssssss!
HAPPY SAINT PADDYS DAY!
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