I’ll have the tang tang noodles, ginger chicken, and a side of rats.
According to Reuters.com, China is suffering from such a problem of rats, they are trucking them to other areas to be used in fancy restaurant dishes.
“Some Guangdong restaurants were promoting “rat banquets,” charging 136 yuan ($18) for one kilogram of rat meat, the newspaper said.”
“…So apparently the solution boils down to: If you can’t beat them, eat them.”
Two more stories from the same article, one on soaking in ramen to “inflame your passion”, and another about workers at a zoo in Germany that are killing and selling animals as meat.
“We know that soup is good for you, but apparently the Japanese love their noodles-in-broth so much that some of them are literally ready to dive into their bowl of ramen.
According to the Daily Times of Pakistan, a Japanese spa has opened special baths meant to resemble ramen, complete with bath salt shaped like the pasta, a huge pair of chopsticks overhead and water giving off the aroma of pepper.”
Next time you see someone at the grocery store with two carts full of ramen, just give them a knowing wink.
They are just trying to make their love life sizzle.
It could be worse. At least I held off until after breakfast to publish this post!