08 September 2005

But, Where Do They Get the Tiger Pee?

Don't even know where to begin with this one. Those wacky Chinese, with their Communism and cigarette-addicted chimps, have gone one better. A restaurant in northeastern China boasted dishes with "illegal" tiger meat (apparently yes, there is some other, non-illegal, kind of tiger meat), and they were caught-- probably because they were advertising the illegal tiger meat dishes. Then, when the fuzz came to investigate, the restaurant owner confessed it wasn't really tiger meat.

Don't breathe a sigh of relief yet. It was donkey meat (which, btw is perfectly legal), soaked in tiger urine. Tiger. Urine.

It seems the tiger piss gives the dish "that special 'tang'" which allowed the restaurant to fool unsuspecting customers. You know, like how Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper? Well, donkey meat marinated in tiger peepee is like the Suave shampoo of the illegal tiger meat market: Can you tell which of these women paid $965 for her tiger-bowl, and which one paid half as much for her equally "tangy" tygur-bowl? We can't!

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