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Old 03-11-2024, 08:03 AM
Location: Northern Virginia
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Originally Posted by evening sun View Post
I would sometimes frequent little China town in San Francisco, you could get knocked off the sidewalk, they were so determined to keep their path. Got yelled at a few times inside a shop, decided it was not worth repeating, so I stopped going.

Back on topic, I would never eat Shark Fin soup,such a dreadful way to treat a creature. Eat the whole dam thing!

Shark isn't really considered great meat (has a strong ammonia smell). It seems like where it's traditionally eaten widely, it's mostly out of necessity. Probably just shouldn't eat them at all if other food is available.
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Old 03-11-2024, 08:35 AM
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Yeah tried shark steak once... definitely not good fare.

Shark fin soup is a traditional gourmet dish. The fin itself has no taste, it's the texture (mouth feel) that is considered unique and luxurious. It was a staple in wedding banquet meals and considered quite an expensive dish.

Many cities are actually banning shark fin, which is a welcome policy.

I've had shark fin soup when I was younger, but haven't had it since.

It's a bloody waste to kill such a big animal just to harvest it's fins. Also incredibly cruel if you watch the documentaries of the fishermen "finning" the sharks and dumping the finless sharks back into the ocean.

There is actually a imitation version of sharkfin soup available. I think it's vermicelli noodles.
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Old 03-11-2024, 10:37 AM
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Foods with Coconut oil or sauces with coconut. Can't digest coconut oil/fat. The results can be fairly quick and explosive.
The exceptions are Almond Joys and Mounds, I don't know why.

When I was a baby, 1950, the milk formula manufacturer (Mead-Johnson?) changed the formulation without telling anyone (no labeling law). According to my father, I had constant diarrhea and became severely dehydrated. My father, a physician, called the manufacturer and asked them, 'did they change the ingredients'; They did.

DS did not do well on formula either. MIL, a family physician, start DS on chewed food. He was on solid food and blended food by 3 months.
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Old 03-11-2024, 02:16 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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There are several: Century eggs, Chicken Feet, Durian, Puffer fish, any insects.
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