Friday, November 26, 2010
Luzhi (甪直) produce
Walking through Luzhi, we found a vendor selling goose eggs. They looked like dinosaur eggs when placed next to chicken eggs. We were not in the mood for such large eggs.
We did buy some water caltrop (菱角). They look sinister, and - with those sharp “horns” - they can really be used as weapons.
When cooked, the “meat” is powder-ly white. It tasted plain, but recalled childhood memories. I ended up eating a lot of them at the hotel later that evening.
With society getting more and more sophisticated, people lose interest in simple foods such as these - they are considered plain and boring. Instead, people look for, and create processed foods with "new" flavor. I am not sure it is such a good development.