Monday, June 26, 2006

Only in China

"Waiter! There's no longer a worm in my soup!"

A dozen diners at a luxury restaurant in Fuzhou were shocked recently when they found a worm in a dish costing more that RMB3,000 (US$375). But what really shook them up was when a female manager swallowed the worm to escape responsibility. When they asked for an explanation from the manager in charge of the dining hall, she made a grab for the worm, popped it into her mouth and claimed there was nothing there.

- SH 8days magazine, Shanghai, Vol 78

"Great location, pity about the neighbours":
Several thousand pigs in Jinjiang, Fujian Province, are living a life of luxury in a five story building equipped with elevators. The lucky porkers belong to a pig farm in the city's industrial zone. Each floor in the building has a special purpose, such as accomodation, mating or the delivery of piglets. According to the general manager of the company, the biggest advantage of the high-rise is that it uses much less land than normal pig farms.
- SH 8days magazine, Shanghai, Vol 78

More strange-but-true from China (these pics have been doing the email rounds here)


Jeanne said...

I love to see all of your photographs and read your blog!
Blessings to you
Love Jeanne
Ontario Canada!

Mia said...

I just love this blog! I plan on coming back often so leave the light on.

Louise said...

Jeanne- Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm very glad to have you here. Oh, and you share my grandmothers name so you must be alright!

Mia- Thanks! Welcome and welcome back again... I'll leave the light on, just don't be sneaking in too late Young Lady!

Anonymous said...

Some of us will now know, why the Chinese can survive for another 5 thousand years.
:-) :-)