Saturday, October 08, 2005

Bundegi or Bosintang?

If you had to choose between the two, would you eat bundegi (boiled silkworm larvae.. said to taste 'insecty,' soft and 'gooey' on the inside.)

Or bosintang (dogmeat soup.. said to taste like lamb. but bear in mind the dogs are beaten to death, as their adrenaline release makes the meat taste better.)

Both are very popular here.

I have a plan. I'm going to rescue one of those dogs destined for soup and bring him back to Vancouver. I'll name him Bosintang, to remind him how close he came to meeting his fate. Brent's gonna dress up in a dog costume and distract the chef while I set Bosintang freeee!


Blogger Michelle said...

Ew... neither! There goes my appetite. :((

10:11 AM  
Blogger anomi said...

ever since i got a puppy, it's gotta be the bugs.

10:30 AM  
Blogger deepthoughts said...

I think you should try both and tell us how they taste. We need more perspective on this. I bet you the bugs are really tasty and my friend Jaijoon says that dog is delicious. I know you may have qualms about it being a dog lover and all, but just thing how cute cows and bunnies and lambs are and we eat all of those (at least I do). It's not like you trying it once is going to have any impact on the culture of eating dogs, and the dogs you'd be eating are already dead.

TRY IT! Hehehehe.

People in Kazakistan eat horse. I thought that was really awful too, but if you think about it animals are animals and if we eat some of them, why not eat all of them? Why should one be considered more valuable than another just because we happen to relate to it in life more? Of course, whipping dogs does sound a bit barbaric nonetheless, but you should see how chickens get treated in North America (I only eat free range now).

My vote is, immerse yourself in the culture and see what it's like. If you don't like it, you don't have to keep it up.


11:53 PM  
Blogger s said...

Yes. Good points. I agree with openmindedness. There is always a chance I could grow to like eating dog.

Some things still stopping me would be:

Chickens may be crammed together in cages, but these dogs are hung off bridges to be strangled to death, and dragged behind cars. They are hung up in trees and their fur blowtorched off while they're still alive. When I grew up in Ontario, my dogs were my best friends. How could I blowtorch and eat my best friends?

Second, what about things like mad cow disease that happen when an omnivoire eats a carnivoire? I don't think it's healthy for us to eat animals that eat other animals...

Still debating it and open to debate!

9:52 PM  
Blogger s said...

Oh, thought of one more thing.

I think we should be able to kill what we eat. I think I would be able to kill a lamb, cow, pig, chicken or rabbit. Lamb would be hard but I could still do it.

I don't know if I could kill a dog myself.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Brento... said...

Hey! We never quite agreed on the dogsuit idea! I might become "bosingtang" myself! :O

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hang a goose's neck between two parallel wooden bars. stuff a funnel down its throat. stuff food till it dies. you get mighty big portions of goose liver. voila, fois gras~!! bon apetite.

china: quote..."we eat anything with the sun on their back"

indonesia: burnt monkey meat is the best~!

so shut up and eat it.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would eat both! YUM!!!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Rageykiwi said...

the way that dogd and cats are boiled alive to bring out the juices ,is more sick than ones wants to know .Korea is a country that prides itself on making sure animals are treated cruel .this is normal to koreans.the nest way to fight back again countries that treat animals like this is to boycott products made from those countries.Some day i wan to do over there to do the same (boil humans alive ) so that koreans can suffer what animals feel.Why dont you do back to korea where you came from you low life so called human

2:20 PM  

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