The hasselhott city of Hanoi was an interesting experience due to the volume of decent food. You've already seen some in the last post but this next meal is really different. "Never try, never know" is a commonly used expression by Vietnamese hawkers / sellers. With this in mind, we stepped into another culinary adventure.
Not porcupine! They just had some there as pets I suppose... The restaurant was famous for serving snake, in all manner of forms.
|I assume they're not poisonous|
|Green - Sweet liquor mixed with snake's |
gall bladder, releasing the bile.
Red - Snake's blood and sweet rice wine.
|A close-up of the soft snake skin.|
I volunteered to have the honour of the most sacred part of the snake - the heart. I didn't eat it using the usual method of knife or fork... I didn't even use chopsticks.
Ripping an animal's beating heart out with my teeth has always been an ambition of mine.