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  • #17364
    Danielle
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    Would like to add this as this literally just occurred 5 minutes ago in my office.

    Sales rep from a cake company comes in with big container, says he can give us free tasting so we can perhaps do business with them in the future. Opens container revealing one row of chocolate cake, one row of green tea cake and one row of white and orange cake which I can only assume is vanilla.

    Chocolate and green tea go down a treat. White and orange get sort of stuck in my throat as the taste is so bizarre.

    It was meat flavoured cake. Comes in a spicy version apparently, too.

    Thanks, China.

    #17466
    Eric
    Participant

    WHAT THE HECK

    #17365
    Eric
    Participant

    WHAT THE HECK

    #17470
    BrendanBrendan
    Moderator

    Mmmm, meat cake!

    #17366
    BrendanBrendan
    Moderator

    Mmmm, meat cake!

    #17473
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
    Participant

    @Danielle

    They have meat flavour for everything. Potato chips – I think I’ve literally seen bags titled “Meat Flavour”, in addition to specific meats — “Chicken Flavour” “Lamb Flavour” “Beef Flavour”, “Shao Kao flavour” etc. I’d wager the only thing that lacks meat flavour options in China is .. actual meat – so frequently the meat is drenched in some other sauce or spice that overpowers the actual flavour of the meat itself.

    #17367
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
    Participant

    @Danielle

    They have meat flavour for everything. Potato chips – I think I’ve literally seen bags titled “Meat Flavour”, in addition to specific meats — “Chicken Flavour” “Lamb Flavour” “Beef Flavour”, “Shao Kao flavour” etc. I’d wager the only thing that lacks meat flavour options in China is .. actual meat – so frequently the meat is drenched in some other sauce or spice that overpowers the actual flavour of the meat itself.

    #17476
    Danielle
    Participant

    @Rick Yeah it’s definitely one of the more unfortunate aspects to life here. When I used to teach kids I don’t know how many times I ate a beef candy thinking it was something much less sinister..

    Here’s a picture of the meat cake… for science.

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    Please note innocent chocolate cake beside it.

    #17368
    Danielle
    Participant

    @Rick Yeah it’s definitely one of the more unfortunate aspects to life here. When I used to teach kids I don’t know how many times I ate a beef candy thinking it was something much less sinister..

    Here’s a picture of the meat cake… for science.

    P2230899.jpg

    Please note innocent chocolate cake beside it.

    #17481
    linka999linka999
    Participant

    This cake looks not good!

    Still love cheesecake from bookwarm i had. best cheesecake~~~

    #17369
    linka999linka999
    Participant

    This cake looks not good!

    Still love cheesecake from bookwarm i had. best cheesecake~~~

    #17491

    @Rick you are a dick, take it easy.

    #17372

    @Rick you are a dick, take it easy.

    #17493
    Marco
    Member

    No matter how much money you give a peasant, he can’t use it to buy taste or manners

    #17373
    Marco
    Member

    No matter how much money you give a peasant, he can’t use it to buy taste or manners

    #17503
    CharlieCharlie
    Keymaster
    Quote:
    Yeah it’s definitely one of the more unfortunate aspects to life here. When I used to teach kids I don’t know how many times I ate a beef candy thinking it was something much less sinister..

    Here’s a picture of the meat cake… for science.

    Oh God that looks hideous. I try everything in China but I can’t stand that dry powdered meat stuff that’s pictured on top of the cake.

    Quote:
    They have meat flavour for everything. Potato chips

    Yeah, some of the potato chip flavors are great. “Little Tomato” flavor Lays potato chips.

    #17376
    CharlieCharlie
    Keymaster
    Quote:
    Yeah it’s definitely one of the more unfortunate aspects to life here. When I used to teach kids I don’t know how many times I ate a beef candy thinking it was something much less sinister..

    Here’s a picture of the meat cake… for science.

    Oh God that looks hideous. I try everything in China but I can’t stand that dry powdered meat stuff that’s pictured on top of the cake.

    Quote:
    They have meat flavour for everything. Potato chips

    Yeah, some of the potato chip flavors are great. “Little Tomato” flavor Lays potato chips.

    #17508
    RayRay
    Participant

    More weird shit (we could right a book on this topic)

    *pyjamas wprn outside

    *E-bike has a light, but NEVER use it

    *the nation-wide refusal to ever say “I’m sorry” or “my mistake” or to accept an apology from others (“it’s not ‘from the heart’ when foreigners say sorry”)

    *the belief that Chinese parents love their kids more than foreigners (i’ve heard this repeatedly)

    *it’s OK to copy EVERYTHING, but if a foreign co. infringes on Chinese copyright, we will sue your ass

    *feeding rice to cats and dogs (my tiger eats only the best imported japanese cat food shit)

    *what’s a footpath for? Hey look, grandma’s got a baby strappped to her back (actually, that’s cool how they do that). BUT SHE’S WALKING ON YI HUAN LU!!!

    #17377
    RayRay
    Participant

    More weird shit (we could right a book on this topic)

    *pyjamas wprn outside

    *E-bike has a light, but NEVER use it

    *the nation-wide refusal to ever say “I’m sorry” or “my mistake” or to accept an apology from others (“it’s not ‘from the heart’ when foreigners say sorry”)

    *the belief that Chinese parents love their kids more than foreigners (i’ve heard this repeatedly)

    *it’s OK to copy EVERYTHING, but if a foreign co. infringes on Chinese copyright, we will sue your ass

    *feeding rice to cats and dogs (my tiger eats only the best imported japanese cat food shit)

    *what’s a footpath for? Hey look, grandma’s got a baby strappped to her back (actually, that’s cool how they do that). BUT SHE’S WALKING ON YI HUAN LU!!!

    #17512
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
    Participant

    @Jacob

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

    @Marco

    I phrase it different: You can take the farmer off the farm, but not the farm out of the farmer.

    @Charlie

    I think it’s like, dried shredded pork? I can’t stand it either.

    @Ray

    Where do you get “imported Japanese cat food”? I feed my cats Whiskas, I buy the 30?kg bags then manually bag it into mini-bags they provide to keep it fresh-ish, and the little whiskas wet packs once every couple days. I don’t know if this is the same Whiskas back home, anything you heard that I should concern with? Both my lil ones are happy and healthy so far, but bad food can lead to like..kidney / etc problems from what I gather.

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