My boss decided to take me out to dinner the other week, and treat me to a nice Chinese meal. As I couldn’t read the menu, she ordered for us. My friend who was with me had a translation app and discovered that the egg dish she ordered was made of finch eggs. I’ve eaten a lot of strange things, but that still managed to take me by surprise. I didn’t think people would actually eat those.
The dish arrived with a pair of whistling finches as decorations. Toy ones, obviously. I had thought maybe the word finch was a poor translation, but that clearly wasn’t the case. The eggs were treated as scotch eggs, packed in prawn mousse and then deep fried. I don’t normally like prawn or shrimp much, but in this case I rather enjoyed the whole thing. Let’s just pretend they were quail’s eggs.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 8