Monday, November 15

Dog treat or Chinese herb

Hong Kong is often recommended as a great place to shop for traditional Chinese herbs and medicines. For all those not yet in the know, a Chinese herb a day, helps keep the impotence away. Despite their miraculous properties, most of them look so unappetising that not even a dog would put it in its mouth. Or would it? In the spirit of the dog toy or marital aid game that has been doing the rounds, let's play Dog treat or Chinese herb?!!!! Can your local apothecary or Fido tell the difference?


Could it be red peony root or could it be chewy ox tails?


On the one hand it looks like Achilles tendon beef chews, on the other hand it's suspiciously similar to the rubus fructus herb.


One is chewable rabbit ears (imported from Europe) while the other is balloon flower root.


Decisions, decisions...slow roasted beef liver sheet or Eucommia tree bark?


You are in a dark room. Your available choices are oven dried squid shavings or hawthorn.


At 8:32 AM, Blogger Mallrat said...

Oh boy. I got sick over winter and lived ont hat sort of stuff. it cured everything but i just wanted to gag after a few weeks.

I saw some amazing fashion roadkill ont eh bourke st mjall this morning - i wish i'd had a camera on me. at first i thought this woman was a hobo: these combat trousers that were dyed a dark green at the ankles, slowly fading as you travelled up. then a white shirt with burberry check inside the cuffs, which she'd turned up, a burberry check belt, the burbery scarf and the burberry handbag.
so fucking weird.... oh and these huge JLo sunglasses.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Jon said...

I looove dried squid. I always pick some up from either Chinese, Korean, or Japanese markets. It's best with cold beer!

At 5:27 PM, Blogger j-a said...

yucky stuff!

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

I have had the pleasure of eucommia bark tea, & think a dog treat must be better



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