Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Worms for supper?

Worms for supper? 

A bucket of deliciously-looking purple worms (labeled 即劏北海沙虫 - "'Sand worms' from Beihai, to be killed on demand") at a street vendor in Guangzhou. At 48 yuan / 500 g (around $7/lb), they look quite affordable... The second character in the sign (劏, in its simplified form), "to slaughter / to butcher", is peculiarly Cantonese.
They act as shallow water garbage filterers and prey upon floating detritis.

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