Monday, April 12, 2010

Vietnamese Snake wine

I love Vietnamese chow, but some of it is too adventurous for me.

The Vietnamese make this nasty fish sauce called Nước chấm or nuoc mam (pronounced “nuke bomb”), where they wrap a dead fish in a newspaper, bury it in their backyard for a few weeks, and then squeeze out the festering decay.

Got Nouc Mam?

The Vietnamese believe that drinking wine soaked in cobra or scorpion corpses increases their sexual potency: