**Warning: some of the pictures in the following may disturb you. Some of them made me want to throw up when I first saw them and I got the urge again when trying to upload them into this post.
Reading the news sometimes leads you to places you would never have even imagined before starting. Today, I noticed a story about an old Austrian man who locked up his daughter for 20+ years in his basement along with half the 6 children he had with her. I read the most detailed version of the story in the German periodical, Spiegel Online. After finishing the story, I checked out the front page of the English version of the publication and noticed a picture below with the caption of “Beijing’s Penis Restaurant.” I’m sorry, but I had to look and I sort of regret looking, but at the same time was so dumfounded that I had to post it here.
From Spiegel, here are the pictures and the respective captions along with them. Also note, but there is a reason why they would have a restaurant like this other than just being unique. There is park in the country where there are large rock formations that appear to look like penises. Look to the second picture on the menu where you can see one of the rock formations.
The Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing. There are four franchises in the city alone, and the chain is expanding: there’s one in Atlanta, Georgia, in Chinatown.
The Guolizhuang menu is a broad introduction to the medicinal benefits of eating animal penises and testicles.
Ox penises help manliness. They’re cut along the side and shaped into little stars.
The yak penis is served with a dragon. In the Guolizhuang restaurant there are more than 30 different animal penises on the menu. And for very special guests there’s a list of others.
Henry’s whip” is the house speciality at Beijing’s Guolizhuang restaurant. It’s a sheep’s penis on a stick covered in mayonnaise, sweet cheese, served on a bed of lettuce.
A platter of ox and dog penises. The consistency and taste remind one of overly bitter rings of calamari, apparently.
The penises are often dipped in soy or hot sauce. For women, eating penises is supposed to be good for the skin.
Donkey penis served on a bed of lettuce: For Chinese guests, eating the sexual organs is not a test of courage, but rather a treatment for the libido.
“The Chinese eat everything with four legs, except tables — and everything that flies except airplanes,” goes a Chinese saying. At the Guolizhuang restaurant, customers can even order deer and sheep fetuses.