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Would You Eat Pig's Ear?

Would You Eat Pig's Ear?

I was thrilled last weekend when, while out eating Chinese, I came across a Taiwanese small plate that I enjoyed growing up. It's slivered pig's ears, and it's delicious, with a light soy-sauce flavor and both a gelatinous and crunchy texture.

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cupcakeemmi cupcakeemmi 8 years
Yucky! I'd try it though
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I think it would have to do a lot with preparation and presentation
hanmeng hanmeng 8 years
Had 'em, but I didn't like the crunchy cartilage.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Never ever...
katwo katwo 8 years
in the philippines we have a special dish here made with pig's ears called "sisig" - the fattening type of food you'd want to munch down with beer, the pig ear is toasted and seasoned with spices, sometimes it's topped with raw egg. it is soooo goooood.
marisaoswald marisaoswald 8 years
i'm asian- i grew up eating everything. yum!
verily verily 8 years
I have no problem eating chicharrones, so I think I could give pig's ear a try. I'm totally turned off by the idea of snouts and hooves though.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I'd try it just to say I'd eaten it. It actually doesn't look too bad the way it's prepared in the picture.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Um, I buy these for my dog, so there's no way I'D eat them. GROSS!!!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
o.O :gag: nope. no way. no how. not eating that. the only thing gelatinous is suppose to describe is Jello and i definetly don't want to see pigs ears wiggling at me unless it's attached to an alive and healthy pig.
chantoto chantoto 8 years
i'm asian so i'm used to it and pig's ears are very gd appetizer, i know it sounds scary, but it tastes really gd!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
I grew up eating pig's ears in an appetizer platter along with the pig intestines, cold jelly fish with sesame seeds, and boneless sparerib combo. It's delicious!!! Asians know what's up with the food.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Nope, I even find the smell unpleasing and very rarely eat pork.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
absolutely I would eat them. I like alot of texture in my food.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
I don't want to eat what my dog eats.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Been there and ate that.
krooie krooie 8 years
No thanks. I'll save them for the dog!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Love, love, love pigs' ears. Might be one of my favorite snacks, actually, just like they are in this photo. I like pigs' feet too. I just HATE pig liver. It makes me gag!
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
eww..
otaku otaku 8 years
it actually sounds pretty good. it just puts me off a bit because pigs ears were my dogs favorite treat. :}
Fleurie Fleurie 8 years
It's delicious, especially when it's fried, crunchy, yum..
reeeeka reeeeka 8 years
NO. Texture. Bad. The thought makes me want to puke.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I'm very iffy about 'gelatinous' textures - I've never been a fan. I wouldn't eat it but I'm not horrified. Each to their own I guess!
Zi Zi 8 years
yep had it before,but i prefer the feet,
seniouxa13 seniouxa13 8 years
Where I live (somewhere in asia), it's kind of a delicacy. We eat it barbequed or in a sizzling plate with other pig parts (intestines and whatnot). It's actually kind of good, and it sometimes melts in your mouth.
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