yes folks, that is the head of a bird, a pigeon to be exact, and his remnant limbs scattered across the plate... all part of the authentic chinese dining experience we had last night. several of matt's co-workers made reservations at a shanghai-style restaurant, and we tagged along. the meal consisted of but was not limited to lotus plant, jellyfish, marinated bamboo shoots, shark fin soup, chinese dumplings, mr. pigeon, duck, peanut soup, and the restaurant's signature hairy crab. what is a hairy crab, you ask?
this is a hairy crab. he's a rare chinese delicacy, found in the freshwaters of eastern china. i'm assuming he gets his name from the layer of fuzz found on his legs. shoot, i'm gettin' hungry... what about you guys?
and here's the whole crew going to town on the crab. matt works with awesome people here in hong kong. they were oft times so concerned about what i would be able to eat... so kind of them. although the nosh was questionable at times, the company was unmatched. looks like we'll have no shortage of friends here in hk.