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by John McGran, Food columnist

 
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These Shrimp Will Flip Your Lid!

Forget about dancing with bland, tasteless celebrities. In China, you can go dancing with the shrimp… if you can stand the sight of live shrimp furiously dancing for their lives in a large bowl of scalding hot broth!

According to Mr. Bad Food’s favorite Web site, Weird-Food.com, the menu item Dancing Shrimp involves large live shrimp that are plopped into a scalding hot clear broth and immediately served with a side of red pepper paste. The large glass bowl of dancing shrimp comes to you with a heavy lid so the kicking and jerking shrimp can’t flop free and two-step their way for the door.

The proper way to eat your dance partners: Bite right into the little suckers, chew the meat and spit out the shells and legs and other non-edible parts.

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@ 2:42pm ET on March 29, 2008
Hi Mr. Bad Food,

I used to love your posts when I was part of ediets/efitness. Nice to read you again!

Sophie


@ 2:45pm ET on March 29, 2008
Thanks Sophie... spread the word... Mr Bad Food is backkkkkkkkkkkk... and this place is so much better than my previous stint. Don't tell anyone but I am also the editor here! :o) So let me know what kind of news attracts a discerning member like you.


@ 8:22am ET on March 30, 2008
Wow, no way! That is weird. Poor little shrimpy's! And Ewwww, the whole thing and spit out the shell? I have a hard enough time eating those things with that black vein thingy not taken out!

Yet another interesting post John! Way to keep us engaged. Or is that grossed out?! HAHA

Have a great day!


@ 8:40am ET on March 30, 2008
John.. who's John? Oh, you mean my twin! :o) Thanks Kim... I aim to have some fun while you guys learn about healthy eating here at Diet.com. By the way, I am almost ready for our interview.


@ 10:57am ET on March 31, 2008
THERE IS NO WAY I could eat those dancing shrimp! I don't do well with food that's still breathing (or screaming in boiling hot broth)!

CSL-Bailey

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