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The Fifth Modern Wonder of the World

The Fifth Modern Wonder of the World

Perhaps you missed the last visit of the majestically inbred boy-king of Egypt as he was hauled about the world for all to revere. And maybe you’ve never graced the great halls of the British Museum to look upon its chunks of Grecian monuments. Or stepped up to the mighty pyramids and been harassed into […]


Dear Big Ants Who Were Bossing Around the Little Ants

Dear Big Ants Who Were Bossing Around the Little Ants, First, I must say that you look crazy up close. Sorry, but I have been a little off lately and have found that brushing aside distractions clears up a path towards almost clarity. Share this:


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Controversies First Hand: Dogs as Food

It is a stigma China may never shake. Today it is the source of many unfair prejudices and a great number of jokes; the internet’s tubes are filthy with inflamed diatribes, dog-friendly campaigns and slogans, and reports of official attempts to curb the ancient custom of canine consumption. Coming to China on the proverbial eve […]


Ode to a Chinese Food Bowl: a poem

Ode to a Chinese Food Bowl What lies beneath your painted skin –Beneath those cartoons fading gray?Are you shaped of pure, white porcelainOr of a cheap synthetic blend? Held within your emptiness,That quality that grants your use,The slimy strands of boiled grass,Mix with clumps of rice, or soup And in the morn’ the frothy dripOf […]


Traces of Progress: Public Meat Drying Lines

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Cleavermas

Totally Awesome Picture of the week 53 Is this how you feel? As though you’ve been stripped naked, skewered through the eye sockets and rotated continuously from bright light to roasting flame, flopping lewdly at the mercy of gravity, doing your best to keep what’s left of your eyes on the man with the cleaver, […]


What We Could Sell if Only We Owned a Tricycle: Idea 3

What We Could Sell if Only We Owned a Tricycle: Idea 3

Fried Egg, Pork, Cumin and La Jiao Waffle Biscuits! Share this:


Traces of Progress: Unbridled Consumption

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Dear Driver Who Hit the Cop Car Directly in Front of the Police Station

Dear Driver Who Hit the Cop Car Directly in Front of the Police Station, Do you realize what you have done? This is food street. The time is 6:35 PM, just minutes into rush hour, when students from the middle school are set free to their parents, and, simultaneously, the high schoolers are released for […]


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Ads for the Personelle: Waiter Seeking Customers

S.C.M. young, handsome, traditional dresser seeks hungry customers, loyal or one-time-only, dine-in or take-away, lunch or dinner. Prefers no spitting on floor or table. Must know how to use chopsticks. Big drinkers OK. Foreigners OK. Share this:


Dear Nanjing Municipality

Dear Nanjing Municipality, Rumor is that you’re vying for some sort of award. China’s Best City or the Civilization Prize or Certificate of Glory or something. First of all, good luck. That isn’t a small pool of competitors to go against. But take this for what it’s worth – you’re strides ahead of Yichang. After […]


Dear Ms. Mazut (Winner of 2nd Premium Pea Prize at the Alaska State Fair)

Dear Ms. Mazut (Winner of 2nd Premium Pea Prize at the Alaska State Fair), We can see how you’d be confused. Since you entered produce in the Alaska State Fair, you are probably from the nearest town, Wasilla, a place known for little more than in-breeding and pregnant teens. Perhaps you have never seen a […]


Flavor Cannon

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 38 This is it. Today Alaska. Tomorrow China. From the last frontier to the land of antiquity. And how perfect an illustration for this venture: The Flavor Cannon (or canon if you ask someone who knows about Chinese food) indicating GO! visas in order, the land yonder over that […]


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Traces of Progress: Creative Sales Displays

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Traces of Progress: Public Art

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Dear Rubber Chicken Models

Dear Rubber Chicken Models, OMG (translator for parents: modern vernacular for “I’m surprised/so excited”)! We were like, so into you guys when we were kids! Wow. You don’t even know. It was so fun to splash you in the bath and splash you with barbeque sauce! I can’t even express myself. You were sooooo cool! […]