Knackered after a long week at work, I ducked into a Chinese restaurant on my way home.
Overwhelmed by the picture menu surrounding me on the walls in 360 degrees, I saw something which resembled stir-fried beef and ordered it without giving it a second thought.
Oh how I wish I’d thought that second thought!
When the dish arrived, something about it looked a bit suspicious. Hmmm. Anyway, let’s just tuck right in, shall we?
It tasted like I was inside a cow’s mouth or something. Kind of gross, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
I scanned the wall for the picture again. There was the culprit in question. Clearly labelled 「牛タン」.
What was I thinking? Ruddy fried cow’s tongue, for Pete’s sake!!!
Resisting the temptation to vom up on the spot, I instead just coughed up the dough and did a runner, never to be seen again.
Hope none of us will be having any bovine nightmares tonight.