Who knew that eating a donkey’s, er ... member is good for the skin? Or that women should refrain from consuming animal testicles? These could be trumped-up claims, but the proprietor and employees of China’s Goulizhuang restaurant, a self-described “penis emporium,” stand by them, as brave BBC reporter Andrew Harding discovered on a recent culinary adventure.
Laughter trickles through the walls of our dining room.
“Government officials,” says Nancy. “Two of them upstairs. They’re having the penis hotpot.”
Most of the restaurant’s guests are either wealthy businessmen or government bureaucrats who, as Nancy puts it, have been brought here by people who want their help.
What better way to secure a contract than over a steaming penis fondue.