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Chinese Astronaut Eats Anti-Terror Dog

by | 15th, May 2010

CHINESE astronaut Yang Liwei is plugging his new book The Nine Levels between Heaven and Earth by revealing how he chowed down on dog while in space. The 44-year-old military veteran of the Shenzhou Five mission, writes:

“Many of my friends are curious about what we eat [in space] and think that the astronauts must have some expensive delicacies, like shark’s fin or abalone. Actually we ate quite normal food, there is no need to keep it a secret.”

Sharks in Space sounds good but Abalone In Space is the kind of cinematic hit we’ve been waiting for. Anyhow, the normal food is dog meat, specifically Huajiang dog.

Jill Robinson, the founder of Animals Asia, is offended:

“Yang Liwei is a role model for so many young people and he is one of China’s greatest heroes. We hope that he might recognise dogs as the heroes they are too: they found survivors after the Sichuan earthquake and protected people from potential terrorists during the Olympic games. Surely they deserve more.”

What more than going into space? Other treats include – and note the presence of crabs, an noble beast that has for decades kept British shores free of invading crocodiles and the Chinese navy.

Day One: Lotus root porridge, crispy tofu with spring onions, braised yellow croaker fish, pork ribs with seaweed, spinach with minced garlic.

Day Two: Spicy pig skin, braised duck neck, hairy crab with ginger, chicken liver with chilli, pine nuts with sweetcorn, three-flavour soup.

Day Three: Poached egg in fermented rice soup, Harbin sausage, Huajiang dog, baby cuttlefish casserole, eel with green pepper, spicy beans with dried tofu.

Motorway service stations on the M1 take note…

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