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Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2440 W: 34 N: 4378] (24601)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-05
Categories: Food
Camera: Nikon D40
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: China 2012
Date Submitted: 2017-06-18 2:28
Viewed: 699
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hunan is one of the best provinces in China for spotting exotic food.

Pig faces are a real delicacy in the east of Hunan. This shop has got the goodies all lined up, doing its best to tempt customers.

Though we are quiet adventurous eaters and love to try local specialties, we skipped this particular treat. Maybe next time, you know...


This picture was shot in Fenghuang. I tried to decipher the name of the shop, but my Chinese is a bit rusty, so I haven't got a clue what it says. But I still think these characters are beautiful.


song title reference: The Kinks

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6342] (28678)
  • [2017-06-18 3:01]

Hi Benny. In Orwell's Animal Farm it's human heads that would be displayed. I am sure the meat would be delicious for some folk but not for me. Blood pudding is as far as I am prepared to go. But it does make a fascinating photo. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13553 W: 0 N: 16002] (166972)
  • [2017-06-18 3:13]


Génaile compo et vue avec cette inscription en Chinois et quelle têtes pendues superbe génia, bon appétit.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24150 W: 523 N: 40344] (173772)
  • [2017-06-18 4:34]

Dag Benny,

Het zijn andere normen en gebruiken dan hier in ons eigen land.
Maar op deze wijze leren we van elkaar, en over verre landen.
Goed van kleur en samenstelling.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit een vrij warm Oost Vlaanderen,

Bonjour Benny,

Comme on le dit chez nous, tout est bon dans le cochon. Les chinois de cette région en font la preuve dans cet étalage particulièrement réussi. On dirait même qu'ils sourient.



Hello Benny,
Pigs cheeks are nowadays regarded as a delicacy and served in the finest restaurants even in our part of the world, so maybe you made a mistake to skip this dish. But while you enjoyed the more normal sliced snake with mushrooms you got yourself a catchy photo. I think these faces look like some kind of smilies.
Best wishes,

Hi Bonjour dear Benny

Another greatly typical Chines image from youe own point. Nice allocation and proportion image in the best framewrok. Unity of red is reflecting with your high sense.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 144 N: 24697] (121031)
  • [2017-06-19 0:17]
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Hello ben,

I spotted a lot of exotic food in Hunan and later in Yunnan. I saw many thing that I wouldn't dare to try. These pig faces look rather funny. Better than grilled scorpions and larvae. Your Chinese is rusty - did you speak more? I tried to learn a bit but it was useless with pinyin and too difficult with the signs.

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2669 W: 1315 N: 2978] (38216)
  • [2017-06-19 23:21]

Hi Benny

These "smiling" faces welcome the visitors,but as you I feel it's rather a grin! Not for me too, even the next time.
Best regards

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2674 W: 0 N: 2971] (20432)
  • [2017-06-22 16:49]

Dag Benny In my french-canadian language, 'tête de cochon' means pig's head, bad qualifying of a stubborn character! I saw once Pekin laquored ducks but never pig heads and believe me, I don't feel like trying soon this exotic dish! Thanks for the original oddity! Groeten

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