Does This Faux Condom Dish Go Too Far?

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Alvin Leung Jr.'s "Sex on the Beach," which resembles a discarded condom, is 100 percent edible.
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Faux dirt ― edible simulacra of garden humus ― has become fashionable in recent years, but this is ridiculous. At Identita' Golose, an Italian gastro congress unfolding in Milan, Hong Kong's self-styled "demon chef," Alvin Leung Jr., unveiled "Sex on the Beach," a dish resembling a used condom flung onto sand. The edible "condom" is made by dunking a metal cigar tube into a food-grade polymer. It's partially filled with a milky fluid of honey and Yunnan ham emulsion, arranged on powdered shiitake mushrooms (i.e., the "sand"). If you missed it in Milan, cheer up: You can fly to Leung's restuarant in Hong Kong, Bo Innovation (tagline: "X-Treme Chinese Cuisine"; Bourdain's been) to, uh, taste it (do you use a knife and fork, or pick it up with your fingers and throw your head back?). Proceeds go to a local AIDS organization.

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Scott
Scott

Yeah. Surely no-one would really order this - and I'm one of the more open-minded ones.

Sam
Sam

This isn't meant to be taken seriously, guys. Have a god-damned sense of humor! It's creative, interesting and it pushes the limits of people's comfort zones. It's excellent. I'd try it one hundred times over!

Pukadog1
Pukadog1

Yes, Sam! It pushes the boundaries...I too, think it was very creative. Imagine a video of someone eating this edible artwork, where the viewer doesn't know and assumes the worst. Outrageously fun. Here is what’s coming next a dog turd-shaped breakfast muffin. Yummy! Make it chocolaty flavored with pecan tart filling. What a gross out BUT fabulously tasty… I laugh to myself ;>)

Justme
Justme

gross. and i think it makes people think its okay to throw your condoms out in the sand. put it back in the wrapper and throw it in the trash. wrap it with napkins first if you can.

babyg
babyg

I wouldn't eat that shit. Its hella gross. But I have to admit very creative. I think the restaurant concept is innovative. Maybe not for HK but japan would love it. And art shows would love it.

JForward
JForward

No. 1 this is disgusting. I don't want food that disgusts me or reminds of me of the contents of a trash can at a cheap porno studio. No. 2 - the condom is too big to be an Asian...must be modeling it after an Aussie tourist...;-)

Filip Jach
Filip Jach

I don't know if it goes too far, but it's certainly a stupid gimmick.

Michael Dominici
Michael Dominici

This is what happens when a modern chef gets to the point that they are so bored, so disdainful, and literally think everything they do is cutting edge, brilliant, shocking, and revolutionary. What they are totally forgetting is that A.) They are serving food. B.) That they are insulting their guests on several levels. C.) Really, really should go into at least one kind of rehab.

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