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  •  Nothing about that sounds apetizing (4+ / 0-)
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    elmo, indres, Hastur, SneakySnu

    Who are these people that see shark fin and think, yummy?

    •  It's conspicuous consumption, pure and simple (1+ / 0-)
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      nuclear winter solstice

      Shark's fin is tasteless. It's very expensive, though, so you only eat it to demonstrate how wealthy you are.

      •  I tried it when I was younger before (0+ / 0-)

        I realized how they get it. It got served quite a bit at my boyfriends family dinners in some more expensive Chinese restaurants. The taste is pretty unremarkable, it sort of absorbs the flavor of whatever it's cooked in, but the texture is unmistakeable.

        It is very expensive and I do believe they mostly ordered bowls of shark fin soup for everyone, whether they wanted it or not,  to show off. I didn't like it when I tried it, but my boyfriend gobbled it. Won't be able to get it anymore in NYC starting next summer. Sales of fins have been banned.

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