Weekend Musing: Crab Dipping Sauce, Sausages and To Think That Asian Could Not Drive

Hey all: This is all random stuff ahead of the long weekend.

The Crab Dipping Sauce

Before more and more people fall for the joke about the crab dipping sauce in the post yesterday on Ho Yuen Kee, I think I better call this joke out.

I can’t help it. Every time I have crab, I keep on thinking that it’s soup. So for those of you who fell for the joke — SORRY! You guys are probably noobs on chowtimes. I’ve pull it so many times I lost count.


The above are the two somewhat convincing shots. Clicking on the shots brings you to the post about the delicious tea infused soup I had in Ningtu (Vancouver) and Alkimia (Bercelona).


If it is of any consolation, even Jennifer 8 Lee, emailed me once about it. Jennifer 8 Lee is a well known New York Times columnist who had written extensively about Chinese food. She is also the one who wrote the popular book called The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. So, don’t feel bad falling for the joke, OK?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6MhV5Rn63M&fs=1&hl=en_US]

Oh talking about Jennifer 8 Lee, you might like the presentation which she gave at TED which I had posted once before.

Sausage and Hot Dogs

Switching gear … I think you all like InfoGraphics. Here is another one that someone sent me asking me to post it up if I want to. I don’t understand the deal with these InfoGraphics. Maybe it is a smart way to get link juice and clicks from the sites that posts these InfoGraphics.


Before I show you the InfoGraphics, how is the hot dog above looks to you?

Well, I’ll have you know that this is the most expensive hot dog in the world as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records.

$69. Quite affordable, don’t you think? This was served at a New York City’s restaurant called Serendipity 3. It is a foot-long frankfurter served in a … pretzel roll toasted in white truffle butter. The all-beef sausage is grilled in white truffle oil and topped with duck foie gras, caramelized Vidalia onions, heirloom tomato ketchup and Dijon mustard.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMFM4yVlDqg&fs=1&hl=en_US]

Nice huh?

Well, that is a $69 hot dog. Let’s see how your $3 hot dog is made of.


Infographic by Food Coupons

Nice, huh?

To Think That Asians Can’t Drive

This stems from the random comments about parking in Richmond … and of how cheap Asians are who will drive 10 times around the parking lot instead of having to pay a loonie for pay parking.

And … to those people who constantly bash my Richmond fellow residents that they don’t know how to drive … I want you to see videos below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oetF3UTIwbc&fs=1&hl=en_US]

In Vietnam

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf0Ohe-tI-Q&fs=1&hl=en_US]

In Thailand

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cdUPOvSXOo&fs=1&hl=en_US]

In India

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtOdSgf6Ic&fs=1&hl=en_US]

In Japan

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-8BObPsfg8&fs=1&hl=en_US]

The above video takes the cake. If you want to know how to cross a road in Vietnam, just watch the boy in the white school uniform.

So, next time you want to condemn the drivers in Richmond, just understand where they hone their driving skills from, OK?

Let’s see how you non-Richmondites drive in Asia!

Have a good weekend, everyone … and for Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Ben

      LotusRapper: Can’t be Hazelbridge and Alexandra. That two streets are parallel to one another. Upon closer inspection, it does look a lot like Victoria and 41st. Can be sure but for the most part, it does look like Victoria and 41st. LOL! Ben

  1. Eric

    TedX + Food = one of my favourite talks 🙂

    I personally really hate chop suey and the “fake” Chinese food. It’s funny that the people in China don’t know these Americanized-Chinese dishes, which is exactly how my family in HK reacted when I told them about chop suey, calling it rubbish lol

  2. mo

    crap that was pretty convincing, you punk’d me. when i believed you really thought the lemon water was for drinking, i thought you were a super jook sing… or non-chinese. lol

  3. Jimmy L

    Most of the Asian drivers are good drivers, but they just lack of common courteous; particularly the younger group of Chinese in Richmond.

  4. Yan


    I really enjoyed Jennifer’s presentation. Informational and yet funny. Thanks for posting it.

    1. Ben

      Hi Yan: I enjoyed Jennifer’s presentation too. I thought she did very well and her delivery timing is absolutely perfect. When I grow up, I want to be like Jennifer. LOL! Ben

  5. LotusRapper

    Looks like Jennifer is flipping the bird there, LOL

    1. Ben

      Hi LotusRapper: I know … that was what I thought Jennifer was doing too. LOL! Ben

  6. Tony

    I spent a couple of days in Guangzhou some time ago, and experienced the local drivers rather often – mostly from the back seat of a taxi. Over there, you either have to drive like you’re possessed by the devil or you don’t get anywhere… I recall one spot where there were four lanes painted onto the road that narrowed down to three lanes to cross a bridge. The traffic was seven lanes wide in our direction and managed to sort out into four lanes before crossing the river… then fanned out again on the other side. Absolute insanity. After that, Richmond didn’t seem as bad.

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