It seems to be an Asian thing, which explains why I've never heard of it, because I've never been to Asia. The English invented it as a royal health tonic. I have to admit, it does sound nutritious. Four times as nutritious as a bowl of chicken soup, they say. And we all know how nutritious chicken soup is.
|Not as nutritious as cock soup. -- Anuj Kumar Pradhan|
I'm still having trouble getting my mind around the "cooking down whole chickens" part. Whole freaking chickens, man. Into a liquid, man. How long must that take?
|Forever, with the feathers. -- John Went|
Then again, I do come across some crazy stuff in the course of research. For instance, the flatfish, or flounder, swims upright, like a normal fish, when it's young. As it matures, one of its eyes moves over to the other side of its head, and it begins swimming on its side.
|Now that you mention it, they do look a little bit lopsided. -- OpenCage.info|
But you probably already knew that.