Is it true that camel hump is Chinese food?

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User Info: slk_23

slk_23
5 years ago#1
It was referenced in the movie Rush Hour where Jackie Chan is eating it. I wanted to know whether it's real, so I looked it up on Google. The results talk about camel hump as camel humps (as opposed to food for humans) and Rush Hour. That seems to make it look like they don't eat it there. But China is a big country and I've never been there, so I don't want to make any guesses, so as to not appear uncultured and ignorant. Then again, I don't really associate camels with China.

User Info: Chocolatl

Chocolatl
5 years ago#2
I was about to say no, it's not, but it appears that I was wrong. Apparently they DO eat camel hump in China, at least according to this site: http://www.chinaplanner.com/cuisine/cuisine/food_gs.htm
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User Info: CarsAndGuitarsx

CarsAndGuitarsx
5 years ago#3
It's China. They eat anything as long as it's furry and it moves. They'll even eat your pet cat. :)
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User Info: Angelblade

Angelblade
5 years ago#4
That's a lie..they'll eat cat..but most likely not someone else's pet...

As for camel hump...unless it's some Tibetan or Ugiar or other denominational thing, I'd say that no the don't eat it there..not regularly anyway...however given that most any species of animals basically fair game...it probably would't be unheard of that camel..not just the hump..has been eaten before in China
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User Info: BB mofo

BB mofo
5 years ago#5
"If it has four legs and isn't a chair, if it moves through the water and isn't a boat, if it has wings and isn't a plane, the Cantonese will eat it."
- The rest of China.
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User Info: Amenonuhoko

Amenonuhoko
5 years ago#6
In Soviet Russia, camel humps you!
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User Info: Angelblade

Angelblade
5 years ago#7
BB mofo posted...
"If it has four legs and isn't a chair, if it moves through the water and isn't a boat, if it has wings and isn't a plane, the Cantonese will eat it."
- The rest of China.


"If its back face the sky, then it can be eaten"

- The Cantonese
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User Info: eston

eston
5 years ago#8
A camel's hump is basically pure fat, so I'll bet it's delicious >_>
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User Info: televised

televised
5 years ago#9
>>> "If it has four legs and isn't a chair, if it moves through the water and isn't a boat, if it has wings and isn't a plane, the Cantonese will eat it."

incidentally my cantonese girlfriend has eaten it and claims its northern cuisine
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User Info: kozlo100

kozlo100
5 years ago#10
I was going to guess it to be a northern thing more than a Cantonese thing. My amateur culinary anthropology sense tells me it probably came from the bits that share a border with the middle east. They eat camel in a few Arab nations.
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