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Andy Deemer is a fast food horror filmmaker, the producer of Poultrygeist, and a China-certified taxidermist. He lives somewhere between Beijing and Bangalore, and delights in eating the awesome and gross. Find out more about him at AsiaObscura.com

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Perfect After Eight Thin Mint Ice Cream Recipe

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Remember those decadent wafer-thin mints, "enrobed" in a wrapper of rich dark chocolate and each served in a sophisticated black sleeve? Throughout my childhood, we always kept a box in the freezer for my dad to hand out after dinner. It was the most adult of treats.

The other day...

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Nothing Wrong With Eating A Little Horse

(303) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 8:35 AM

I'm shocked by the fact that all these Brits are up in arms about a little mare in their frozen lasagna. In China, we pay extra for this!

Horse meat sashimi is a delicacy in Japan, and I'd long been dreaming of ordering it here in...

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12 Amazing South Indian Breakfasts

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 8:41 AM

Bangalore's cafes and sagars are crowded in the mornings. Old men sipping at small glasses of sweet milky coffee, foamed up to perfection by pouring it from one cup to another. They stand at tables, balancing a Gold Flake cigarette and the Deccan Herald newspaper, and eating Khara Bath, Kesari...

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24 Gorgeous Hand-Painted Indian Movie Posters

(13) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 11:27 PM

Ramachandraiah prints movie posters for a living. He's done it ever since 1971, when he bought an ancient lithograph press. He keeps it in a factory north of Bangalore, far from the English town where it was built 111 years ago.

Most movie posters here are lavish. They're digitally-printed, full-color,...

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Wonderful Indian Circus Posters

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 5:17 PM

In the tiny Indian village of Shravanabelagola, there was something wonderful this past weekend. Wheat-pasted to every surface -- crumbling walls and old wooden shop doors -- amazingly bizarre posters for the Jumbo Circus.

I'm not a huge circus fan. It's not that I have moral qualms... frankly, it's my...

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Dismember Live Seafood in a Guangzhou Restaurant

(21) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 10:03 AM

With a sign promoting the opportunity to dismember live seafood, we couldn't resist stopping in at Guangzhou's Hong Xing Haixian Jiujia. It reminded me of the ads for old grindhouse movies...

But unlike most of those tepid Times Square flicks, this seafood palace was just as gory and...

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AIDS Soup: Beijing's Newest Delicacy?

(9) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 9:29 AM

"I'll have the AIDS soup," I said.

I'd seen bizarre offerings at restaurants across China, but this was the weirdest. Not just AIDS soup, but AIDS Soup with Sheep Placenta.

That's right... Sheep Placenta. It's not a mistranslation, but a fine healing broth for those with "frail body,...

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Meat And Dairy Together Again, In Philadelphia Cheesesteak Ice Cream

(80) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 9:16 AM

"That's possibly the worst idea I've ever heard," she said.

Michelle didn't use these words lightly. She didn't say this when I'd suggested we visit a theme park staffed by 108 dwarfs, or hand-feed live chickens to hungry tigers, or train to become Chinese...

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Beijing's Single Most Horrific Meal

(84) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 11:11 AM

The Beijing Penis Restaurant, officially known as Guolizhuang, doesn't just serve cock. You can get absolutely anything there.

Stewed Deer Face. Sheep foetus in brown garlic sauce. Peacock claws. It's like a Guangzhouren's wet dream.

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