Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kung Pau Highs

China fought two Opium Wars in the 19th Century with the Brits
Over their exporting opium into China and turning millions into addicts
The Chinese were defeated and ended up losing Hong Kong
A century of humiliation by European technology for the Chinese too strong
Opium sales to the Chinese paid for the Brits to import tea, porcelain and silk
While the fortunes and well-being of addicts in the opium dens were bilked
Given the history the news out of China came as somewhat of a surprise
35 restaurants in China were exposing their patrons to more than just 5 star culinary highs
Instead of MSG, the seasoning of choice was opium poppies to Kung Pau  dishes lace
Peking Duck or Shark Fin Soup packing a very distinctive taste
Talk about a creative way to turn your customers into loyal repeats
Get them addicted with opium and they will pounding on the table for more as they take their seats.
Opium poppies have been outlawed in China since 2013
The owners will soon be part of the Chinese prison population scene
© January 21, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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