Eaten Pork Kidney

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"Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm."
Ambrose Bierce

Today, we went to a new hot pot restaurant in Millbrae called The Boiling Bay.

Usually with hot pot I would normally see thinly sliced meats and hot broth, and that's basically what we got this time as well.
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The only exception was when I found pork kidney on the menu. I decided I would give it a shot. I was surprised when it came out, and it was wet, slimy, and cut up into cubes.
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Some of the other things we got with the hot pot included mushrooms, fish balls, shrimp, noodles, and napa cabbage.
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There were even quail eggs in there as well.
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We ended up ordering two kinds of broth, one was seaweed flavored and the other was a spicy broth.
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After cooking the pork kidney, it was time to eat it.
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I was pleasantly surprised to find that it tasted kind of like a dense tofu. My friend Ryan called it "meaty tofu". We ended up eating most of the plate we ordered, but we totally got overstuffed. I had never tried something like this before, but I didn't think it tasted offensive at all. I'm not sure I'd order it again because I could just have something that tastes more interesting instead, but I'm glad I tried it. It definitely tested my comfort zone, and I did okay.
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