raw blood cake - vietnam


Raw blood cake in a meat market (Hanoi, Vietnam)

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Hàng Da, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Raw blood soup (tiết canh in Vietnamese) is a dish made with raw blood of ducks or geese (sometimes pigs), with peanuts and herbs on top.­

This is the typical protein-rich breakfast of the country people in Northern Vietnam, but is very dangerous because of the H5N1 bird flu virus.­ The government is trying to make it illegal to sell this dish, but try to explain bird flu to the country people.­.­.­

This blog has more information on tiết canh.­

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: "Thịt chó" means eating a (hot) dog - literally). But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.­

Photos taken in meat markets around the world.­

Related series: Thit chó (dog meat and dog meat markets).

If you like these photos, don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me.

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

Yet raw blood soup (tiet canh) is very popular in Vietnam. They eat entire bowls of raw blood and they don't seem to get sick or die. but it is dangerous because of the possible pathogens, like bird flu, of course. Cooked blood is of course not dangerous at all and pretty good. It is used in excellent blood sausages in Europe.
It is a well known scientific fact that consuming blood within the human gastrointestinal tract is toxic and becomes fatal to humans beyond small quantities like a few teaspoons. Most food's with the word "blood" as part of the name contain no blood to only trace amounts. If, you are consuming blood, then you should stop.
I love blood it's a favorite thing almong others but, im in michigan, thats in America an I wanna true these foods but fear how i would get them
it is just blood. pure blood, nothing else. as you know (or rather, don't seem to know), blood tends to "cake" naturally and becomes like jellow.
but what is it ? its blood and what jellitan ?
Nasty!!
EWWW!!!!