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To Crunch or Not to Crunch -- Edible Cartilage


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To Crunch or Not to Crunch -- Edible Cartilage

S U | Sep 18, 2006 05:26 PM

The topic on eating skins got me thinking... friends/family that I chow with on a frequent basis know I LOVE to munch on cartilage -- to the point that they will sometimes reserve the pieces for me, although my Mom always worries that someday I'll come up against a piece that is tougher than my molar. I'll happily gnaw on soup bones to get the bits of jelly-like cartilage, I've trained my tongue to make me the "cleanest" eater at the table when we have chicken/duck (every joint gets seperated out in my mouth so I get the bit of cartilage prior to the bone landing on my plate - bone gets picked clean as a whistle), I'll even crunch on the white cartilage pieces in black bean spareribs, chaa siu, etc.

Just wondering if fellow Chowhounds have similar habits?

And for the folks who dine with people doing this, is it annoying, or disgusting?

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