Here’s a nice little anecdote from CNN’s Beijing correspondent Eunice Yoon on how to eat safely in China:
I was out shopping for groceries the other day with a friend of mine who has been living in Beijing for over a decade. We stopped by the fruit section, and I automatically gravitated to the bright red apples that looked delicious sitting on the store shelf.
She immediately stepped in. “I choose the apples that are pock-marked and are slightly bitten up by bugs,” she told me while replacing the apples in my basket. “I figure if the fruit is good enough for the insect, it’s good enough for me.”
In China, she told me, the most perfectly formed, most appetizing piece of fruit is the scariest of them all.
We think Yoon’s friend may actually have a point there. What say you?