RFA brings us this video highlighting the “delicious” details of gutter oil processing. First, a woman harvests slop from a manhole and then takes it to a processing plant where it’s combined with rotted animal parts, and readied for the wok.
There has been a recent crackdown on gutter oil rings, leading to arrests and life sentences, but that’s far too light a sentence in our humble opinion. Perpetrators should be forced to do an enema with 50 gallons of their own product. And it looks like most of the names of people involved won’t be “dredged” up anytime soon.
Gutter oil has seen positive use as an alternative fuel source for Shanghai buses, and it wouldn’t be so bad if it replaced gasoline in China’s ever-growing population of
compensators super-sized luxury cars to help reduce gas emissions. Also because we want to see some of the more assholish luxury car owners have to ride around in vehicles smelling like fermented scallion pancakes.