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Video: LAT Writer Remembers the Joy of Eating Penis

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Ah, yes...just a few sports-centric guys sitting around getting make-up put on, talking about getting the "meat sweats." Then one of those guys--Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke--throws this humdinger out about his travels in China: "Then I went to a penis restaurant, and ate some penis."

Plaschke then adds that a video was made about the experience. And thanks to the magic of YouTube, we located that gem from August 2008, when Plaschke was in Beijing covering the Summer Olympics.

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What great cultural barrier does the great city of Beijing have between it and America? "They eat penis and we don't," says Plaschke while seated at the restaurant that serves only animal penis.

A penis feast is ordered, and after a few bites of different animals' cooked up and sauce-dipped junk, the overall take is that eating penis makes you feel "powerful." (We'll refrain from comment.)

While the black dog penis served at this eatery is considered a delicacy, Plaschke and his Chicago Tribune colleague and companion in penis eating step outside to debate the ethics of eating it, and draw the line. Some culture divides were meant to stay intact.

We went on this sentimental journey with Plaschke today thanks to FishBowlLA posting today's convo clip from ESPN’s Around the Horn Friday about the time he ate penis in China, so we can't help but echo their sentiments about the digestive bravery of Plaschke and his now-colleague: "Eat your heart out, Jonathan Gold."

Um, or something.