As the Tet holiday gets underway, the country's wealthy and growing middle class are consuming products made from endangered species, despite a ban and stricter law enforcement.
Recent photos of white-eyed owls floating in jars of “owl wine” created quite the stir in China and sparked outrage and calls for punishment.
Drinking homemade snake wine can be lethal, so I sought out some professionals who know what they’re doing. The Cheung family's version—with added geckos—was sweet and salty, with just a touch of amphibious flavor.
Chinese tiger bone wine might not cure eczema, but it could very well impress friends at a fancy dinner party.