The Guolizhang Restaurant in Beijing. There are four franchises in the city alone, and the chain is expanding. There’s one in Atlanta, Georgia, in the Chinatown.
The Guolizhang menu is a broad introduction to the medical benefits of eating animal penises and testicles. The restaurant offers more than 30 types of animal penises served in a Chinese hotpot style which can cost from 500 yuan up to 90,000 yuan. And for very special guests there’s a list of others. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the penis of certain animals is full of nutrients which give men energy. And because it contains gelatine albumen, it is said to have excellent cosmetic effects for women, especially beneficial for the skin.
OX penises help manliness. They’re cut along the side and shaped into little stars.
The Yak penis is served with a dragon. One Yak penis costs $33.50.
A platter of OX and Dog penises. The consistency and taste is of overly bitter rings of calamari, apparently. This dish costs $23.50.
The penises are often dipped in soy or hot sauce. For women, eating penises is supposed to be good for the skin.
At the Guolizhang restaurant, customers can even order deer and sheep fetuses. For Chinese guests, eating the sexual organs is not a test of courage, but rather a treatment for the libido.