Disclaimer: We can’t be certain this oil being extracted from a gutter in Shanghai’s Tianzifang, a trendy “historic district” filled with kitschy shops and overpriced restaurants and bars, will be used on hotplates and woks and pans. But it sure is possible, isn’t it?
Sing their praises: Jiiiiianbing. Guaaaanbing. Shen jian bao! Tian youtiao! GIMMAY GIMMAY GIMMAYYYY.
All hail the fried Chinese goodies that we know and love. I’m a fearless street foodie, but watching this process of gutter oil being extracted from a storm drain is enough to dissuade my addiction.
Love, peace, and sewage-grease kisses from cosmopolitan Shanghai!
Danielle Sumita shot this video. She is the brains behind our Sindicator video series.