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Rooster Testicles at 99 Ranch in Cupertino...

OK, this might seem a bit strange, and maybe it should be posted to the "Home Cooking" board, but this afternoon while cruising thru the 99 Ranch Market in Cupertino I spotted something that at first I thought might be the illusive "unborn eggs" that ChowFun and I are always looking for - but no - they were Rooster Testicles!!! For those of you who just have to try something different, this would be THE thing!

The real reason for this post is, I want to see if I can manage to post a photo (wish me luck!)


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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Hey thanks Melanie - I'll try to remember to do that next time!

    2. In Texas it was "turkey fries." They were outstading.

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      1. re: rtmonty

        So, how does one cook these things? Either Chinese style or Texas style???

        1. re: ChowFun_derek

          In Texas they were always dipped in a batter and deep fried.

          1. re: rtmonty

            Does anyone know any Chinese preparations?

      2. The Chinese character actually reads Chicken kidneys and not testicles, I'm wondering are Chicken testicles really that big?

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        1. re: theSauce

          it's chicken testicles, chicken kidney should be red in color.
          there are many ways to eat it, and it's a common item for HK style hotpot.

          1. re: capriana94555

            They look very much like duck testicles that I got a chance to sample at an all duck cooking class I took several years ago - I was amazed - they looked like Vienna sausages! I have absolutely no memory of what they tasted like, only how they looked on the platter.

        2. Are "unborn eggs" that elusive? I'm know I've seen that at 99 Ranch and Marina at various times. Should I give you a heads up if I happen to spot them again?

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            1. re: Karen_Schaffer

              Yes, they are that illusive! Definitely Please - if you see them, please let me know ASAP - RWCFoodie@comcast.net

              I have looked in every Asian grocery store every time I'm in one (and that's fairly often) including 99 Ranch, Marina, Lion, Ocean, New Wing Yuen and some others whose names escape me at this moment :-)