For the first episode of Derek Eats That! it seemed only fitting to start with the big one: bull penis. Or as it is known locally in Malaysia, “sup torpedo” (torpedo soup — can you guess why it’s named that?) I had long since heard of people eating animal penis, as it’s common practice in numerous countries and cultures around the world. (After all, no part of the animal should be wasted.) However up until a few weeks ago I myself had never indulged in this “delicacy.”
That all changed one afternoon while speaking with a Malaysian buddy. He informed me that in Chow Kit, a neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur, there is an alley that is known for bull penis soup. “And just a couple alleys over is Lorong Haji Taib 1, where all the trannies come out at night,” he added.
Perfect! I thought. Quickly I devised a plan to go stuff my belly full of penis and then try to interview some trannies on camera. I also tweeted my lack of surprise that the penis soup and the trannies are both found in the same area of Kuala Lumpur.
Turns out that my buddy Graham of Inside Other Places was also in KL and his excitement level matched mine — a rare feat to find when it comes to many of the obscure and taboo things I eat. So we met up for the first time in real life a few hours later and made our way out to Chow Kit.
It was a warm Sunday evening and after wandering up and down the area hunting for penis alley, we finally stopped to speak with two local gentleman who it turns out were originally from Liberia. They had been living and working in KL for nearly a decade and were immediately able to point us in the right direction. Unfortunately, as they next informed us, being a Sunday night the places selling sup torpedo were closed.
Not to be deterred, Graham and I decided to return to Chow Kit the next day. In the meantime we speculated as to how the dish would be served. “It’s obviously called torpedo for a reason…does that mean it will be served as one long dick floating in a bowl of soup?” I pondered aloud.
Thankfully the penis was not served whole. It was diced and then added to the soup. Had it not been, well I’m not so sure I would have been able to eat the whole thing.
The next night we did have to ask a trannie point us in the right direction, but eventually we found the alley. Turns out it was a couple streets over from where the African gentleman had directed us (clearly they don’t eat a lot of penis).
How did it taste? Well you’ll have to watch the video for our full review, but this much I can say: it was surprisingly delicious. The soup broth was tasty and the penis soft and chewy, like cartilage — except for a couple pieces that were hard like rubber. I dared not speculate which portion of the penis this was.
Would you eat it again? Yes, I do believe I would. I have since learned of a second part of KL that is also known for it’s torpedo soup. I do believe this requires further investigation so that I can advise you, my readers, where to find the best dick in Kuala Lumpur.
Any regrets? Yes. After filling our belly Graham and I completely forgot to wander back to Lorong Haji Taib 1 and hang out with some trannies. So I headed back there a little over a week later and tried — unsuccessfully — to get a few of them to speak with me on camera. Turns out that even though they are completely unreserved about their sexual choices, they are however still a bit shy of being on camera.
And Now…The Video
Tune in for more episodes of Derek Eats That! as I eat strange and taboo foods around the world. What could ever possibly go wrong?!