Gordon Eats Shark Fin Soup in Taipei - Gordon Ramsay

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  • Published: 14 October 2011
  • Gordon tries the Taiwanese delicacy Shark Fin soup, and is determined to find out what makes people pay such a high price for it - but the restaurant owner isn't keen.
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Comments • 4 454

  • Jarod Farrant
    Jarod Farrant  6 hours back

    Why do people like to eat this?

    • Jarod Farrant
      Jarod Farrant  6 hours back

      There has to be people in those countries Against this.

      • Adrian I-Mustang
        Adrian I-Mustang  3 days back

        Shark fin soup I hear is garbage . Chinese food is always garbage, Okinawan food is healthy and way better . I’m Okinawan an I say that because it’s true !!

        • sana ariffin
          sana ariffin  3 days back

          No wonder gordon never cook sharks fin before bcz its taste of nothing...

          • Da Mao
            Da Mao  7 days back

            As an Asian, I am in a mission to interrupt one of GR's important guests in one of his 3 star Michelin restaurants, in my T shirt.

            • Da Mao
              Da Mao  7 days back

              Also, all those in favor of banning shark fin soup because it's "cruel" and in support of abortions are just all hypocrites too.

              Another problem is that all these people who decry about shark fin are mostly liberals who then suddenly forget about respecting "diversity".  I guess diversity is not that important when it infringes on your values.

              Now that being said, I personally do not agree with the practice of wasting natural resources and killing sharks simply because of a delicacy. there's plenty of good food to go around.

              • Da Mao
                Da Mao  7 days back

                Here is a racist GR who is a being a jackass  and a hypocrite. 

                Like a typical white dude,  who said shark fin soup tastes like nothing, it's really the texture that is unique. Non Asians  are inferior when it comes to appreciate the complexities of texture of food.  Also, shark fin soup flavor is supposed to mild, befitting the elegant subtleties that it originally was intended for the rich mercantile class who are the ones who can afford it.

                that said, killing shark and wasting all the meat just for the fins are wasteful. Much like the buffaloes were hunted almost to extinction in N America because of the beef tongue soup back in the 1880's.

                And that Taiwanese waiter is a wimp.  It was lucky for GR that the guest he disturbed is not one of the underground bosses.  He would have ended up in a hospital. How would GR like to have some Asian dude in T shirt  interrupt his guests at one of his overrated 3* Michelin restaurants?  

                other than that, I see nothing wrong to eat shark fin soup. It's no different than tuna.

                It is very good, actually.

                • Panzer Blitz
                  Panzer Blitz  1 weeks back

                  Ramsey is a low IQ loser and criminal just like his Japanese ocean raping buddies who are perpetrating a holocaust on sharks in our oceans

                  • Alexander Morris
                    Alexander Morris  1 weeks back

                    You git. Shark fin soup kills thousands of sharks.

                    • Panzer Blitz
                      Panzer Blitz  1 weeks back

                      70 MILLION sharks a year are being wiped out.

                  • Sam Richo
                    Sam Richo  1 weeks back

                    They only eat it as a status symbol of wealth its in asian culture to be very prideful and a show off thats why they eat it.

                    • Dan M
                      Dan M  2 weeks back

                      The guy wont let Ramsay through to talk to the guests because he knows he is going to ask them why they like shark fin soup when it tastes of 'nothing', they would consider this disrespectful and rather ignorant. Sorry Gordon, you're not going to be allowed to be a twat today.

                      • Panzer Blitz
                        Panzer Blitz  1 weeks back

                        Japanese criminals wiping out our oceans deserve worse than disrespect.

                    • Hanxi Guo
                      Hanxi Guo  2 weeks back

                      We cut shark fins off and we eat it yet it tastes nothing. theres no point on having shark fin soup. What kind life are we in?

                      • Hanxi Guo
                        Hanxi Guo  2 weeks back

                        How shark fin soup is made
                        1. Capture a shark
                        2. Cut the Fins
                        3. Throw it back into the water

                        • jason robbins
                          jason robbins  2 weeks back

                          This is shitty... I like Gordon but this is bad... Im not some Vegan & Im a hunter so Im not some PETA fanatic... But all the sharks that are killed strictly for their fins for this fucking soup that really has no taste... Honestly what a shame... At least Deer, Pork, etc tastes good!

                          • Sebastian Melmoth
                            Sebastian Melmoth  2 weeks back

                            In Taiwan (and other Confucian countries) people eat food as medicine - not merely for enjoyment. very rude to interrupt the dining experience of other people.

                            • Kris Frederick
                              Kris Frederick  3 weeks back

                              I'm kind of shocked and disappointed that Gordon would eat this, given the means and methods and waste in which they're acquired. I love you Gordon but shame on you for this one.

                              • Clovis da Cruz
                                Clovis da Cruz  3 weeks back

                                He should try shark fin in lamb sauce.

                                • Thanatos Ragnarok
                                  Thanatos Ragnarok  4 weeks back

                                  So ... commoners now only eat shark fin soup to feel better about themselves ... ie. they're not emperors? lol

                                  • JustHHL 統一布丁
                                    JustHHL 統一布丁  4 weeks back

                                    A lot of the restaurants use fake shark fins to earn money from us customers

                                    • Sukrit Manikandan
                                      Sukrit Manikandan  1 months back

                                      3:47 Ninja Ramsay activate

                                      • Tavi Calhoun
                                        Tavi Calhoun  1 months back

                                        Sharks have limited fins and there is billions of people 😡😡

                                        • Tavi Calhoun
                                          Tavi Calhoun  1 months back

                                          This is stupid.

                                          • db
                                            db  1 months back

                                            the problem can't be solved easily as it is stemmed into the Chinese culture as a dish served for celebrations. If you know anything about the "face" thing, it is even harder for the host not to serve this to his/her guest during a celebratory event.

                                            • Hank Walter
                                              Hank Walter  1 months back

                                              Gordon ramsay: Stop killing and eating shark fins....... went in and bought a shark fin soup...

                                              • lemprodgk
                                                lemprodgk  1 months back

                                                Soup is tasty because of the soup, whether there are shark fins or not.

                                                • Lucid_OnLooker
                                                  Lucid_OnLooker  1 months back

                                                  Nothing against Ramsey being environmentally aware but what he did in someone elses restaurant is exceptionally rude.

                                                  • Nicole Mantip
                                                    Nicole Mantip  1 months back

                                                    Before we knew chinese were murdering sharks on a daily it was on the menu in every chinese restaurant in italy...i ate that several times and it was delicious

                                                    • rovoski tulanki
                                                      rovoski tulanki  1 months back

                                                      It’s BlAnD!

                                                      • Kifter
                                                        Kifter  1 months back

                                                        Fuck these people

                                                        • Pandalisious :P
                                                          Pandalisious :P  1 months back

                                                          Swigity swoogity the sharks are deadity

                                                          • Hayden LeBlanc
                                                            Hayden LeBlanc  2 months back

                                                            I’m pretty sure all you’re doing is putting a load of Mercury in your system.

                                                            • Simon Shahin
                                                              Simon Shahin  2 months back

                                                              Thanks a lot, Mr Ramsay, for making this video.

                                                              It's exactly as you've described the dish, the shark fin in the broth is completely tasteless and unnecessarily harmful to the oceans--killing 100,000 million sharks a year (primarily through Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries) for just a shark fin soup, while annihilating the sharks (one of the four main predators of the oceans, including whales, dolphins, and tunas) is beyond absurd; in effect, the significantly less important jellyfish and squids are replacing those essential fish species...

                                                              P.S. Hong Kong, by the way, is home to 80% of the world's shark fin soup servings.

                                                              • Red1676
                                                                Red1676  2 months back

                                                                Man, if I was a VIP at some restaurant and Gordan Ramsey was there wanting to talk to me, I wouldn't be that much of a prick. Hell, I'd pay him to tell me off with that kind of money. Lol

                                                                • Ian
                                                                  Ian  2 months back

                                                                  Everybody got a point on why shark fins should be banned and I totally agree with it. But Gordon saying "he wants to know why people are spending so much to eat it" is simply being arrogant and trying to get on the moral high ground. Why do people put edible gold leaf on their food? How about why do people buy expensive sports cars just to drive at 80 mph? My point is, he knows exactly why and him confronting the customers is not gonna achieve anything except helping himself appeal to the western audience. There are already a lot of efforts in banning shark fins around the world and we should continue to support these people and organizations. However, it's sad to see that part of our western world is still imperialistic at heart. We are always eager to teach others what they should or should not do and use double standards when examining ourselves.

                                                                  • Haji Asim
                                                                    Haji Asim  2 months back

                                                                    Stop shark finning

                                                                    • MCwalk02
                                                                      MCwalk02  2 months back

                                                                      This culture blows, whoever does this to a living animal is a piece if shit....so this culture is a piece of shit.

                                                                      • MCwalk02
                                                                        MCwalk02  2 months back

                                                                        RESPECT THE CULTURE EVEN IF THEY TORMENT THE ANIMAL!!!! IF YOU DONT YOU ARE A RACIST, BIGOT, TRUMP SUPPORTER!!!!!!!!!!! #BERNIE2020 #ASSHOLELIBERAL

                                                                        • MT G
                                                                          MT G  2 months back

                                                                          I am 100% against what they do just for this stupid soup. Very mess up and cruel what they do. Chinese clearly don't respect animals. They need to 100% ban it.

                                                                          • Good Girl
                                                                            Good Girl  2 months back

                                                                            Shark cartilage broth cures diseases I've recently had a herniated upper disk and drank shoulder bone broth (lamb) and I was cured my skin is so improved its crazy effective but not safe to have more than once for myself personally I experienced headaches and memory loss, with that said simply shark finning and leaving the rest to die miserably in the ocean is an injustice worthy of hell.

                                                                            • AkIRA_22
                                                                              AkIRA_22  2 months back

                                                                              In Australia we have a term for people who eat Shark Fin soup. Cunts.

                                                                            • A.魏
                                                                              A.魏  2 months back

                                                                              Me *a Taiwanese civilian*
                                                                              *watches this*
                                                                              *sees comments*
                                                                              Wtf

                                                                              • Solar_slimes_slimery TN
                                                                                Solar_slimes_slimery TN  2 months back

                                                                                Wow just rude! Sharks are magnificent creatures and not food! How cruel

                                                                                • Vano Sasuntsi
                                                                                  Vano Sasuntsi  2 months back

                                                                                  And I suppose over 4000 Tiger penises sold at $4000 each gives the people that eat it in a soup larger cocks & more stamina?
                                                                                  These ancient yet vile practices must stop

                                                                                  • Vano Sasuntsi
                                                                                    Vano Sasuntsi  2 months back

                                                                                    Millions of shark are annually caught, their fins cut OFF and then thrown back in the ocean, so these people can eat a tatseless shark fin soup and be smug about it
                                                                                    It SHOULD be banned

                                                                                    • Shandy Leng
                                                                                      Shandy Leng  2 months back

                                                                                      Say no to shark fin soup

                                                                                      • BMD IV LIFE
                                                                                        BMD IV LIFE  2 months back

                                                                                        reminds me of SHIT

                                                                                        • Foxy Lossy
                                                                                          Foxy Lossy  2 months back

                                                                                          OH fuck naa

                                                                                          • Stephen Gill
                                                                                            Stephen Gill  2 months back

                                                                                            For that kind of money it should taste like vagina.