Recently I had real (not mock!) turtle soup at a Chinese restaurant in Manila. I was a little bothered but everyone at the table insisted I had it. I psyched myself up by telling myself that turtle can't be any worse than crab which I adore. I also conjured up scenes from the movie Babette's Feast to help me along.
Well, the turtle soup turned out to be extremely tasty. Some parts of the flesh tasted like (what else?) very tender chicken, and some parts that were supposed to be attached to the shell had slimy membranes that were not unpleasant to eat at all. I certainly won't mind having turtle soup again :-)
'Never eat more than you can lift.' - Miss Piggy