We’ve all heard the rumours over the years about Chinese Restaurants Serving up Cat, Dog even RAT.
Well I came across these images a few years ago, and have decided to share. When I was younger I used to eat at those cheap hole-in-the-wall chinese joints. But the bullet proof glass, oil & dust stained screens, poor customer service and the overall funky taste of the food made me STOP.
Last year I ordered some chinese food from reputable places recommended by Yelp. But when I realized that certain meats are a delicacy in China, I figured that being ‘reputable’ wasn’t enough. I decided to use my taste buds, and the ‘chicken’ flesh – just didn’t take like chicken – it was kind of rubbery and too moist/wet & chewy.
(There are some places you can *Upgrade* to White Meat & THAT tasted like Chicken – so ask your restaurant for such an upgrade
I didn’t get confirmation on whether the chicken was actually chicken, but the suspicion killed me. And the ravenousness I suffered from made me feel (though they advertised they didnt use MSG- that they REALLY DID – and if they were lying about the MSG – what ELSE were they lying about???)
And now for today’s Blog.
Below are images of Rat being prepared
So, if you have a weak stomach, or just had Chinese food for lunch, don’t click through to read the rest of this post.
I’ve heard in China, rats are a staple of many meals. Rats are plentiful, and easy to prepare. Their meat is described as tasting “Just like Chicken”
Let’s take a look at how the rats are prepared
First, they are torched to remove their hair.
They are then washed in a bucket, and their tails and heads are removed.
They are seasoned with herbs, onions, chilis and Chinese mustard.
Then the rat meat is seared in a skillet until cooked thoroughly.
The cooked flesh is then tossed with sweet and sour barbeque sauce.
The end result is a firm, white meat with pockets of fat between the skin and the flesh. YUMMY! :-/
So if you get a leg that looks a little too small to be a chicken drumstick – Beware! But if its cut into smaller pieces – I guess there’s really nothing you can do about it since it “Taste Like Chicken” Hmmmm