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Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

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Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

[quote= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28863315]A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents.
Popularly considered a disease-carrying nuisance in many societies, the rice field rats, Rattus argentiventer, of this small South-East Asian nation are considered a healthy delicacy due to their free-range lifestyle and largely organic diet.
Rat-catching season reaches its height after the rice harvest in June and July when rats have little to eat in this part of rural Kompong Cham province, some 60km from the capital Phnom Penh.

I say rather them than I  Wink
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Re: Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

Sylvester Stallone had a rat burger in Demolition Man and found it to his liking.
Personally I probably would pass.
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Re: Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

so long as its dressed and cooked correctly rat isn't bad in terms of taste but its even better if you're able to add a nice spice rub Smiley
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Re: Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

Ever had squirrel?  it is a tree rat.  So if you are hungry would you care?
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Re: Rattus argentiventer 'Tastes like pork'

Rabbit is rodent too, so what's the difference?  Wink
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More meat on a rarebit Tongue