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Appetite for rat
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    Appetite for rat

    Not much new here and it doesn't specify where, but the price might be of interest.


    Thai diners show appetite for rat


    Thai fast food sellers are enjoying a boom in rat sales, as people learn to love the taste of the rodent.
    While rat has long been eaten in Thailand's poorer northern regions, a growing number of the country's roadside vendors are now serving it up.
    The rats are drowned and sold uncooked or ready to eat, with happy customers purchasing rat meat for as much as 150 baht ($4.82; £2.30) a kilogram.
    "It's better than chicken," one customer told the AP news agency.
    'Nothing can compete'
    "It all depends what you like, but it's a normal meat like any other," added Thongyu Roruchit.


    One rat seller, Sala Prompim, said that the hip and liver were the best cuts.
    "It's tastier than other meats - nothing can compete with rat," he added.
    Mr Prompim said he only used rats caught from rice fields, and not those found in towns or cities.
    "They are definitely clean," he said. The animals are killed by drowning, before being skinned ready for cooking - poached, fried, grilled or baked. Mr Prompim says he sells as much as 100kg of rat meat on some days.



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    Re: Appetite for rat

    hello , first post.
    reminds me of a night my wife and I were sitting home in our village,outside Surin,watching TV when our "momma cat" came runing inside with a rice field rat as big as her, for her babies. My wife jumped up and grabed the rat by the tail from meow and it,still being alive, slamed it on the cement floor and run out to call her nephew, who came running, skinned it out and BBQ that bad boy right up! a bottle of lar cow and the night was right!
    My biggeswt regret was not trying the meat,visions of "city rats" in my head.
    As my wife pointed out, the rat ate in the rice fields so was "clean".
    When I return, rat is one dish I'll be looking for love Thailand!!
    Dee

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    Re: Appetite for rat

    lol - nice story Dee, and welcome to the forums!

    I just hope "momma cat" and her babies got some of the meat after all.

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    Re: Appetite for rat

    Hey Tim,thanks for the welcome, but no rat for the meows that night
    but that momma cat got many more rats by the wife and to her babies after.Think she got "wise" and waitted till we went to bed to bring them in

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