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Re: Animals rescued from China's YuLin Festival

Anyone here have tasted dog meat? Is it good? Up to know I have tried alligator, snake, cabybara, horse, and probably something else tat I don't remember now. I see no difference whatsoever why dogs and cows should be treated differently gastronomy-wise.
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Anyone here have tasted dog meat? Is it good? Up to know I have tried alligator, snake, cabybara, horse, and probably something else tat I don't remember now. I see no difference whatsoever why dogs and cows should be treated differently gastronomy-wise.
No, and I don't intend to do so....but I suppose it can't be that bad if some people eat it, no?
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Anyone here have tasted dog meat? Is it good? Up to know I have tried alligator, snake, cabybara, horse, and probably something else tat I don't remember now. I see no difference whatsoever why dogs and cows should be treated differently gastronomy-wise.
Oily, a bit gamey, better when done by the Koreans than the Chinese, IMO.

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No, and I don't intend to do so....but I suppose it can't be that bad if some people eat it, no?
I've eaten many "delicacies" that were popular where I was trying them, but I thought were pretty nasty. Deep fried caterpillars, boiled silkworms, natto spring to mind. Dog was sort of meh, not bad, not good, just a strongly flavoured meat. Somewhere between seal and bear.

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I've eaten many "delicacies" that were popular where I was trying them, but I thought were pretty nasty. Deep fried caterpillars, boiled silkworms, natto spring to mind. Dog was sort of meh, not bad, not good, just a strongly flavoured meat. Somewhere between seal and bear.
Thanks, so only rice for me if I ever visit some parts in Asia...
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Dog was sort of meh, not bad, not good, just a strongly flavoured meat. Somewhere between seal and bear.
I like seal.

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I like seal.

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Eurgh. All purple and blubbery. Seal leather is fantastic though, but you're the only non-Innu I've had tell me they like the meat.

Most remarkable thing I've heard all week!
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Eurgh. All purple and blubbery. Seal leather is fantastic though, but you're the only non-Innu I've had tell me they like the meat.

Most remarkable thing I've heard all week!
I've had it in Norway, and it wasn't blubbery at all.

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Most remarkable thing I've heard all week!
Hmm, then you don't know Tom....
I wouldn't be surprised if he had it raw...
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Hmm, then you don't know Tom....
I wouldn't be surprised if he had it raw...
I dunno. Seal is one of the nastiest meats I've ever tried... though those who like it tend to eat it raw so maybe that's the secret. The seal I tried was amazingly blubbery. Like vaguely fish flavoured fat.

Apparently it was good seal, hunted by Innu up in Iqualuit. But I'm good with just trying once
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Hmm, then you don't know Tom....
I wouldn't be surprised if he had it raw...
No, but I prefer whale raw!

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No, but I prefer whale raw!

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Tom, you are adorable. I do hope (the resistance of) your stomach measures up to your courage...
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Oily, a bit gamey, better when done by the Koreans than the Chinese, IMO.

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Dog was sort of meh, not bad, not good, just a strongly flavoured meat. Somewhere between seal and bear.
I found the taste pretty bad and I had it in a Korean soup, so at least the oily bit wasn't that apparent. However, the strong flavour was pretty shitty for my personal taste...

When it comes to "special" food does it make all the difference to me if this is stuff the locals actually eat, or just some novelty items for tourists. There is an entire street in Beijing selling weird street food... and no local would ever touch it. It's for the tourists, mainly the domestic tourists coming from some farming village believing this is what the big city is about... I think the entire Yulin festival falls in this category. Nobody has ever heard of Yulin before, so the dog meat is basically a local tourism campaign. Probably horrible for that reason alone.

I had other fried insects and spiders in Cambodia which some street vendors prepared for the local kids - the same way European kids would buy a portion of chips. It wasn't for tourists, it wasn't hyped, but every day food everyone eats there. That stuff was tasty.
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Re: Animals rescued from China's YuLin Festival

The chocolate dipped grasshoppers in Cambodia were really tasty.
My ex girlfriend was Cambodian and we spent 2 months a year there for about 12 years.
Grilled beetles, snake and fried chicken feet were OK - but some of the things you saw in the restaurants made your stomach turn. The way they killed the animals made you want to go Vegi - and I had worked in a slaughterhouse before.

My main problem was fish - I hate it - never eaten it in my life and I hated the smell of fish sauce which was in everything. Missed out on a lot of good food because of this.

Her Uncle once did a massive frog - about 3 KG - smashed it alive into a pan and made the most delicious meal I have ever tasted outside of a restaurant. He did it without fish sauce just for me. Tasted a bit froggy - but I could live with that.
My current wife eats dog - she is half Chinese Filipino. Says it is nice. Not had it yet myself in the last 18 years over here though. Adobo Dog is apparently a good recipe
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Re: Animals rescued from China's YuLin Festival

Personally, I LOVE fish sauce.

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While I generally agree to your point: Dog meat has always been an expensive luxury item and always will be. Yes, even in China. The costs of growing dogs per Kilo is way higher than even cattle, let alone chicken due to their diet.
Another note that makes the festival bad is that they will steal other people's pets even from their home for the festival in addition to trying to force breed dogs for the meat trade.
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I found the taste pretty bad and I had it in a Korean soup, so at least the oily bit wasn't that apparent. However, the strong flavour was pretty shitty for my personal taste...

When it comes to "special" food does it make all the difference to me if this is stuff the locals actually eat, or just some novelty items for tourists. There is an entire street in Beijing selling weird street food... and no local would ever touch it. It's for the tourists, mainly the domestic tourists coming from some farming village believing this is what the big city is about... I think the entire Yulin festival falls in this category. Nobody has ever heard of Yulin before, so the dog meat is basically a local tourism campaign. Probably horrible for that reason alone.

I had other fried insects and spiders in Cambodia which some street vendors prepared for the local kids - the same way European kids would buy a portion of chips. It wasn't for tourists, it wasn't hyped, but every day food everyone eats there. That stuff was tasty.
Agreed about the Beijing food street. That's just nasty. If it's not cooked on an oildrum and surrounded by locals, it's usually for the tourists. Starfish onna stick isn't my idea of a tasty snack.

The Korean dog I tried was pickled, similar to kimchi. Quite tolerable. The Chinese version? Boiled. Horrible. But bugs? Up north they go nuts for boiled silkworms, but I could never get around the chitinousness. Only bugs I've had that weren't chocolate covered and were still enjoyable were some chilli dusted mexican beetles (I suspect they were cockroaches, but whatcha gonna do?)
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Agreed about the Beijing food street. That's just nasty. If it's not cooked on an oildrum and surrounded by locals, it's usually for the tourists. Starfish onna stick isn't my idea of a tasty snack.

The Korean dog I tried was pickled, similar to kimchi. Quite tolerable. The Chinese version? Boiled. Horrible. But bugs? Up north they go nuts for boiled silkworms, but I could never get around the chitinousness. Only bugs I've had that weren't chocolate covered and were still enjoyable were some chilli dusted mexican beetles (I suspect they were cockroaches, but whatcha gonna do?)
I was offered the pickled dog, but thought "i think I rather go with the soup"... apparently a mistake.


Bugs are more of a Southern thing as they grow bigger in tropic weather. In the north did I have deep fried scorpions, but I believe they rund under "medicine", not food - despice being the garnish for some duck we had...
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Re: Animals rescued from China's YuLin Festival

I will never look at dogs with the same eyes as before.....


Seriously Efers, you all seem to have such an exotic life.. I can only share stories about chicken meat....
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Anyone here have tasted dog meat? Is it good? Up to know I have tried alligator, snake, cabybara, horse, and probably something else tat I don't remember now. I see no difference whatsoever why dogs and cows should be treated differently gastronomy-wise.
It tastes just like bear, in fact exactly like bear.
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