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One for the rodent: Rats a cheap street snack in Cambodia

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Rodents are simply an inexpensive lunch for workers and farmers

 

Battambang,  Cambodia: As he tears off a leg of a charcoal-grilled rat at a roadside stall in western Cambodia, Yit Sarin hails the simple joy of rodent and rice washed down with beer. "It's delicious," he says of the snack.

 

Barbecued field rats are not everybody's idea of a tasty treat, but in Cambodia's rural Battambang province they are popular as a quick - and cheap - snack, with small skewered ones going for $0.25 each while larger rodents can cost $1.25.

 

read more https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/one-for-the-rodent-rats-a-cheap-street-snack-in-cambodia-1.1565851071363

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They should send some rat catchers to Pattaya especially early morning along beach road....

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I can't believe there are not popular in Thailand. We ate bugs upcountry, but was never offered rat (or mice). Nor did i see anyone cooking them.

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Ahhhhh... 'Mickey mouse BBQ' - My wife's favorite up country dish 👍

 

She's had me reversing back up the road hundreds of yards after flying past a road side vendor at highway speeds so she can get her dose of rat meat.

 

Apparently, as long as the rat eats only field vegetation and rice, then its OK to eat.

But, if the rate is a feral city rat which lives in a cities sewers, then it is considered un-clean and likely to contain toxins.

The same goes for the common cochroach and other larger sometimes edible insects.

 

Come to think about it, she eats pretty much everything...

But I have nothing to worry about though, since I hang around in Pattaya, and under the usual rules, 'may contain toxins and am not fit to eat. 

Thus I can sleep well at night without worrying about waking up with a body part missing that is now marinated and revolving on the BBQ 🤣

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Again another example of not understanding how to use english language in the heading....

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I ate it already. Good taste like chicken. Nothing wrong with it if it is properly grilled. 

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Paddy rat. Eat it in Thailand too. Nothing novel.

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7 hours ago, jaiyen said:

I love rat !  They are clean field rats and are very tasty, like beef. I always eat them when in the village, frogs too.

I never knew frogs ate rats. You live and learn!

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On 8/16/2019 at 5:37 PM, AgMech Cowboy said:

I can't believe there are not popular in Thailand. We ate bugs upcountry, but was never offered rat (or mice). Nor did i see anyone cooking them.

Saw them at the Laos markets in Nong Khai province 

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the paddy rats probably are good but i would certainly avoid the city rats, even hungry street cats give them a detour 

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