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Old 3rd March 2010, 17:30   #151
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Do you eat rats. A lot of people on the "protect your cars from rats thread" are having rat trouble. Many of them cannot keep a cat. Can you please oblige
Lol...

BTW a good advice
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Try it! its a very crunchy side dish
Yeah. Might go well with Python Sambar!

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Make it a Cobra masala never tried that one though.
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1. Do cobras have hearts?

2. I have mentioned the Taj restaurant at Kannur in the "Eating out in Kerala" thread. They have squid on the menu. And i believe that squids and crabs are deliciacies in most restaurants, especially the < rab < attached ones in Kerala.
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While we are on the discussion of exotic dishes, Sam, would you care to comment on your gastronomical experience with dogs?

Since my dinner is taking its own time and refusing to cooperate with my digestive system, read David Barrie: 7 Recipes for cooking dog.
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The problem with eating the scorpion is that you eat it whole (simply snipping off the sting, a few mms from the tail)

Because you eat the pincers, the legs and the shell cover as a whole, it is fried to a crisp. In fact a bit overfried.
End result, it tastes like, umm burnt peanuts or something.
About a week back a demo of eating scorpions as part of army training was shown on TV. I was not very attentive but I believe the training was for eating the creature raw, for survival in inhospitable terrains without supplies.

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While we are on the discussion of exotic dishes, Sam, would you care to comment on your gastronomical experience with dogs?

Since my dinner is taking its own time and refusing to cooperate with my digestive system, read David Barrie: 7 Recipes for cooking dog.
Funny you should mention that.

Friends on my facebook account will recount my trip last year into the Guangdong (English = Canton) province of China.
Here it is common to eat dogs and cats. In fact here is a quote from Wikipedia

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There is a level of complexity associated with the cooking style and ingredients that fascinate Westerners and establish stereotypes and misunderstandings. An example is the western commentary by Prince Philip commenting on Chinese eating habits to the World Wildlife Fund conference in 1986. "If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."
I recall a conversation between a local and I

So where are the stray dogs then?
Stray?
Homeless, street dogs.
Ah.
He smiled and pointed to his stomach.
No.
Yes.
The people ate them all?
Yes. Do you have stray sheep or chickens in India?
No.
I smiled as it dawned on me.
So you eat them all?
Delicious.
What about pets?

He went on to explain. Until a few years ago it was strange to have a pet dog. Now modern people like, how you say, Poodles and other fancy dogs and cats. But you keep at home. Not let free for a walk. You tie them (makes a leash sign) and walk with them. If you let free then the neighbour eats them. Haha.
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Ah! Again a masterpiece

OT : Sam, are you still in touch with the guys (The foreigner and the rajhasthani) who saved your life?
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Ah! Again a masterpiece

OT : Sam, are you still in touch with the guys (The foreigner and the rajhasthani) who saved your life?
Oh you just read it, lol.

Those were not the days of Internet and Mobiles, so I lost touch with everyone involved in this episode. Until last month.

Last month the lady, Faye - got in touch with me on FaceBook. Unbelievable, after all those years.
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Hey Sam!!
Wonderful Story. Just finished from the start.
Amazing storytelling as everyone has said.
Just finished in time for lunch.
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Jellyfish, worms, large bugs, small bugs, raw horsemeat, snake alive, pigs ears, sheep's embryo (no, not joking) and many more unmentionables.
Snake alive?
Had seen a episode of Anthony Bourdain, where he eats the live cobra's heart, was it something similar Sam.

Where did you try this Scorpion

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I will eat anything in any country. No problem, lol.
Absolutely, what better way to experience the place
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Old 19th May 2010, 23:41   #163
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Hi Sam !!

Your writing style has got me addicted to find and read stuff you've written on the forum. This thread is my favorite from the few that I have managed to read for the time. Simply love your writing skills and seriously think you should be writing even more often.
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Been there. Done that.

Jellyfish, worms, large bugs, small bugs, raw horsemeat, snake alive, pigs ears, sheep's embryo (no, not joking) and many more unmentionables.

I will eat anything in any country. No problem, lol.
Oh! Sam. Snakes alive?

May be I see you in Discovery or Nat Geo soon.
You are a real threat to anything living below sun (No harm to human yet)

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Sam, just came across this thread today. Your 'revenge' with photographic proof on post 135 was the icing on the cake .

On seeing the things (won't dare call some of the items on your menu as delicacies or even animals) you eat guess you would be eligible for 'Man versus Wild' episodes in Discovery channel
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