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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Monty, 4 May 2007.

  1. Monty

    Monty Well-Known Member

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    Eland are ment to be the nicest African animal to eat.
     
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    I'd never put that to the test!!!!!!
     
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    I've eaten roasted Impala, and it was probably the nicest meat I've ever eaten! The animal was a culled surplus male in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park in South Africa.
     
  4. Writhedhornbill

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    My Dad has Tried Knagaroo and Ostrich. I used to think that Kangaroo was unusual but you'll probably get more readily
     
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    i dunno bout the other australian guys, but i have eaten a fair bit of kangaroo. i can taste great when done right but when not its %$#@&* aweful..

    i had a crocodile and bunya nut pie once too. chicken with the texture of fish..

    oh, and id'e eat an eland. definately.
     
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    im keen to try what bongo tastes like ;)
     
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    bongo? best when given a salt block for a couple of months prior to slaughter....
     
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    Better be careful guys ... someone who isn't familiar with Australian sarcasm may take offense :D
     
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    new thread ?

    perhaps you could take this chunk of comments and make them into a new thread , Sim . You could call it "exotic food" or something . It has nothing to do with Tipperarys animals , which is what the original thread is about ...

    for the record , I have eaten dog stew in Korea . Before you all get too excited , they dont just grab the closest dog on the streets and cook up fried Fido .
    They breed a particular dog for their meat , just as we breed cattle and sheep in NZ , Australia , and many other places .

    The stew tasted something between chicken and rabbit , and was very tender . The soup that came with it was hot and peppery , though .

    I take it that bongo does not taste too nice ? Even I dont follow all of the Australian reportoire of cynicism and humour
     
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    when i was in brazil i tried to convince my goucho friends to take me out on horseback and catch a capybara to eat...

    i was saying "come on, surely you guys eat em, i've read people eat them" and the response was (accompanied by a wave of the arm in the direction of the hundreds of introduced cows around us, and in my best portuguese cowboy accent) "but cows taste so much better!"..

    so i never got to try capybara...
     
  11. Monty

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    When overseas I will try other foods (to a limit). I was in northern Canada once and had the opportuity to try dried Arctic Char. They fileted the fish and hung the filets up for at least a couple of days. It was dry on the outside but like raw fish on the inside and it was quite nice. The Inuit who gave it to me said the old people eat things like duck which they just bury and leave for months. The younger inuit wont toutch it. I would have liked to tried Carabu or Musk Ox if I could have got any.
     
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    Anyone tried Witchetty Grubs ? I remember doing so when I was a kid living in Port Augusta (the local aboriginal kids loved them). Don't remember what it was like.
     
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    Koalas taste a bit like eucalyptus lollies.
     
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    Wichety grubs

    Another thing that I tried in Korea was sauteed silkworm larvae beetles .
    Definately tasted better than they looked ! It took a while to pluck up the courage to try them .
    They taste like crunchy peanut butter
     
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    i've eaten my fair share of mealworms, beetles, scorpions and the like when drunk as a skunk on koh san rd in thailand like every other wanky drunken backpacker.

    the mealworms taste like like those cheapo "toobs" cheezel-like things but the beetle was downright *&$#@%! rotten! when i bit into it a gluggy slime poured onto my tounge that tasted exactly like the smell of sqwashed cockroaches!

    i wanna chuck just thinking about it....
     
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    I was looking for where I read about the eating quality of Eland. I did not find the same one but another saying the same thing.

    "They have been successfully domesticated, and their meat is unparalleled as wild game goes, for texture and taste. Temperamentally, they are docile and good natured, co-existing well with other animals."
     
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    mmmmmm eland. :)
     
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    Is that a take-off of Homer Simpson by any chance?;)
     
  19. Writhedhornbill

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    I don't think he's tried Eland