SUPHANBURI, THAILAND (AP) — As Chinese prepare for Year of the Rat celebrations, roadside entrepreneurs in Thailand are serving rodent meat, uncooked or ready to eat, and customers are snapping it up for 150 baht (US$4.82) a kilogram.
These rats are the kind found in rice fields, not the filthy garbage-can-marauders familiar to city-dwellers.
“It’s tastier than other meats — nothing can compete with rat meat,” said Sala Prompim, a roadside seller of the delicacy who says the hip and liver are the best cuts.
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