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China: Diners hop along to rabbit restaurants

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http://www.chinadail...nt_18278951.htm

A regional delicacy is all the rage, but it's definitely not for the faint hearted.

Rabbits: cute, cuddly ... tasty.

Braised rabbit heads, traditionally sold as snacks by street vendors in Sichuan province, are now regarded as delicacies by adventurous, wealthy diners at a number of prestigious Beijing restaurants.

In the Sichuan dialect, the phrase for eating rabbit heads is ken tu tou, but the act of doing so - turning your head, sucking the succulent meat, and the craving that accompanies it - gives the term a different meaning: "To kiss".

Also, from same article;

In July, Germany's Rheinische Post reported that France exported 74 tons of rabbit heads to Hong Kong last year, a huge jump from the 2012 figure of just 4 tons, and the export volume to the Chinese mainland rose from 168,000 euros ($225,243) in 2012 to 443,000 euros in 2013.

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The old bait and switch.

As the old saying goes "The Chinese will eat everything but the table". Well Bugs, you can't winter it out in China any longer.

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edit:

On a side note, scroll over any word of the main page article and there is a complete English to Chinese dictionary. Kinda neat. Never noticed that before.

Edited by bubblykiss

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Gross!! But at least nothing goes to waste...

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Had rabbit quite a few times tastes good almost like chicken however I would never eat the head of any animal that makes my stomache turn that and tongues ugh

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Not gonna lie, I have wanted to eat a French style rabbit stew for years....just too lazy/cheap to procure Buggs......but one day....soon.....oh Buggs........delicious......

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If you've ever ate tamales... guess where the meat comes from... well, provided they were pork...

Cow tongues are the best...

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Not gonna lie, I have wanted to eat a French style rabbit stew for years....just too lazy/cheap to procure Buggs......but one day....soon.....oh Buggs........delicious......

Mmmm. rabbit heads. Love your avatar by the way.

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Mmmm. rabbit heads. Love your avatar by the way.

I got a half dozen paintings, drawings of rabbits smoking for changes....it is almost amazing how many variations on the theme of bunnies puffing 'backy there are.

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If you've ever ate tamales... guess where the meat comes from... well, provided they were pork...

Cow tongues are the best...

O.K, thankfully I cannot find where the meat comes from. So tell me.

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It was actually considered fine food for the gentry and royals in Medieval England. Rabbit meat was a rich delicacy that peasants were not able to afford or allowed even to eat.

Go China. I love bunnies but would never harm any of them.

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I have eaten a sheep head before looks a bit weird on the table but the taste is fine. Rabbit is a bit smaller and more fidley but we should not waste any part of the animal. I like the attitude to food in china they do not waste food.

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