As if eating frogs, dogs and other animals is not enough. People in Russia have started eating rodents. To be precise the new trend in Moscow is rodend burgers.
A rodent is a rat. Instead of kale or having quinoa on your burger. Imagine eating rat. To be more precise it is called a nutria, a giant orange toothed rodent also known as a river rat.
Most people are disgusted by the idea of eating a rodent. Especially after knowing how it looks like and where it is from. However Kholikberdiev says “It’s a really clean animal; not only is it a herbivore but it washes all its food before it eats. And it’s very high in omega-3 acids. A lot of doctors and dietitians recommend it.”
At a newly opened bistro, Krasnodar Bistro in Moscow the nutria burger is pale juicy and fairly bland. To get a more precise image in your head it is somewhere between turkey and pork in. It comes on a soft bun served with relish and on a chopping board. Men say it tasted quite goog however while chewing on the meat you might get a couple of metal images of quivering whiskers and nattering orange teeth in your mind. At the bistro the normal sized nutria burger is 550 roubles (£6.90).
A nutria burger is not the only thing which is made out of the animal. Things such as sausages are also made and served at the bistro.
I thought this was just funny to know, as it is a new food craze. We never know this food craze might come to the rest of Europe.