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New Delicacy in Vietnam: Free-Range ... Rats

New Delicacy in Vietnam: Free-Range ... Rats

(NEWSER) – A popular new delicacy in Vietnam's isn't what you'd expect, or want to imagine: It's rats. But don't worry, eaters aren't munching on scabies-infected urban vermin, but rather the free-range, rural rats of Cambodia's rice fields, which eat a largely organic diet, rat-catchers and farmers explain to the BBC. "People come from far and wide to buy. They like the big fat ones," says one Vietnamese seller. The meat can be grilled, fried, boiled for soup, or minced for pate, and is said to taste like pork. "Rat liver and thigh are the most delicious," says the son of one rat trader.

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