Via the AP: Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal.

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  1. RGardner says:

    And here I thought rat tasted like chicken (I often eat lamb, which tastes nothing like chicken. I have had “mystery meat” in SE Asia and the RP which did taste like chicken).

  2. Anonne says:

    I saw that in the news today. Note to self: only vegetarian in SE Asia.

  3. Lemmiwinks! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    There are worse things than eating rats ya know, like caviar. That stuff tastes like what I imagine bird droppings taste like.

  5. James H says:
  6. John Burgess says:

    Rat tastes nothing like lamb. It’s definitely more chicken-y, with a slight taste of pork due to the fat.

    Ick, to me, is a fish disease that can be a problem in poorly maintained aquariums.

  7. john personna says: