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englishboy

My first trip to China was about 3 years ago and I had a business lunch with some Chinese and Korean businessmen

Our conversation turned to the food and I commented on Korea's tradititon of eating dog. The Chinese men told me that dog was eaten in China (I was in Hangzhou in November) and it was popular.

A few minutes later a large bowl of meat appeared and, having tried it and liked it, I was told it was dog. It tasted very good although my colleague, who had a labrador as a pet was somewhat less happy.

It seemed to taste like a slightly spicy beef. Interestingly, when talking to Chinese people on subsequent visits to China, most of them can't believe that I was happy to eat dog. Most of them wouldn't. There's very little I haven't enjoyed regarding Chinese food, but don't get me started on silk worms..............

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Chinese do prefer back dogs, especially in winter as the meat is thought to be warming. Personally I think the ones that taste best are the barking-all-night dogs belonging to neighbours.

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I got the opportunity of staring at a plate of dog meat prepared in Haka style, or so I was told, during a trip in China last year. It looked like stewed beef, did I try it?

NO WAY! I was so grossed out while the rest of my family were tucking in, I was like, "Ugh... you go ahead, I'll be fine -- LOL :mrgreen:

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NO WAY! I was so grossed out while the rest of my family were tucking in, I was like, "Ugh... you go ahead, I'll be fine

You don't know what you are missing out on. How do you know that it is gross if you hadn't tried it?

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Well first it smelled kinda strange, though it looked wonderful -

The meat was falling off the bone, with a brown color dye that made the entire meat different shades of brown depending on the pigments of the meat.

There was no vegetables served with the dog meat and in the dimly lit courtyard, it made it difficult to see what piece you're actually picking up with your chopstick. Of course, the fact that there was a dog panting away couple of meters away and here is a plate of a dog meat, it was enough for me to go - "No thanks".

I may have ate dog meat in past life but not in this life. lol :mrgreen:

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kenhayes

Dog is popuar here in N.E. China. They are specially bred, even use the same breed.

The meat is kinda like beef but even, dare I say, a bit tastier.

I swore I'd never eat dog in China, but, time has a way of wearing down absolutes.

They serve it in soup here and cut or chopped on a platter.

BTW, I am a dog lover too.

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Oh i've tried dog meat before... but in indo.. it's normal where my mom comes from... we often have bat's meat too... they bring over to Singapore and our family often have it for meals (i often have it when i'm back home)... but dog meat they have never brought it to Singapore... maybe not up to my parents' taste

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Maverick

No, I wouldn't try dog. I love dogs. I remember when my mom brought our family dog (Puppy was his name) home. She said she took him in so she can one day eat him. I was shocked. I then made a joke. I told mom, "Puppy said he don't taste good".

Haha:)

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flameproof

>Chinese do prefer back dogs,

I have some doubts. I have seen only one breed as a "meat dog" and this is almost always dark brown. You will not find the common poddle or terrier as food.

>especially in winter as the meat is thought to be warming.

True. But curiously, Koreans eat dog in winter, because dog meet is cooling......

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karmakid

it's not a "normal" dish but some resturants do have it. Usuallt on special occasions in the wintertime and so on. It really doesnt taste special, meat seldom does, unless it's meat from wild animals. It's alla about them spices ;)

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In the journals of the explorers Lewis & Clark, they wrote that they preferred dog meat to elk.

When I kill a coyote here in Montana, I always cook up the backstrap. It's not bad, but it needs to be cooked thoroughly. When I first cooked a coyote backstrap, I ate it when the meat was still pink. I almost became ill.

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I am a dog lover, but I have eaten dog many times. Trust me, I would have to be starving and near death to consider slaughtering my beloved dog Sammi.

However, it is a sad day when legal authorities or governments tell people they cannot eat the food they know and enjoy. Trying to save a species from extinction may be an exception, but dogs (and cats) are in no danger of extinction.

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