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General Discussion 18

Snake?

rworange | Jan 13, 2007 11:31 PM

A local Chinese restaurant is serving snake which I was told is a winter dish eaten for medicinal purposes.

I guess in the back of my mind I read something once about dried snake being used medicinally. I remember in Taiwan the street vendors will sell snake, but that seemed to be a more medicinal thing too.

Other than that my snake / meal knowledge was rattlesnake being eaten somewhere in the vicinity of Texas and the comment that it tastes like chicken.

So, who eats snake & why?

How is it prepared. Not really sure how that rattlesnake is prepared ... deep-fried like KFC?

Are there certain of types of snake to eat other than rattle?

What about big snakes? Seems you could get a nice roast-sized piece of meat out of a boa constrictor ... too tough & muscle-y?

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