While some people view dogs as pets, in many parts of the world dog is a consumed just as any other meat. For open-minded people, dog meat can be a culinary delight. Even the Ancient Romans, the most developed and sophisticated of all cultures, ate dog meat. Today dog meat is normally associated with the cuisines of Vietnam, China, Korea, and The Philippines. The consumption of inspected dog meat is legal in many countries including Canada and parts of the United States, where it is especially common in Hawaiian cuisine. For a truly authentic Hawaiian pizza, you can replace ham with dog meat.
Dog meat is called Gaegogi in Korean restaurants. The soup dish of dog meat is called bosintang and is very tasty. Indonesians eat a dog meat dish called rica-rica, which is eaten for Christmas celebrations. Mmm!
But the cuisine most commonly associated with dog meat is Chinese, especially in the Guangdong and Guangxi regions. Because of prejudice, some Chinese restaurants in the United States serve artificial dog meat instead of the real thing. If you’ve missed out on the chance to have real dog meat, you’ll certainly regret not having tried it sooner.
Eating dog meat is healthy and will provide you with 22% of your daily iron with very little fat.
A delicious dish of dog meat in South Korea.
Try this recipe in your own kitchen and delight your guests. (Just be sure to tell them it is dog meat and they will be sure to thank you.)
- 100 g dog meat
- 1 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tbsp of pepper
- 1/4 onion
- 1/3 tofu
- 1/2 stalk of a spring onion
- 2 shiitake mushrooms
- 75 ml water
Sauté ingredients together and serve with red wine or sake.