Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mind Your Edibles Part 1: Rat Soup?

In the first part of our two part series, I present to you a mystery.

Exhibit A: The Soup

The above picture was taken after I finished a meal of soup on a road-side stop of a long bus ride. The dish was advertised as noodle soup, the animal content was not specified. The meat in question can be seen at the top of the bowl. It tasted gamy, sort of but not exactly like rabbit.

I had reservations about the soup before taking my first bite, after someone walked through carrying a piece of Exhibit C (below). Why did I continue eating the soup? Let the record show that it was very late and I was very hungry, and let's leave it at that.

Exhibit B: The Guinea Pig Cage

This picture did not come out very well, but I think you get the idea. These fine furry critters were piled up in a crate about five feet away from where soup was being served. They were still alive, as far as I could tell.

Exhibit C: BBQ Rat

Perhaps the most damning evidence was the presence and service of BBQ rats. As mentioned above, I did see one of these come through the dining room before I ate my soup, though I had already placed my order.

Thus concludes the evidence for the question: Did Ian eat rat soup?
Amateur sleuths are invited to submit their opinion in the poll at the top right corner of the page.
Ian will abide by the prevailing opinion in concluding whether or not he ate rat soup.


Gary! said...

First step, BBQ rat on stick. Next up, fried cockroaches on a platter?

Deb and Richard said...

Good argument to become a vegetarian...what does Charlie think? deb

Barbara said...

Mmmm-tastes like chicken!!?

Janeric said...

Like a Rattus rattus rat, or a small rodent from Beatrice Potter rat? Because no, and yes.

I feel guilt about not italicizing Rattus, but I don't understand html tags. Sad.

Anonymous said...

You have to admit, it is a very nice presentation of rat, with the skewers and all.


Tiara said...

Oh Gary, you do know Thai cuisine!

Lynne said...

Are those WHOLE guinea pigs on skewers? We had a pet guinea pig. I could not eat one.