Rat meat is not a strange dish in Vietnam and a number of countries around the world. This dish is from meat of harvestmouse and others for processing into many delicious and exotic dishes. But, in Vietnam , they only use harvestmouse , because this is a rat eating paddy so meat is delicious and clean. Normally, in Vietnam, catching rat often takes place after each harvest. So, field is no place to hide and rat has become prey for professional hunters throughout Northern villages and the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Rat meat after burned through fire.
In Vietnam, rat is processed into many dish depending on local, customs and hobby of homemaker. It is argued that in the context of the famine in 1945, or the lack of food in the subsidy period, thus, rat is used as food. In fact, to date, many locals of Vietnam are still using rat meat as one of the popular and special dishes. Even, some localities in The North of Vietnam such as: Tu Son town (Bac Ninh city), Thach That district, Hoai Duc district(Hanoi city). In those place, rat meat is an integral part on trays in ceremony even in wedding. 1kilogram of rat meat after processed costs about $ 4 (2013).
Rat meat after processed
Hundreds of dish from rat meat are special about flavor and how to do that creat a small part but extremely diverse for cuisine of Vietnam. Initially, I make sure you will feel terrible when seeing rat, but, try to enjoy this dish, I am believe that it is totally opposite to what you see.