November 21, 2016

Rat: It’s What’s For Dinner In Russia

The latest food craze sweeping Russia is not exactly avocado toast. Moscow is now offering a hot new delicacy that is both affordable and nutritious: river rat. Otherwise known as nutria, this giant orange-toothed rodent is becoming a sought-after meat in several Moscow restaurants. Even 35-year-old chef and restaurateur Takhir Kholikberdiev serves up nutria burgers and an eclectic menu of rodent-based dishes in his sleekly designed eatery in city center. Normally, we’d say don’t knock it until you try it, but if the rats you’re used to seeing are found in subways and city garbage dumps, please don’t try this at home.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: