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Old 24th January 2009
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Default Interesting dinner last night

Last night, i went to a local steak house for dinner. I was ready to order my normal 14oz ribeye, but then the waiter said they had a special of kangaroo, yak, and ostrich.....thats what i eneded up getting. Who knew kangaroo would be soo tender, i would have assumed that it would have been quite tuff. the yak tasted a lot like beef, which is no suprise, and the ostrich while being overseasoned and undercooked tasted a lot like quial =/. All in all....nothing really impressive espically since it cost me 50 bucks. oh well, lesson learned i suppsose =).
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Ostrich is a good healthy food .. same advantages as turkey but a red meat .. and without taste so has to have a rich sauce..

As for yaks and other .. kangaroos
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We've an "exotic meat" retailer not far from where I live who sells all sorts, from Impala, Bock, Moose, Kangaroo, Crocodile and so on ... he usually turns up at these specialist market days at little towns around where I live selling all this meat as burgers. Superb! Love it ... in fact, at one of these markets I had a reindeer burger in one hand, while I was chatting to a Finnish fellow about which skin I was going to buy from him

I quite like ostrich - when I lived in mid-Wales, a good number of farms had erected enormous fences and had switched from sheep to ostrich. I never saw one once in Wales, but when I moved back up north a farm in our village raised ostrich and I got to see them every day. Funny really, they seemed to spend a lot of time looking at the cows in the next field who in turn spent a lot of time looking at the ostrich (I know this because I spent a lot of time watching both as I enjoyed a bottle of wine on the hillside ) ... they both had a kind of, "what the heck are you meant to be?" expressions on their faces ... about each other, not me

I've yet to try yak, but yeah ... I can imagine it would taste like a lot of "land cows" from cow to buffalo. Kangaroo is damn fine, though, isn't it? I have had a steak quite rare and it's still very tender. Ostrich, I like long slow-cooked; tagine is lovely
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My friends took me to "Samba's" last year for my birthday. You pay $25 and the serving staff comes around with all these meats on swords. Carves you a little as you eat. Very delicious. Lots of exotic meats, and a great way to try without feeling bad if you don't like it.

I must say, everything I ate was fantastic. When the chicken came, I was dissapointed. lol.
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My friends took me to "Samba's" last year for my birthday. You pay $25 and the serving staff comes around with all these meats on swords. Carves you a little as you eat. Very delicious. Lots of exotic meats, and a great way to try without feeling bad if you don't like it.

I must say, everything I ate was fantastic. When the chicken came, I was dissapointed. lol.
They're ok. A bit contrived, but ok


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I ate at a stand-alone privately owned place like Samba's in Aruba. They took it to the next level with the best quality meats. Loved it, but I also love Aruba and I had some great female company, so I think that added to the experience of the whole meal
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I love 'roo, miss it dearly. I would cook it at least twice a week in aussie. Got to love a country that eats the animals on it's national coat of arms .
Australian buffalo is pretty good too. They are an import and destroy much of the tropical north ecology. I'm happy to guts them down .
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Bison is not uncommon on local restaurant menus, or specialty meat stores. I like it a lot. It has a deep, layered taste that is not quite gamey but more characteristic than even premium aged beef.

Kobe beef is very good too. But I've only actually had it once. Quite expensive, the stuff.

But no matter the meat or its cut, nothing enhances the flavors better than Heinz ketchup !












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But matter the meat or its cut, nothing enhances the flavors better than Heinz ketchup !


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I know, that Stubbs stuff with the black fella on the front is heaps better.
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Impala is excellent - like top quality venison.

I've been to safari-style hotels in Africa where they make a big deal of this kind of thing. I've eaten ostrich, kudu, impala, buffalo, elephant, crocodile, warthog and eland.

I'm sure eland can be very nice. But not the one I had. 3 days on the dunny after that. Eland's revenge.
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