Conversely, the Musahar community in north India has commercialised rat farming as an exotic delicacy. Ricefield rat (Rattus argentiventer) meat is eaten in Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Filipino, Cambodian,Chinese and Spanish cuisine. Rat-on-a-stick is a roasted rat dish consumed in Vietnam and Cambodia.
What culture is it acceptable to eat rats?
Many people in tropical Asia would agree. Rats are a popular source of protein in this part of the world, particularly among Vietnamese farming communities in both the north and south—though you can also find rat on the menu in some urban areas, including Ho Chi Minh City. (See five Vietnamese dishes you must try.)
Why is Chinese food so bad for you?
Chinese food can be high in sodium, sugar, and trans fats General Tsos chicken and other Chinese dishes are often loaded with sodium, sugar, and trans fats. Some specialties also contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), a potentially harmful food additive (via the Mayo Clinic).