Exotic Food of Vietnam
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by isaac CHEONG
Farm rats are popular in rural Vietnam. These rats eat rice in the field and are believed to be clean and not contaminated with diseases.In the rice-farming Delta, rats are the scourge of crops — but they're also a popular source of protein in many rural areas. Moreover,they are also thought to have medicinal properties. The expensive ones are light brown with a fat, wide belly while The dark brown ones are cheaper.
Location: outskirt of Hanoi, Vietnam