Perhaps I’m a bit harsh… What if I switch it up and name this delicacy a door mouse, would you try it then?
You may even catch this vibe on Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. As you’ll see, this gastronomic, adventurous meal is definitely something I will probably never do again! Haha!
That’s not to say I didn’t have a lovely time! Imagine spending the morning sailing around the neighboring island of Brac near Split, Croatia. Then finding yourself in the quaint provincial town of Dol where this extremely exotic delicacy is served. So much so, most locals or Croats don’t know of this so-called dish. Hence, finding it absolutely (and understandably) absurd.
In this sleepy town is the family-ran restaurant called Konoba Toni, where my family and I got to meet the owners. Just as they got to prepare it for Andrew Zimmern, BBQ style, we got to see it too!
The never-ending question is, what did the rat meat taste like?
What’s the verdict?
Let’s just say, I much prefer tarantulas (yes, yummy spiders), any day in terms of taste – especially the SMELL!
Technically, it’s a door mouse: a rodent breed that feeds purely on nuts & seeds. Then it hibernates for months, making it… well… edible?
Rat Meat du Jour
For you and me, it’s the mere idea that it’s a rat meat that makes it repulsive, right? But as you’ll discover in this episode, it was more than just a bite of this and that.
My family and I got to enjoy a unique yet traditional Croatian meal that belongs to hallmark travel memories of fun!
Meet our new friends as we happily shared our lunch with total strangers who surprised us with every bite!!
Would you try it rat meat?! Or have you already? Sound off below!