25 Oct '11, 3am

Love frog legs? Here are 2 recipes

Love frog legs? Here are 2 recipes

Malaysia, October 24, 2011 - I began to suspect something was amiss. The bones were way too small and my cousins were smirking with apparent glee. Confused, I turned to my mother and asked as a 10-year old would: "Mum, why is this chicken so unusual?" It turns out that my suspicions were not unwarranted - I wasn't feeding on poultry as the others had led me to believe. Thin kai is not "sweet chicken" but a variety of frogs favoured by the Chinese and some Asian communities. The literal translation of its name (from Cantonese to English) is "paddy chicken". Commonly found in wet paddy fields, swamps and streams, these amphibians are caught by professional frog catchers who can net 2,000 to 5,000 frogs in a single night. It is hard to ascertain how many wild-caught frogs are being supplied to restaurants during a particular period but one thing is for sure - it is not enough...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/16412

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