21 Nov '16, 4am

Rats! Rodent burger now the latest food craze in Moscow

Rats! Rodent burger now the latest food craze in Moscow

MOSCOW - Chomping down on a juicy, cooked rodent clasped between two pillowy soft buns is now officially the food fad in Russia's capital. Yes, you read that right. Rodents are being served to diners at several Moscow restaurant, reported The Guardian. Chef Takhir Kholikberdiev, who owns Krasnodar Bistro, is getting rave reviews for his take on a nutria burger. Nutria, or river rat, has been described as a giant, orange-toothed rodent. They reportedly breed at an "alarmingly fast rate", making them easy to farm. A nutria, also known as a coypu or river rat, has large orange teeth. PHOTO: PELEG VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The herbivore, also known as a coypu, is found in southern Russia, where its fur is a cheap substitute for fox and mink fur coats. Kholikberdiev says the nutria is a "really clean animal" that washes all its food before it eats them. It is also high on omega-3 a...

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