Thursday, February 12, 2009

horse sense

Just read the label on the Japanese jar of "vegetable cream stew" I bought for Baby-Beansprout Joel as an emergency meal, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the kanji (characters) for horse meat (baniku)!

Anybody ever had horse? It's a delicacy over here, and my husband loves basashi, raw marinated horse meat. Can't say I go for it myself.

Also, if you buy canned "corned beef" over here, chances are that it's horse meat in there. I don't indulge, though sometimes I get my egg at Denny's with corned beef - I just don't ask what's in it. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.



FOODalogue said...

LOL on your sign-out.

Reeni said...

I can't think of horses as food! I guess it's depends on the culture you grow up with. Horses are so pretty, it would make me sad to eat one.

K and S said...

I've only had it as basashi, can't believe they are putting it into the baby foods!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Joan, just doing a little bit of neigh-saying! :)

Reeni, I know - I love to ride horses and can't imagine eating them, but really it's just another form of meat. You're right - it's just what you're used to.

K and S, I was surprised, too! It doesn't bother me and I'll feed it to Joel anyway, it was just a bit of a shock! :)

Stephen Munday said...

Ooh! Look at that giant vegetable over there walking around. I think I'll eat it. Yummy!