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(Vice)   Due to African Swine Fever, people in Thailand are replacing their bacon with crocodile, which, of course, tastes like chicken   (vice.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 3:47:00 PM  
I have had alligator before. It tastes like fish.
 
2022-01-18 9:11:16 PM  

kdawg7736: I have had alligator before. It tastes like fish.


What s/he said.
 
2022-01-18 9:21:15 PM  

Trocadero: kdawg7736: I have had alligator before. It tastes like fish.

What s/he said.


Yup, flavored sort of like you got a piece of really good catfish.  The texture was almost like a cross between lobster tail and chicken.

I liked it.
 
2022-01-18 9:27:23 PM  
Never had crocodile.  Have eaten gator.  Very tasty.  I wish it was $3/kg here.

Although I can get pork tenderloin for like $1.50/lb so.
 
2022-01-18 9:27:43 PM  
They should try raising their pork in semi-sanitary conditions, it would make a big difference.

As for crocodile, I've had alligator a few times and it is just fine depending on preparation: I have to assume that they are similar. Only one problem... it is a very primitive animal with fairly toxic meat. Pig is healthy in comparison from what I understand.

Pork, the kingdom's most consumed meat, now goes for 200 baht (over $6) per kilogram

Oh noes! Bacon was 8.19/lb at the local store the other day. Cry me a river...
 
2022-01-18 9:43:08 PM  

Percise1: They should try raising their pork in semi-sanitary conditions, it would make a big difference.

As for crocodile, I've had alligator a few times and it is just fine depending on preparation: I have to assume that they are similar. Only one problem... it is a very primitive animal with fairly toxic meat. Pig is healthy in comparison from what I understand.

Pork, the kingdom's most consumed meat, now goes for 200 baht (over $6) per kilogram

Oh noes! Bacon was 8.19/lb at the local store the other day. Cry me a river...


You do realize that the average household income in Thailand is under $800 a month right?
 
2022-01-18 9:48:27 PM  

dumbobruni: Percise1: They should try raising their pork in semi-sanitary conditions, it would make a big difference.

As for crocodile, I've had alligator a few times and it is just fine depending on preparation: I have to assume that they are similar. Only one problem... it is a very primitive animal with fairly toxic meat. Pig is healthy in comparison from what I understand.

Pork, the kingdom's most consumed meat, now goes for 200 baht (over $6) per kilogram

Oh noes! Bacon was 8.19/lb at the local store the other day. Cry me a river...

You do realize that the average household income in Thailand is under $800 a month right?


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2022-01-18 9:57:35 PM  
My rule: If they say that it tastes like chicken I'll pass and get some chicken.
 
2022-01-18 11:10:20 PM  
I don't know about crocodile, but gator doesn't taste, cook, or feel like chicken.  More akin to frog legs, which also do not taste like chicken. Rattlesnake doesn't either. Basically all these animals taste like what they are.
 
2022-01-19 3:54:29 AM  
I've eaten crocodile at a Vietnamese restaurant near home.

Although as I've typed that now I'm wondering if it really was crocodile.
 
2022-01-19 5:10:11 AM  
"which is cheaper and tastier"

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I mean, I've had both alligator and crocodile and they are wonderfully delicious, but... does/can anything really stack up against pork?
 
2022-01-19 5:36:47 AM  

Tchernobog: Never had crocodile.  Have eaten gator.  Very tasty.  I wish it was $3/kg here.

Although I can get pork tenderloin for like $1.50/lb so.


So 'gators in wat have adopted the metric system but pigs haven't?  And to think some people claim pigs are intelligent and alligators are basically ancient and backwards dinosaurs.
 
2022-01-19 6:29:51 AM  
" ASF is a highly contagious viral disease that affects domestic and wild pigs, and spells near-certain death for the animals, but does not harm humans. "

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2022-01-19 7:04:21 AM  
Not all alligator parts tastes exactly the same. Some parts are more fishy, some more chickeny. I would say the back is the fishiest, the legs the most chickeny, and the tail somewhere in the middle.

The best preparation is the sauce piquant.
 
2022-01-19 8:50:24 AM  

McGrits: Not all alligator parts tastes exactly the same. Some parts are more fishy, some more chickeny. I would say the back is the fishiest, the legs the most chickeny, and the tail somewhere in the middle.

The best preparation is the sauce piquant.


They just sell the tail meat at Publix so that's all I've had.  To my mind, it has the texture of chicken with a fishy taste.  And I did use it in sauce piquant a few times and I made a gumbo once with it.
 
2022-01-19 10:50:27 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Trocadero: kdawg7736: I have had alligator before. It tastes like fish.

What s/he said.

Yup, flavored sort of like you got a piece of really good catfish.  The texture was almost like a cross between lobster tail and chicken.

I liked it.


Was gonna say, yeah it's sort of like a fishy chicken. A good gator steak goes pretty good with a hollandaise sauce, almost like a poached salmon.
 
2022-01-19 8:33:42 PM  

dumbobruni: Percise1: They should try raising their pork in semi-sanitary conditions, it would make a big difference.

As for crocodile, I've had alligator a few times and it is just fine depending on preparation: I have to assume that they are similar. Only one problem... it is a very primitive animal with fairly toxic meat. Pig is healthy in comparison from what I understand.

Pork, the kingdom's most consumed meat, now goes for 200 baht (over $6) per kilogram

Oh noes! Bacon was 8.19/lb at the local store the other day. Cry me a river...

You do realize that the average household income in Thailand is under $800 a month right?


No.
But checking it seems to be roughly $815/mo currently.
You do realize that the average household income in the US is about $5,400/mo, right?

What was your point?
That it costs relatively more for them? No schitt?
My point is that everyone is paying crazy prices, thanks for asking.
 
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