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At Beijing Zoo, donít feed the animals (but feel free to eat one)
csmonitor ^ | May 20, 2010 | Peter Ford

Posted on 05/20/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Beijing Hey kids, wanna go to the zoo today and look at the crocodiles? And then maybe eat one? The meat might be pungent, but the concept seems somewhat tasteless. The Beijing Zoo puts the same animals on its restaurant menu as it keeps behind bars. Crocodile, kangaroo, antelope, and hippopotamus are among the species that visitors can go the zoo to admire on the hoof, and then savor at lunch – steamed, braised, or roasted – at the Bin Feng Tang restaurant.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beijing; china; jpb; restaurant; zoo

Cantonese cuisine

Bi Feng Tang Restaurant Daily 11am-4am. No cards. Mei Shi Jie, Fang Cun (8159 0102)

Beijing Zoo Entrance


1 posted on 05/20/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono; tx_eggman

Now there’s a concept I can sink my teeth into.


2 posted on 05/20/2010 10:18:09 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: JoeProBono

I think this sounds like a truly wonderful, tasty opportunity!


3 posted on 05/20/2010 10:18:14 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: JoeProBono

I have always wanted to try Baked Panda...


4 posted on 05/20/2010 10:21:25 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: JoeProBono

True education.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 10:22:48 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: freedumb2003
Young and tender


6 posted on 05/20/2010 10:23:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Actually Hippo meat seems a bit fatty to me, but would be interested in trying kangaroo... Only thing is it will probably taste like chicken...


7 posted on 05/20/2010 10:28:05 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
Hippo meat's less fatty when hung from a tree for a few weeks


8 posted on 05/20/2010 10:30:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
Crocodile, kangaroo, antelope, and hippopotamus are among the species that visitors can go the zoo to admire on the hoof, and then savor at lunch

I'm so hungry I could eat a hippo.

9 posted on 05/20/2010 10:31:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: JoeProBono; Revolting cat!

10 posted on 05/20/2010 10:32:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: JoeProBono

Cue Simpson’s pic of “The Food Chain.”


11 posted on 05/20/2010 10:32:58 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: a fool in paradise

Tree dried hippo is quite tasty.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 10:33:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Hear about the Chinese couple that won tickets to the Broadway play Cats?

They thought the Playbill was a menu.

13 posted on 05/20/2010 10:36:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: N. Theknow

BYOC


14 posted on 05/20/2010 10:40:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha! Wouldn’t PETA just have a fit!


15 posted on 05/20/2010 10:42:56 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: DallasDeb

16 posted on 05/20/2010 10:54:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Sure, they say it's panda, but unless you're friends with the chef you'll just get cat.
17 posted on 05/20/2010 11:01:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: BigEdLB

I’ve had kangaroo and it’s not like chicken; more gamey.


18 posted on 05/20/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: KarlInOhio


19 posted on 05/20/2010 11:04:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Disney has a seafood restaurant (Coral Reef) inside their Living Seas exhibit in Epcot.


20 posted on 05/20/2010 11:39:28 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: JoeProBono

Yum!


21 posted on 05/20/2010 1:36:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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