To much of the world they’re pests to be exterminated or animal parts to be thrown out; in Vietnam they all go into the cooking pot.
There is a local Vietnamese saying that when a man encounters a new animal, his first question is: “Is it dangerous?” and the second question is: “Is it edible?”
The Vietnamese are adventurous eaters, and they’re not afraid to eat the whole animal, blood, guts and all. Here are six Vietnamese dishes to chew over. (more…)