Weird Meats Eaten Across Canada

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#1 Balut
Balut is a fertilized duck egg that’s at the stage where there’s an embryo inside. It’s a popular southeast Asian dish that is also sold at T & T Supermarket.

#2 Prairie Oysters (Bull Testicles)
This western Canadian delicacy, also known as “Rocky Mountain Oysters,” results from ranchhands literally scooping testicles out of a bull’s scrotum. The dish is available at Buzzards Restaurant in Calgary, which also hosts a “Testicle Festival” at the Stampede every year.

#3 Seal Flipper Pie
In Canada, we don’t just hunt seals, we eat them too! “Seal Flipper Pie” is an eastern Canadian dish made from harp seal parts. The meat is coated in flour, pan-fried, then made into a pie with onions, carrots, pork fat, potatoes, turnips and parsnips, reports the Smithsonian Mag.

#4 Heart
Yes, it’s a thing. Animal hearts are served in numerous Canadian restaurants including Toqué in Montreal, which serves venison loin and heart with shiitake mushrooms, parsnip, barberry, herb puree and bordelaise sauce.

#5 Horse Meat
Mamie Taylor’s in Vancouver serves horse tartare.

#6 Muktuk
Muktuk is a traditional Inuit dish made from frozen whale skin and blubber. It is normally eaten raw, but can also be diced, breaded or deep fried. It’s been found to be a good source of Vitamin C.

#7 Kangaroo Burgers
Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition had some very strange burgers on its menu last year, with camel, crocodile and venison all making the cut. But kangaroo proved to be a particularly popular exotic meat at the Gourmet Burgers outlet. However the Vancouver Sun described it as “desiccated” and ranked it lower than most of the other meats on offer.

#8 Python Fillets
Hills Foods in Coquitlam, B.C. serves all kinds of exotic meats including python fillets from Vietnam, which can be had for $42.60 per pound.

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