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Old Jan 7, 06, 4:55 pm   #1
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OH MY GOD! I think I ate cat meat kabob/satay in Shanghai, China! (disguised as lamb)

OH MY GOD! I think I ate cat meat kabob/satay in Shanghai, China! (disguised as lamb)

I was in Shanghai about two months ago. A few business associates took me on a walking tour around the city. We stopped by a street vendor selling kabob-like meats on sticks. They were sort of like the satay that Singapore Airlines serve. I had several of them. Beef and lamb, as I was told.

Today I saw the news on MSNBC about vendors in China using stray cat meat disguised as lamb...

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10737308/

One of the vendors look very similar to the one I ate from.
Oh my god, oh my god....

Should I go see my doctor on Monday and get myself examined? If so, what kind of diseases could I have gotten? The news mentioned something about parasites in cats... I have not felt any thing weird with my body in the last couple of month... but still... do I have reason to worry?

Again... OH MY GOD!!! I am about to barf out my dinner... Yes, I'm a cat lover and a cat owner...

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Old Jan 7, 06, 5:14 pm   #2
  
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If it's been two months I wouldn't worry about it too much... go get yourself checked out if you like but I would have thought whatever was going to happen would have happened by now anyway.

If you think the cat's no good, I wouldn't recommend the rat (sorry, couldn't resist).
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I know it's off topic, however somewhat related, but did you know there is restraunt that specializes in rat dishes located in Guanzhou makes for good eating. or so I'm told
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Did it taste like lamb?
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Chalk it up to experience and move on
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From Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sweeny Todd:

"Lately I've noticed something weird,
All the neighbors' cats have disappeared.
What a coarse enterprise,
Popping pussies into pie!"
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Old Jan 7, 06, 7:49 pm   #7
  
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I was in Shanghai about two months ago. A few business associates took me on a walking tour around the city. We stopped by a street vendor selling kabob-like meats on sticks. They were sort of like the satay that Singapore Airlines serve. I had several of them. Beef and lamb, as I was told.
Rule 1 when travelling overseas, follow the locals. Generally if whatever's being cooked is being eaten by the locals, it can't be too bad. I had Rat when I was in KUL a few years back, and I'm not dead... yet

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Today I saw the news on MSNBC about vendors in China using stray cat meat disguised as lamb...
Not as uncommon as you think. Meat substitution is fairly common throughout most third world localities. While in the Phillipines I once queried a vendor as to what meat I was eating to be told "Not sure, whatever we caught yesterday".

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One of the vendors look very similar to the one I ate from.
Oh my god, oh my god
I've never seen two Chinese people that look similar. That'd gotta be him !

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Should I go see my doctor on Monday and get myself examined?
I wouldn't bother, personally, just chalk it up as an experience.
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Old Jan 7, 06, 8:09 pm   #8
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Should I sound the alarm that I might have eaten dog disguised as pork in Vietnam?

I'll just be willfully (and blissfully) ignorant....

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If you think the cat's no good, I wouldn't recommend the rat (sorry, couldn't resist).
Is it bad that I've had stewed rat, and recently? (It ain't bad... and it was WATER rat... not that it makes it better)
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Old Jan 7, 06, 8:21 pm   #9
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OH MY GOD! I think I ate cat meat kabob/satay in Shanghai, China! (disguised as lamb)

I was in Shanghai about two months ago. A few business associates took me on a walking tour around the city. We stopped by a street vendor selling kabob-like meats on sticks. They were sort of like the satay that Singapore Airlines serve. I had several of them. Beef and lamb, as I was told.

Today I saw the news on MSNBC about vendors in China using stray cat meat disguised as lamb...

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10737308/

One of the vendors look very similar to the one I ate from.
I don't mean the person looks familiar... it's the vending
stand that he pushes around...


Should I go see my doctor on Monday and get myself examined? If so, what kind of diseases could I have gotten? The news mentioned something about parasites in cats... I have not felt any thing weird with my body in the last couple of month... but still... do I have reason to worry?

Again... OH MY GOD!!! I am about to barf out my dinner... Yes, I'm a cat lover and a cat owner...
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Old Jan 7, 06, 8:35 pm   #10
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Rule 1 when travelling overseas, follow the locals. Generally if whatever's being cooked is being eaten by the locals, it can't be too bad.
Keep in mind that the locals may have different tolerances or immunities with regards to bacteria or other microbes.

http://www2.ncid.cdc.gov/travel/yb/u...sNav=browseoyb
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Cat meat is fine, so is dog. Relax and get a hold of yourself.

Now that you're prepped, try monkey brain. I've had it Hannibal Lechter style, where the cranium has been carved, and you just pop off the cap. Good eats! Yum!

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OH MY GOD! I think I ate cat meat kabob/satay in Shanghai, China! (disguised as lamb)
The black ones taste best
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Have you been craving Whisker Lickins lately?
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I had Rat when I was in KUL a few years back, and I'm not dead... yet


As a local this is the first time I have heard about RATs being eaten here(other than by cats )

Care to share where I could find grilled rats in KUL
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Old Jan 7, 06, 9:26 pm   #15
  
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From Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sweeny Todd:

"Lately I've noticed something weird,
All the neighbors' cats have disappeared.
What a coarse enterprise,
Popping pussies into pie!"
Well, at least you didn't have a little priest, although knowing China's feelings toward organized religion, it wouldn't terribly surprise me....
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