June 7, 2017

"But restaurants at Kings Romans [casino complex in Laos] still offered expensive plates of bear paw, pangolin... and sautéed tiger meat..."

"... which can be paired with tiger wine, a grain-based concoction in which the cats’ penises, bones or entire skeletons are soaked for months. When a group of foreigners showed up at the God of Wealth, Kings Romans’ fanciest restaurant, the suspicious proprietor told their translator, 'You can eat here, but do not ask for the special jungle menu' — the menu offering wildlife options. Nevertheless, the staff offered tiger wine for $20 a shot glass, and served a bear’s paw to patrons at a nearby table. In May, a photographer for The New York Times who visited the restaurant was offered plates of tiger meat for $45...."

From "Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal" (in the NYT).

Worth going to the link if only to see the moronic man in the photograph with the caption "Tourists pose with tigers in an enclosure at Tiger World in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in May." (Yes, I know the tiger is heavily sedated. I'm not calling the man moronic for trusting the tiger not to maul him. He's moronic for indulging in that sort of travel, thinking well of himself as he poses, and dressing like that when the tiger is always arrayed in gorgeous fur.)

20 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Let me guess. Tiger meat is an aphrodisiac.

John Tuffnell said...

Hard to know these days when it is acceptable to judge other cultures and when we should respect diversity. On the other hand, there's little chance of cultural appropriation of this cuisine, which should pacify the sensitive SJW's but also might be a microaggression since it implies it's not good enough to steal. On the third hand, if you dont want bear's paw, pangolin, tiger meat, or cat's penises in your wine, then dont order bear's paw, pangolin, tiger meat, or cat's penises in your wine.

Lyle Smith said...

That guy is dressed as a tourist would dress in Thailand. And yay, Trump or Americans can't be blamed for this.

John Tuffnell said...

And do you really think these people are getting tiger for dinner? I think they are getting "tiger" which happens to taste a lot like yak.

Ancient Chinese secret.

Rene Saunce said...

Horrific. Shoot and kill all the assholes who do this. Serve them on a plate.

whitney said...

That poor guy. It's an awful picture but now it's in the times for everyone to see and judge.

Etienne said...

My brother said that when he was stationed in Thailand during the war, that you could have anyone you wanted killed for $15.

$15 was like 30 trips to a whorehouse. So it was really expensive.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Did the Trump sons eat the leopard?

n.n said...

No Judgment.

Paco Wové said...

"And yay, Trump or Americans can't be blamed for this."

So you would think, but Left Bank found a way!

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The litter box must be enormous.

EDH said...

RELEEEASE THE TIGAAARRRZ!!!

Freeman Hunt said...

I thought carnivore meat wasn't supposed to be particularly good.

Big Mike said...

@Freeman, don't worry. They're probably eating dogs.

n.n said...

#TyroneTheTiger

I wonder how they will fare against the cumulative force of politically incorrect Asians.

Eric Pickup said...

"And yay, Trump or Americans can't be blamed for this."

You obviously didn't read to the end.

Gahrie said...

From "Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal" (in the NYT).

What's wrong with making tigers a farm to table meal? Why should they be protected any more than a cow?

I've been promoting this idea as a solution to extinction for literally decades.

Want to save the pandas? Come up with a popular recipe for them and soon there will be millions of them on farms all over the world.

Curious George said...

How's tiger meat and wine?

They're greeeeeeeaaaaaaat!

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