Curried Rat

February 5, 2010

in Food & Drink Stories

I went to a Thai restaurant and ordered Panang Curry with white rice and chicken. What I was served was not chicken. It was slimy, gray, and very chewy. I’m pretty sure I was served rat. I ate one bite and spit it up. I was too embarrassed to tell the waitress what I thought, so I asked for a to-go box and told her I had to leave for an emergency. I was sick for the next two days!

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Substantial April 5, 2011 at 1:53 am

I call bullshit on this story. It's a lot easier to find chicken to cook than to find a rat. The meal might have been rubbish but I can't believe you were served rat.


clarkkent April 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

@Substantial: I totally agree with you, but a lot of people will believe the story since a lot of people think that Asian restaurants serve cats and dogs..


Amber May 12, 2016 at 11:33 am

While I do agree the meal was likely simply poorly made chicken or made even chicken past it's prime. Some cultures do, in their home countries, eat an assortment of other animals we in North America would never consume. That is simply a matter of culture, for instance in Cambodia they sell fried Tarantula as a street food.


Kim Craig April 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

And guinea pigs


Kirsten August 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

Why were you sick for two days if you didn't eat the meal?


Bottleau September 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

Maybe it was the placebo effect (look it up) that caused the sickness


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