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Dutch restaurant offers camel on the menu

By Richard van der Draay     Jan 28, 2009 in Food
Restaurant De Hofnar (the Jester) in Rotterdam has started putting camel on the menu. According to the restaurant’s owner, Herman Hell, this makes the eatery unique in the Netherlands.
The remarkable addition to the menu was made as part of a special event of ‘Australian weeks’, which commenced on Wednesday.
Hell said that most people in the Netherlands would not easily connect Australia with camels.
In Australia the consumption of camel is encouraged due to the large numbers of the animal in the country.
The Rotterdam restaurant will be preparing the camel meat as a stew. Hell says the taste could be compared with beef.
Besides camel the restaurant will also be offering grasshoppers, crocodile, ostrich and kangaroo.
On a personal note I can say that camel would not exactly appeal to me. I have partaken of kangaroo, emu and crocodile and found only kangaroo remotely palatable.
I'm not sure why this restaurant would put grasshoppers on the menu. That is not something I have ever seen in Australia.
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