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TRY DOG MEAT IN VIETNAM

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I am not sure what it is about western cultures who figures it is OK to eat pig, cow and other animals but dogs are off limits because we decided 500 years ago that they are our friends.

In some Asian cultures Dog meat is considered a delicacy. People enjoy the tender flesh and enjoy the good luck that eating dog meat brings. Businessmen in particular eat dog meat for good fortune. This is a food for the relatively affluent though as dog meat is very expensive compared to other food. Dog meat is believed to warm the body and therefore among hill tribes where it is colder dog meat is popular.

The dogs are reared on a farm much like other farm animals such as cows, chickens and pigs. Afterwards, the bones are ground up and sent back to the farm as animal feed so nothing is wasted.

Restaurants are readily found all over Vietnam (Look for the word "cho" marked on the restaurant) but you only will find restaurants during the second half of the month. Eating Dog meat the first half of the month brings bad luck so the restaurants only open two weeks every month (Maybe that’s partly why they are expensive). Luck improves as the month progresses and particularly the last day of the month brings the best luck - so you will find packed cho restaurants toward the end of the month.   

When traveling you want to try new food delicacies and experience local cultures that are different and new to you. This is one food delicacy that should certainly meet those criteria for you. 


AND REMEMBER, WHEN IN VIETNAM RESERVE YOUR BEST HOTEL DEAL WITH THE WANDERING NOMAD TRAVEL CENTER

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