Chinese Restaurant Offers Robust Menu, Including…Koala?
If you’re hungry for some exotic meat, there’s a restaurant in Guangzhou, southern China, that might be able to help you out.
A man from Australia discovered that the meat in question is koala. Yes, koala. And not just “koala,” which would imply it’s already dead. No, this koala is alive, caged, in plain view of everyone.
The koala, which can be sold “braised or stewed,” is available for 139 RMB, or $22, per 500 grams. While everyone should be upset about this, the Australian was particularly shocked due to the animal being from his native land down under.
Some believe that it’s a case of mistaken identity, however, with the animal actually being a type of “tree bear” or other animal. Much of this doubt comes from the animal’s supposedly low price, as the online publication The Shanghaiist stated that 139 yuan would be “underselling one of the [all-time] bestselling trinket animals.”