Friday Food 174 – Alligator
Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are going reptilian.
The Chinese alligator (alligator sinensis), 短吻鳄 or, more colloquially, 鳄鱼, although not common, is farmed for food. I’ve eaten it in street night markets and in restaurants, but you rarely see it in markets and even less rarely supermarkets. Recently Bubugao have been offering it.
It doesn’t come cheap. Alligator steaks are 69.80/500g, where as the tail or palms are 99.80/500g. The head is cheapest at 49.80 /500.
When I went past, someone had just requested the head so the beast was being decapitated.