Thursday, June 23, 2005

Whale burger on menu at fast food chain

No, its not another giant whale OF a burger it is actually a burger made from whale meat. Japan has plans to increase its whaling program, and the whale burger is one use for the meat. The $3.50 slice of fried whale on a bun is on sale at Lucky Pierrot, a restaurant chain in the Japan's port city of Hakodate. Lucky Pierrot's manager Miku Oh said, "The taste and texture are somewhere between beef and fish. People in Hakodate have a long history of eating whale, so customers are looking forward to trying it." Whale meat was a staple of school lunches in Japan before a moratorium on whaling was introduced in 1986. [Yahoo News | BBC]

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