Eating Ostrich

@acmepride (1547)
United States
May 12, 2007 9:54am CST
Recently, I've discovered that there's a restaurant here in the Philippines where ostrich is being served as one of its dishes. Do you think that it's just ok to eat an ostrich? Have you eaten one? How does it taste?
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@paigegal (438)
• United States
12 May 07
Em.. I think it is ok to eat since human eat most of the animals actually....... although sometimes I'll feel a bit of guilty.. (T.T) Anyway, I've tried ostrich as black pepper ostrich and I think it taste good. ^^
• Philippines
12 May 07
it was said that ostrich tastes much better than chicken. it is also more desirable than chicken healthwise. it is good that you have already tried taking a fill of it. we should not be guilty about eating some of its meat because, these are bred for the consumption of man. this way, the continuance of the lives of the specie is ensured.
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
Valid point, paigegal. Would you say that ostrich tastes better than chicken? What makes the taste of one distinct from the other?
@paigegal (438)
• United States
12 May 07
I'll probably say it is better than chicken. However, I don't always eat ostrich. ^^
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
14 May 07
Never taste it, man. In France it is very common, you can find on the streets they selling buckets of it. And the people really appreciate, but I can't cook so that's a no for me. In the restaurant though it's kind of expensive and you get a little concerned that you're going to spend your money and end the night at the local burger store. It's a no no for me. Best thing is to go in group and every one gives a try and you got your main meal.
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
14 May 07
very sorry I was talking about oyster not ostrich, every bird tastes like chicken but no one knows how chicken tastes anyway
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
16 May 07
No prob, bro. Thanks for your comments. ;)
• Philippines
13 May 07
i've never eaten meat of an ostrich. but i did eat their eggs. the eggs are really delicious and very light compare to ordinary chicken or duck eggs. it really tastes good and its quite expensive, about 800 in philippine peso per egg. anyway, i have yet to try the meat but they said that they really taste good.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
13 May 07
Wow, P800?! Quite staggering, I must admit. Do you know what differentiates the egg of an ostrich from a normal chicken egg? Does it have richer protein content, or other health benefits/hazards? Where were you able to eat an ostrich egg? Thanks! ;)
• Philippines
15 May 07
it really taste better than the chicken eggs. it tasted really light. anyway, i didnt know where to buy those eggs, my sister just brought it at home and cooked it. it really is great. you should try it.
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Ha, this is one of the creatures that man has realized is edible hahah. Any ways I would think it would be nice to eat an ostrich. Its like a Gigantic Chicken, wow thanks giving will never be the same if you had Ostrich served if you asked me. Well in my experience with a friend of mine, he treated me to an ostrich burger, it was so delicious and the meat was healthy. I do believe if humans had started to domesticate ostriches before chickens then we would have a larger Bucket for Kentucky hahah. Its not impossible to mass produce such a source of good meat, its just we need demand for it right? who knows may be one day Ostrich might be a hit in our country.
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
16 May 07
Super! I really hope that, one of these days, I will be lucky enough to chance upon a restaurant that sells ostrich burger. With the way you described it, I am truly starting to crave for one. As always, bro, thanks for your sensible response! ;)
@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
14 May 07
yep, there was a store just a few feet from where I live that sold eggs and meat. It's definitely not chicken but I can't quite put the taste... anyway, it tastes good and is actually not that expensive.
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
16 May 07
Good to know that. At least I do not have to spend a fortune to taste something as good. Thanks for your comment! ;)
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
13 May 07
Well, i haven't eat ostrich but my bf does, he says it is so delicious. I think it is expensive because it is non-ordinary i mean there were only few who care for it for meat source. And yet, i guess it is hard to finish because it is big =)
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
16 May 07
Good for him. Given the chance, though, would you want to try one? I fully agree that it's not an ordinary chicken meat. It's probably true that it will be hard to finish, if it will be served in whole. If not, it will probably be a bit more manageable. But I still have to see for myself to confirm that. Thanks for your sharing! ;)
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
13 May 07
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuup!I want have a try.A TV show once introduced how to cook ostrich and the journalist said that ostrich is delicious,expecially fried ostrich's egg.If I have chance to go to Philippine,I would like enjoy the ostrich in the restaurant.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
13 May 07
We're the same in that respect, shinjiao.
• Philippines
12 May 07
i have not tried eating an ostrich yet. what do you call its meat? is it like chicken when its meat is also called chicken? i saw that they run it on tv once. there is a family who is running an ostrich farm somewhere in the country. it said that its eggs are more delicious than the common chicken eggs we can buy from the supermarkets. they are quite huge ones. the ostrich meat are also more healthy to eat than that of the chicken's. it has less fat. this is because the ostrich will have to roam in a natural habitat and requires a sizeable farm to roam around. i would like to have my fill of ostrich at one time when i will be able to visit there. will you mind mentioning here the name of the restaurant and its location? i might drop by there next time i'll be visiting manila.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks for your informative response, trinity!;) Actually, I haven't had the chance to eat one yet. I'm just curious because, like you, I saw it once on TV (I can't remember the show, though). If ever I come across a restaurant that serves such dish, I will try my best to inform you.
@fazelath (1176)
• India
18 May 07
no i have not tasted an ostrich,have you eaten,i think ostrich is so beautiful to see,i think we should'nt eat,
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