Kangaroo Tail Soup

@JudyEv (166624)
Bunbury, Australia
August 10, 2019 5:00am CST
In the comments on one of my discussions, I was talking with Jeff (@moffittjc) about kangaroos and I happened to mention kangaroo tail soup. Jeff asked if it was a real dish and I was able to assure him that it was although it is very rare to see kangaroo meat on offer in supermarkets or butchers’ shops. However, yesterday, in one of the towns we passed through, I saw kangaroo tails in the freezer at the end of the dog food section. Perhaps they are regarded mostly as a pet food. I did find several recipes using kangaroo tails on Google. To make a soup, you basically use any meat and vegetable soup recipe but substituting pieces of kangaroo tail in place of whatever ever other meat you might use. The photo shows kangaroo tails in the freezer of the shop.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
10 Aug
Some days I'm rather glad I don't need food to survive. Next thing I know, you're going to be telling me about Lego minifigure soup!
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@owlwings (41430)
• Cambridge, England
10 Aug
Only if it makes you go weak at the knees - that's called Mini-Straw-Knee soup.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
10 Aug
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
Sometimes I'd quite like to be a vegetarian. I don't think I'd ever succumb to eating Lego minifigure soup though.
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@moffittjc (58240)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Aug
I don't know why, but seeing that photo of the kangaroo tails makes me a little nauseous. Maybe it's because I can't get out of my mind the fact that they look like giant rat tails. haha I don't know what would be worse for me, going to Thailand and eating monkey brains, or going to Australian and eating kangaroo tail.
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@GardenGerty (113453)
• United States
11 Aug
When my husband lived in Alaska he was given some breaded and fried moose brains. He did not know what it was. It was good, until he knew, then it was not good for him anymore.
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@moffittjc (58240)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Aug
@GardenGerty That's funny how if we eat something and we don't know what it is, it will tasted good to us. But the second we find out what it is, we suddenly develop a repulsive response to it! haha
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I'll remember when you visit not to offer you any kangaroo tail soup. We'll just have steaks off one. :)
@Starkinds (8142)
• India
10 Aug
I am first time hearing that kangaroo's tail use for a soup
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
Have you heard of ox-tail soup? It would be made in a similar manner.
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@Starkinds (8142)
• India
13 Aug
@JudyEv ohh thanks
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@DocAndersen (6665)
10 Aug
Judy, I have to ask. Do Australian basketball eat this before a game, because it gives them hops?
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I think many basketballers would be quite averse to eating this even if it did give them the hops.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
@owlwings I think this would be the more common nourishment.
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13 Aug
@JudyEv i bet that makes the coach hopping mad!
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@Janet357 (22554)
10 Aug
at first you wouldnt think it is a kangaroo's tail. lol
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@owlwings (41430)
• Cambridge, England
10 Aug
I hope it didn't bring anything else to mind!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I had to look twice at it to work out what it was.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
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@bagarad (13984)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Aug
I wonder what kangaroo tastes like. I can't quite fathom eating it. Somehow it just doesn't seem right to me. Kind of like eating horsemeat. Not sure why I feel that way, though.
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@owlwings (41430)
• Cambridge, England
10 Aug
I think I might have the same sort of objection to eating, as you say, horse meat or guinea pig or any of those animals to which we often respond with "How cute!". Even that doesn't nail it, though, because we (well, the carnivores amongst us) eat lamb and still think that those little animals are 'cute'.
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@LadyDuck (235647)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
@owlwings Also lambs are cute and calves too, but we eat baby animals.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I do understand and I can't get my head around eating horsemeat either but it's very common (and popular I think) on the continent.
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@Juliaacv (45196)
• Canada
10 Aug
I never even thought of the possibility of kangaroo soup. I have a really small appetite so those long tails might be too much for our household.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
You might need a big dog to help you get rid of the bones.
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@Juliaacv (45196)
• Canada
13 Aug
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@MALUSE (52880)
• Germany
11 Aug
Have you eaten kangaroo meat - tail or other parts - yourself? If yes, what is the taste like, if not why not, if I may ask?
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I have eaten kangaroo steaks and the soup although I haven't had the soup for a long time. The meat has quite a strong flavour. The best I can do is to say it tastes quite 'gamey' although I haven't tasted game too often either. But often others say it tastes a gamey taste so I'm happy to go along with them. It's not a meat I would choose if more common meats were available.
@wolfgirl569 (19939)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Aug
I had never heard of eating the tails. I had heard they were sometimes used for meat.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I think the tails are only ever used for soup. They do have steaks and other cuts from the body.
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@JohnRoberts (87782)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Aug
That is weird. But there is an overpopulation of roos so why not make practical use of those exterminated.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I suppose it's no weirder than eating guinea pigs or scorpions. It all depends on what you're used to.
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@Jackalyn (7481)
• Oxford, England
10 Aug
Some shops here had kangaroo for a while but it never caught on. To me it is like eating a cat.. I guess taste depends on where you are from and what you are used to and how you view the animal.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I think it depends on what you're used to too. In South America, guinea pigs are raised as food just like chickens are but I wouldn't fancy eating one of them.
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@xFiacre (8272)
• Ireland
10 Aug
@judyev Well if oxtail soup is acceptable why not kangaroo tail soup? We are quite strange finding one animal acceptable to eat and another not.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I agree. It's just a matter of what you're used to and what your culture deems acceptable.
• Pamplona, Spain
11 Aug
Having lived over there my Husband did try Kangaroo Tail Soup but was not very taken with it very much.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I didn't really enjoy it either. I've had kangaroo steaks too but would much prefer pork or lamb.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Aug
@JudyEv He said it was like eating a mixture of pork and beef that sort of taste. That did not really tell me anything except for the fact that I kept seeing "Skippy" and could not even bear to think of it being anything just "Skippy The Bush Kangaroo".
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@lovinangelsinstead21 It's always hard to try to explain what anything tastes like in words. And I do understand about Skippy.
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• United States
10 Aug
no doubt such'd be nutritious, but i jest don't think i could eat such. o'er the past century though, 't seems many 've forgone the use 'f e'ery part 'f a critter they kill - wasteful 't best. bein' 100% vegan jest keeps lookin' 'n soundin' better'n better!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I can understand your stance. I can go along with vegetarian but vegan goes against the grain (so to speak) with me.
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• United States
13 Aug
@JudyEv i'd prolly need to 'gree with ya, ms. judy. i tried that cashew "cheese" 'n 'twas purty disgustin', lol. they called 't "artisan", i called 't blah :)
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@crazyhorseladycx Some foods become fashionable but I do wonder how folks can enjoy them.
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Aug
Kangaroos tail for soup?
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
Yes, it would be similar to ox-tail soup.
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Aug
@JudyEv Have you tried it?
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@JustBhem Yes, but a long time ago.
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
10 Aug
No Judy, I could not bear thought pf eating a cute Kangaroo
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
But do you eat cute little lambs? and little calfy-walfys?
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
13 Aug
@JudyEv Yes, but that is normal.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@Gillygirl Haha - it's normal to you but it may not be to others.
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@LadyDuck (235647)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
I suppose it is used mainly for soups because it is chewy. I have no idea of the taste.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
There is mostly bone in a tail too so it would be similar to ox-tail. It has quite a strong, gamey taste.
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@LadyDuck (235647)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
@JudyEv I like ox-tail, there is a typical Roman dish made with ox-tail, very good (coda di bu alla Vaccinara).
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@LadyDuck I guess centuries ago they didn't like to waste anything. I think they make something out of pigs' cheeks too, don't they?
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@kobesbuddy (79179)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Aug
They do the same thing in the US, with horse meat being considered dog food:(
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
21h
True but it's a delicacy in some European countries.
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@kobesbuddy (79179)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19h
@JudyEv No different than ox-tail soup, some people travel for miles to enjoy this specialty:)
@averygirl72 (16884)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Kangaroo tail soup? It surprise me. I don't like to try it
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
It's not much different to ox-tail soup I guess.
@averygirl72 (16884)
• Philippines
14 Aug
@JudyEv Yes it's more common here
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@Nevena83 (31292)
• Serbia
10 Aug
Oh, I couldn't try it.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
But you eat deer I guess? It's just a matter of what you're used to really.
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@Nevena83 (31292)
• Serbia
15 Aug
@JudyEv No, I've never eaten wild meat.
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