View Full Version : Dog On The Menu In Korea, Supposed To Help You Cool Down

07-17-2011, 01:54 PM
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SEOUL, South Korea Thursday was not a good day to be a dog in South Korea. That's because it was one of the three hottest days according to the Korean lunar calendar and dog soup is one way to beat the heat.

On "Chobok," people seeking to protect the body from overheating eat traditional healthy foods such as ginseng chicken soup, broiled eel, and "bo-shin-tang," literally "body preservation stew."

Dogs are bred to be eaten in South Korea, and advocates say bo-shin-tang, which consists of dog meat boiled in a mix of hot and strong spices and vegetables, is good for the health.

It is considered a delicacy by some.

"The reason why I eat dog soup is because it boosts my energy, even when I'm most tired," said 56-year-old Shin Gwan-sup, sitting in a dog soup restaurant.

"Compared to other meats, it has more protein and less fat. I think it is healthy and clean, a more suitable meat for us," Shin said.

link (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43751270/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/)

07-17-2011, 03:21 PM

...I wonder if this is what India thinks about us eating tasty, tasty beef?