Can We Interest You in a Whale Meat Spring Roll?
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 06.24.09 | 10:22 AM ET
Uh oh. A group of restaurateurs in Yokohama, Japan, is looking to embrace the port city’s whaling heritage with a slew of new recipes—including whale dumplings, whale spring rolls and whale bacon. “Whale meat is a very important part of Japanese tradition,” one of the leading businessmen behind the push told the AFP. “If whaling is not done to excess, I think this is a great thing. ... Whale meat is delicious, high in protein, low in fat.”
Delicious or not, I can already hear the howls of protest from animal-rights activists worldwide.