On our 3 day whirlwind tour through the South of Vietnam, I tried crocodile for the first time.
I have absolutely no pictures of this experience.
But I do have pictures of the crocodiles at the farm (where we bought the 750 grams of crocodile meat in processed and frozen form).
No pictures of crocodile eating is a bit of a tragedy (or a victory, depending on who you are and how you feel about eating crocodiles).
However, it was 4 flights of stairs down to where the crocodile was cooking on grills on our tables, and the backup battery was upstairs.
Yes, I was too lazy/worn out/done taking pictures to climb 4 flights of stairs to get these aforementioned pictures of my first ever experience eating crocodile.
However, I’ll say this about the experience…
- Some bites of crocodile tasted a bit fishy.
- Some bites tasted more like pork.
- Some bites had their own unique flavor.
Overall, I actually kind of liked it.
Crocodile is the kind of thing that I could see people really learning to love (once you get over the idea that you’re eating the meat of something that has the ability to eat you).
It was farmed crocodile from a croc farm that we visited, so no wild crocodiles were harmed in the making of this event.
The three Australians we were with said that kangaroo is even better than crocodile, if it’s cooked properly.
Kangaroo… something I may add to the list.
My advice: definitely try crocodile if you’re up to the thought of it – and don’t judge it from only one bite, as it seems to have many different tastes.