I had eaten crocodile once before at a game meat restaurant in Tokyo, though I doubt that there are any crocodiles actually in the country. At least not that I know of. In Australia there are plenty of these aquatic animals, so it’s no wonder they get eaten every once and a while. I had croc twice during my trip. Once as part of a native Australian food platter, where it was served cold with berries and once at an aboriginal show in Cairns where they served crocodile ribs.
The ribs were really amazing. I don’t think it tastes like chicken, like everyone always claims, but it definitely has a similar color and texture. I would say it tasted more like pork tenderloin than like chicken. Anyway, it tasted good, especially in combination with a delicious sweet and spicy barbeque sauce. The cold cuts with berries was perhaps less exciting, but still pretty tasty. Definitely something I’d like to see more off in the future.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 9