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Apr 12, 2007 11:04 AM

ostrich anyone?

ok so i was out by the wild animal park in escondido the other day and they have so many ostrich farms out there! what are they used for?? im guessing their used for meat and eggs but where is that stuff going? any suggestions on where i can find an osrtich steak or omlette? or even a meat market somewhere so could buy it and cook it at home? particularly in san diego?

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  1. ew. what does it taste like?texture?

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    1. re: ceejoi

      haha when i try it ill let you know. and yes.. this chowhound is pretty dope.

    2. They serve ostrich (frozen, I'm sure) at a very good Chinese place in NYC, whose name I can't remember, on Allen Street a block or two below Delancey. I ordered it and was not thrilled. Standard chickenish flavor and texture, and, for me, not worth the high price.

      It's probably better fresh.

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      1. re: KRS

        Ostrich (at least in burger form) is pretty tasty. it's a little dry in my experience on it's own.

      2. You can get ostich meat at Tip Top Meat in Carlsbad. It is in the freezer next to the meat counter. Tip Top has also good venison (used it two weeks ago for a great Emilia-Romagna ragu), wild boar and quails.

        1. Chad,
          Swing by Iowa Meats on Mission Gorge Rd off I-8 in Mission Valley. They have ostrich along with almost every kind of critter you could want. As far as beef goes, their Delmonico is to die for as is their flat iron steak.

          1. The meat is easy to get, now the eggs on the other hand... who has those for sale??

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            1. re: Pablo

              WholeFoods on very rare occasions.

              1. re: Pablo

                I've seen a sign that says "Ostrich Eggs for sale" at that vegetable and fruit stand right before the last intersection going to the Wild Animal Park.