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Horse meat in Manhattan

Andypre Feb 10, 2013 07:01 AM

i know it`s unusual in us but i really miss eating horse`s meat or donkey`s meat, if you guys know a place that sells those meat or a restaurant please let me know

  1. MOREKASHA Aug 27, 2013 09:42 AM

    Had Horse steak in Italy. Nothing special Donkey in X'ian China,like lousy brisket in chili oil.

    1. Ziggy41 Aug 26, 2013 07:06 PM

      I had donkey meat but not horse in Verona. I draw the line at donkey

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        Monica Aug 27, 2013 07:19 AM

        haha, I'd rather eat horse meat than donkey meat. donkey meat somehow sounds more gross.

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          Ziggy41 Aug 27, 2013 08:38 AM

          Monica, donkey ravioli with truffles -- Heavenly!

          Tastes like Chicken

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            Monica Aug 27, 2013 08:42 AM

            ehh, then i rather have chicken ravioli with truffles.

      2. pikawicca Aug 26, 2013 06:55 PM

        It is illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption in the U.S.

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          porker Aug 27, 2013 06:38 AM

          I'm not too sure about that:




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            pikawicca Aug 27, 2013 09:37 AM

            These stories refer to the proposed lifting of the ban (which, BTW, didn't happen) on processing horse meat for overseas consumption.

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          realjudywong Aug 26, 2013 06:47 PM

          Caridad, 588 Amsterdam Ave., at 89th St. has bistec al caballo.

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            ttoommyy Aug 27, 2013 03:48 AM

            "bistec al caballo"

            Someone correct me if I am wrong, but that dish translates into "horseback steak" and refers to a particular preparation of beef steak. No actual horse involved.

            1. re: ttoommyy
              bytepusher Aug 28, 2013 09:05 AM

              Correct, it's a Columbian dish with a beefsteak served with tomato sauce and a fried egg (the fried egg is a "rider")

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                ttoommyy Aug 28, 2013 09:20 AM


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            Sneakeater Aug 26, 2013 02:32 PM

            It's sort of scandalous that they don't have horse meat at Bottega del Vino, the New York branch of a restaurant in Verona, where horse is the local specialty.

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              inmybackpages May 29, 2013 02:59 PM

              Well, not in Manhattan, but there's an Ikea in Brooklyn and also in NJ. Don't they have horse meatballs?

              1. loratliff May 28, 2013 06:58 PM

                I like horse meat (and am not at all opposed to horse slaughter), but as a life-long equestrian, I eat it sparingly for one reason: many (if not almost all) of the horses slaughtered are ex-racehorses, pumped full of steroids, blood thinners, tranquilizers, etc. Just food for thought for those who eat it with any frequency.

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                  ttoommyy May 29, 2013 06:16 AM

                  Are you talking about just in the US? Or in Europe, as well?

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                    debinqueens May 29, 2013 12:56 PM

                    i think loratliff is referring to North America. i shun eating horse meat for personal reasons, but i do believe that many European countries have ranches/farms where horses are raised purely for human consumption.

                    1. re: debinqueens
                      ttoommyy May 29, 2013 01:48 PM

                      I've eaten horse in Italy a couple of times and enjoyed it. I assumed it was raised ourely for human consumption. Thanks @debinqueens.

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                        bytepusher Aug 26, 2013 02:23 PM

                        You should be aware that a lot, I would go so far as to say most, horse meat sold in Europe is imported from Canada at this point

                        When I lived briefly in Switzerland in the 90s all the horsemeat you could buy was either product of Canada or product of USA (this was before the slaughter ban).

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                          loratliff Aug 26, 2013 04:18 PM

                          Bytepusher's correct. I don't know of any horses raised anywhere solely for human consumption.

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                    jonkyo May 26, 2013 09:09 PM

                    Last year the US outlawed horse meat slaughter houses, and they all shut. (see NYT archive)

                    Some representative has tried to re-establish the practice.

                    Have not read anything in the paper lately about it.

                    Try seeing if there are import items in Coney Island Russian shops, and if you find some, then smuggle it into Manhattan.

                    Try Taco Bell. you might get lucky with them cheating with horse meat. Jest.

                    Horse meat is delicious.

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                      porker May 27, 2013 05:39 AM


                      From my interpretation, horse slughterhouses are operational in the United States, and they are not "all shut". It seems horse meat for human consumption in the US must be inspected by the USDA. The USDA does not do the inspections, making it illegal for horsemeat to be sold in the US. They apparently continue the practice for export...

                      BTW, every grocery store in Quebec has horsemeat for sale, next to the bison and elk...

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                        jonkyo May 27, 2013 12:11 PM

                        American food industrialists are going to keep things the way they are, protecting the vast investment and value they have in cattle. Thus limiting forever the diet of the majority of Americans.

                        This is NYT Oct. 11, 2011: headline to article.

                        "Slaughter of Horses Goes On, Just Not in US - The New York Times"

                        Nice info on Quebec, thank you.

                    2. squid kun May 26, 2013 03:09 PM

                      Spotted this sign on a food booth at a Little Italy street fair and couldn't help but think of this thread ...

                      1. ttoommyy Feb 14, 2013 11:35 AM

                        Really? Or just joking? Because I love horse meat and would love to find someplace that serves it.

                        And if you are just ripping on halal meat, do you realize that for meat to be halal it has to meet certain standards, just like kosher meat does?

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                          mahler5 Feb 11, 2013 05:48 AM

                          I think it's illegal in the U.S.

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                            Sneakeater Feb 11, 2013 09:16 AM

                            I think it now isn't.

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                            Alan Henderson Feb 10, 2013 10:33 AM


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