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Pinkies

In some parts of Asia newborn mice and rats—sometimes called "pinkies"—are eaten whole, either crispy fried or grilled, such as the way author Jerry Hopkins samples them in his 2004 book Extreme Cuisine (Periplus Editions). Hopkins had them like spring rolls: with a traditional Vietnamese dipping sauce of ginger, garlic, chilies, cilantro, fish sauce and rice vinegar.

Photo © Amber MacPherson.

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