Clarke Quay Hotpot Restaurant Will get Combined Reactions For Placing Rabbit On Menu
Hotpot appears to be more and more in style amongst Singaporeans, particularly for self-professed ‘carnivores’ who benefit from the varied forms of meat obtainable at eating places.
Nevertheless, a restaurant at Clarke Quay has a brand new protein on their menu. Rabbit lovers, you would possibly wanna maintain your breath.
Simply final week, the restaurant began providing 2 rabbit-based dishes, 1 of which is a rabbit hotpot. The Fb submit, sadly, has been taken down on the time of writing.
On Friday (6 Dec), Lianhe Zaobao stories that reactions are blended. Some are prepared to attempt it whereas others, particularly bunny lovers, are saying they’ll keep away from it just like the plague.
Imported rabbit meat to Singapore for Sichuan natives
The proprietor of Tong Xin Ru Yi Conventional Hotpot (同心如意传统铜火锅) shared that he wished to convey the rabbit dishes for Sichuan natives staying in Singapore.
Rabbit is outwardly utilized in many dishes in Sichuan.
Mr Zhang has additionally utilized for a license that enables the restaurant to import rabbit meat. Rabbit meat will be discovered within the list of meat products allowed to be imported into Singapore.
In keeping with Lianhe Zaobao, Mr Zhang had purchased a whopping 600kg of frozen rabbit meat in November.
Rabbit hotpot & stir-fry
The restaurant now gives 2 rabbit dishes.
For a comparatively hassle-free dish, there’s Diced Rabbit doused in Chilli Oil.
If you need one thing extra ‘warming’, there’s the Rabbit Hotpot. Assume mala hotpot, however with rabbit meat.
Divided responses over the dishes
Mr Zhang shared that he “obtained many orders from Sichuan clients” after introducing the brand new gadgets. The restaurant apparently sells a mean of 20kg of frozen rabbit meat daily.
Solely 20% of those that tried the rabbit dishes are Singaporean.
Mr Zhang believes this is because of the truth that Singaporeans are usually not used to the style.
Rabbit meat in style delicacy in Sichuan
In Lianhe Zaobao‘s survey, some see rabbits as pets and are usually not prepared to attempt the ‘unique’ meat.
Nevertheless, to Sichuan natives, rabbit meat is a well-liked delicacy mentioned to be nutritious and attractive.
One Sichuan native surveyed defined that whereas she understands that not everybody can settle for the dish, it’s much like individuals who hold pigs as pets — everybody’s definition of what’s ‘regular’ is totally different.
In an interview conducted by RedAnts, solely 32% of the contributors mentioned they wouldn’t thoughts attempting the weird protein.
Bunny lovers kickstart petition in opposition to rabbit hotpot
Naturally, the bunny loving group was triggered upon discovering out that rabbit meat has develop into an ingredient for hotpot in Singapore.
Rabbit welfare group Bunny Wonderland instantly launched a petition Say “No” To Rabbit Hotpot, saying that rabbits are the third most typical family pets in Singapore.
They’re additionally requesting for the restaurant to take away rabbit hotpot from their menu. They wrote,
If this dish is allowed, does that imply there can be cat stews and canine barbecues quickly? This can’t occur!
At press time, the petition has garnered over 300 signatures. A few of them left feedback explaining why they had been in opposition to the enterprise.
Which facet are you on? Share your ideas on the dishes within the feedback under.