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#1 Edited by FoolInjection (206 posts) -

Anyone else here ever had a Kangaroo Burger ?.

There's an Australian themed bar in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland called Walkabout and they actually sell those there.  I went in there with a mate of mine recently just cos I hadn't tried one and really wanted to... Triple Decker Kangaroo Burger man.  Was awesome.  The kangaroo meat is a lot leaner I think than your standard hamburger meat.  Mind you that's probably because it spent most of its life bounding across the Aussie outback.

Highly recomended though... if you ever get the chance... try a Roo Burger.  Its odd though cos half way through eating it I turned to my mate and I was like "Dude... we are totally eating a frickin' Kangaroo !" lol... its an odd thought.  Specially when your in Scotland and I've never actually seen a real one.

#2 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Can't say I have...

#3 Posted by andrewtr (32 posts) -

So, where are the kangaroo farms? Is the meat being shipped in from Australia? Can't be that fresh if it is.

#4 Posted by FoolInjection (206 posts) -
andrewtr said:
"So, where are the kangaroo farms? Is the meat being shipped in from Australia? Can't be that fresh if it is."
Well they have like a chain of these Australian themed bars all over the UK so I'm guessing they have a farm somewhere down south of England where the weather is warmer.  Couldn't fly them in from Australia I don't think, like you said it wouldn't be fresh considering that it takes a regular flight from here to there 23 hours.
#5 Posted by DaveF (231 posts) -

I live in Australia but have never had one. I think my Dad had one ages ago. Might go out back at kill one so I can try it.

#6 Posted by EtherealSlayer (82 posts) -

I haven't had one, but now I really really want one.

#7 Posted by 11samype (70 posts) -

I'd liked to try one sometime.  I always wondered what a kangaroo tasted like.

#8 Posted by Iszdope (48 posts) -

I've had it as a main a few times.  If it is cooked right, 'tis very good.  Otherwise, it is tough as.

Never had it burger style though.

#9 Posted by Orgazmorater (73 posts) -

d00d, ive eaten a mooseburger and it was delicious

#10 Posted by Orgazmorater (73 posts) -
FoolInjection said:
"andrewtr said:
"So, where are the kangaroo farms? Is the meat being shipped in from Australia? Can't be that fresh if it is."
Well they have like a chain of these Australian themed bars all over the UK so I'm guessing they have a farm somewhere down south of England where the weather is warmer.  Couldn't fly them in from Australia I don't think, like you said it wouldn't be fresh considering that it takes a regular flight from here to there 23 hours.
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actually kangaroo's cant leave the country of australia according to australian law.
#11 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -

No, and I really wouldn't want to eat a kangaroo lol...

#12 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

I've had Kangaroo ribs before. Tres Delicioso!

#13 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

I never knew those existed. Don't really want one either lol.

#14 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.

#15 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -
brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
#16 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

Can't say I have.

#17 Posted by TimeWaffle (946 posts) -

wow that's something outback steakhouse should have

#18 Posted by Batman (1016 posts) -

Can't say that I have, but I did have a buffalo burger once which was extremely satisfying.  It seems the more endangered the species the better they taste.  I wanna try some Bald Eagle.

#19 Posted by chronicsmoke (996 posts) -

Ive got a pretty open mind when it comes to food and if Im ever in australia ill have to try one

#20 Posted by John1912 (1852 posts) -
Orgazmorater said:
"FoolInjection said:
"andrewtr said:
"So, where are the kangaroo farms? Is the meat being shipped in from Australia? Can't be that fresh if it is."
Well they have like a chain of these Australian themed bars all over the UK so I'm guessing they have a farm somewhere down south of England where the weather is warmer.  Couldn't fly them in from Australia I don't think, like you said it wouldn't be fresh considering that it takes a regular flight from here to there 23 hours.
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actually kangaroo's cant leave the country of australia according to australian law.
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They prob cant leave ALIVE! MUHAHAHA!  Yea was wondering about that myself, would seem like there would be some kinda law.  I mean its not leagle to eat horse in most places is it?  I think they do in France, or so I seem to recal hearing somewhere, want to say my 9th grade french teacher.
#21 Posted by Quadrifoglio (816 posts) -

Well, I won't say that fast-food burgers suck, but they don't taste as good as homemade burgers, I'll give you that. However, if you go into a small-time burger joint, I can guarantee you that it's heaven.

#22 Edited by Rowr (5518 posts) -

Not a burger. But ive had Kangaroo plenty of times. You buy it in the store next to the steak.

The meat is excellent.

systech said:

"brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
"
they are no pet. They live wild for the most part. Its pretty rare to see them as pets.

I replaced the hood of my car and front light yesterday because of th damage from hitting a Roo last week.

Straight out of a bush into my car.

O also I think we are the only country that eats our national emblem.
#23 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
Rowr said:
"Not a burger. But ive had Kangaroo plenty of times. You buy it in the store next to the steak.

The meat is excellent.

systech said:
"brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
"
they are no pet. They live wild for the most part. Its pretty rare to see them as pets.

I replaced the hood of my car and front light yesterday because of th damage from hitting a Roo last week.

Straight out of a bush into my car.

O also I think we are the only country that eats our national emblem."
Are you sure you are an Australian?  There is no such part on a car as a 'hood'.  There is a bonnet - did you mean that?

I don't eat meat, but agree that eating kangaroo is much better than eating a cow.  Unlike the cow, the kangaroo has soft feet and does not destroy pastoral land in the process of grazing.  They are also much, much smaller emitters of methane, and therefore better all round for the planet.

To my knowledge, there are no kangaroo farms in England and the meat is exported from Australia, just as the lamb and beef is.
#24 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
systech said:
"brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
"
Yeah and a pet pitbull could bite your face off. So?
#25 Posted by TheRizzle (81 posts) -

I've never had a kangaroo BURGER, but when I lived in Australia, I did eat some kangaroo. And emu. And crocodile.

#26 Posted by Rowr (5518 posts) -
oldschool said:
"Rowr said:
"Not a burger. But ive had Kangaroo plenty of times. You buy it in the store next to the steak.

The meat is excellent.

systech said:
"brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
"
they are no pet. They live wild for the most part. Its pretty rare to see them as pets.

I replaced the hood of my car and front light yesterday because of th damage from hitting a Roo last week.

Straight out of a bush into my car.

O also I think we are the only country that eats our national emblem."
Are you sure you are an Australian?  There is no such part on a car as a 'hood'.  There is a bonnet - did you mean that?

I don't eat meat, but agree that eating kangaroo is much better than eating a cow.  Unlike the cow, the kangaroo has soft feet and does not destroy pastoral land in the process of grazing.  They are also much, much smaller emitters of methane, and therefore better all round for the planet.

To my knowledge, there are no kangaroo farms in England and the meat is exported from Australia, just as the lamb and beef is.
"
I would have said Bonnet.

I lived in Canada for a year and know which words North Americans get stuck on. I said hood for the benefit of being understood by all.
#27 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
Rowr said:
"oldschool said:
"Rowr said:
"Not a burger. But ive had Kangaroo plenty of times. You buy it in the store next to the steak.

The meat is excellent.

systech said:
"brukaoru said:
"Eating Kangaroos? I don't think I could... I don't know why, I can eat parts of a cow, chicken... But Kangearoos... They're like a pet, and I can't imagine eating them.
"
A pet.... That could possibly kick the living shit out of you!
"
they are no pet. They live wild for the most part. Its pretty rare to see them as pets.

I replaced the hood of my car and front light yesterday because of th damage from hitting a Roo last week.

Straight out of a bush into my car.

O also I think we are the only country that eats our national emblem."
Are you sure you are an Australian?  There is no such part on a car as a 'hood'.  There is a bonnet - did you mean that?

I don't eat meat, but agree that eating kangaroo is much better than eating a cow.  Unlike the cow, the kangaroo has soft feet and does not destroy pastoral land in the process of grazing.  They are also much, much smaller emitters of methane, and therefore better all round for the planet.

To my knowledge, there are no kangaroo farms in England and the meat is exported from Australia, just as the lamb and beef is.
"
I would have said Bonnet.

I lived in Canada for a year and know which words North Americans get stuck on. I said hood for the benefit of being understood by all."
They will never learn if you don't teach them :P
#28 Posted by Connelo (131 posts) -
#29 Posted by GMan (471 posts) -

I tried Kangaroo meat once.  It was at a sushi restaurant (of all places).  It was actually in the same town as our office.  It was their special.  I figured why not.  It was already sitting in the kitchen.  It wasn't like they were going to go out an slaughter one just for me.  It wasn't bad.  I wouldn't order one again though.  Just doesn't seem right.

#30 Posted by Captain_Insano (1534 posts) -

kangaroo meat is awesome, though it has to be rare or medium rare othewrise it gets too tough.

never had it on a burger though

#31 Edited by endoworks (284 posts) -

I know this is old but i just ordered a kangaroo burger at a brewery in Appleton Wisconsin. I'll let you know what I think.

#32 Edited by MB (12191 posts) -
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#33 Posted by LiquidPrince (15896 posts) -

I know this is old but i just ordered a kangaroo burger at a brewery in Appleton Wisconsin. I'll let you know what I think.

Will probably be delicious but it sounds gross. It's weird whenever you hear people eating animals that aren't commonly thought of as being edible. Like that one time Brad said he had raw horse... urgh...

#34 Posted by myketuna (1668 posts) -

@endoworks said:

I know this is old but i just ordered a kangaroo burger at a brewery in Appleton Wisconsin. I'll let you know what I think.

Will probably be delicious but it sounds gross. It's weird whenever you hear people eating animals that aren't commonly thought of as being edible. Like that one time Brad said he had raw horse... urgh...

I really don't care what it is until after I've tried it. If it tastes like shit, then I'll grimace. Otherwise, my mouth is open for business.

Take that as you will.

#35 Posted by Korwin (2836 posts) -

You know I can just buy these things at the supermarket right? FYI don't feel bad about eating them, we have so many we don't know what to do with them. They just leap into traffic on a daily basis.

#36 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1560 posts) -

Until this very moment, I wasn't aware that a "kangaroo burger" was even a thing... that existed... in this world... that you eat...

#37 Posted by RetroVirus (1468 posts) -

I have eaten a camel burger before. It was pretty great.

#38 Posted by PandaBear (1344 posts) -

I've eaten toddler meat. Tender and full of promise.

#39 Posted by meaninoflife42 (503 posts) -

I was at a friend's barbecue a couple of months ago where there was kangaroo burgers, moose burgers, ostrich, etc. I think I ate a kanagaroo burger and I thought it was pretty good. I know I ate a moose burger and thought it started out good but got less and less satisfied with each bite.

#40 Edited by endoworks (284 posts) -

@mb: So I have ate the Kangaroo Burger, and it was very good, it had a very sweet taste to it. It was also loaded up with Wisconsin Cheddar and Bacon on a pretzel bun so surprise! it looked like any other burger (Pictures Below). I had it at a place called the Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, Wisconsin. I have traveled to Wisconsin for work a few times but the first time I had been in Appleton. A regular while in Wisconsin is the cheese curds, they are delicious. But this place had hands down the best fried cheese curds I had ever had(Pictures also below). So if you are ever in Appleton I would say go here, order a Scottish Ale or another fine beer brewed at the location and enjoy.

#41 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Not a burger, but I had Roo Filet recently, and it's damn delicious. I'd eat Roo everyday, if it was a more commonly available meat around my parts. Kinda deliciously beefy in taste and color, but with kinda fowly consitency and structure to the meat. And it's lean.

Beefy Turkey - that's Roo meat.

#42 Posted by MormonWarrior (2561 posts) -

I'd try one if I got the chance. I've somehow gone this far living in Utah my whole life and haven't tried a bison or elk burger though.

#43 Posted by endoworks (284 posts) -
#44 Posted by 49th (2722 posts) -

Nope, but I would certainly try one. I think I would eat every animal given the chance.

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#45 Edited by warpig87 (46 posts) -

Kangaroo is over rated. So is leopard crawling 100m through kangaroo shit, but that's a different story.

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#46 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2660 posts) -

@andrewtr said:

So, where are the kangaroo farms? Is the meat being shipped in from Australia? Can't be that fresh if it is.

It is probably flash frozen individually vacuum packed meat. That is typical for most exotic meats, and if a resturnat is using a lot they are probably shipping in large amounts monthly. Flash frozen and vacuum packed they meat last for months.

I was looking at a exotic meat site in the US, and the Rattlesnake meat costs more than Kangaroo. I guess if you want less expensive snake meat, Boneless Python is the way to go. That might have to do with Florida being over run with Giant Pythons...eat up people we need to save Florida's indigenous wildlife one 12 ft python at a time!!!

#47 Posted by GnaTSoL (791 posts) -

No but I've had a buffalo burger before. They're pretty rad and sounds like just as lean as roo. Maybe more. Definitely healthier than beef.

#48 Posted by buzz_clik (6952 posts) -

Hell yeah, I have. Kangaroo is possibly my all-time favourite meat to eat. You gotta cook it just right, though, otherwise it gets too tough; all you gotta do is pretty much sear it to give it some colour, and serve it fairly rare.

Source: I'm Australian.

Sauce: Fuck no, you don't ruin a good bit of meat with that shit.

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#49 Posted by fetchfox (1251 posts) -

Someday! Gotta taste em all!

#50 Posted by troll93 (386 posts) -

What, as a mince patty? I feed my dogs kangaroo mince, never eaten the mince before.

I have had plenty of roo steak and steak sandwiches, which kinda count right?

Also,@rowr: was it one of the great big red ones or just one of the little coastal ones? I remeber we would get a car or truck imping into town every couple of week absolutely destroyed by hitting one of those big reds.