Saudi Fast Food Joint Serves Baby Camel Burgers

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 1:36 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The camel is many things to Saudi Arabians: companion, war machine, racing beast, and even a delicacy served in fancy restaurants. But it’s never been good old fashioned junk food… until now. A fast food restaurant in Saudi Arabia is selling baby camel burgers, Reuters reports, and the Saudis are chomping down on the celebrated beast with gusto.

The camel is celebrated as a symbol of the country’s nomadic tradition. And because “it doesn’t have much fat, it’s light and has a delicate taste,” said one patron of Local Hashi Meals—“Hashi” being the Saudi word for “baby camel,” as he happily scarfed down his burger.