Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images
Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images

China’s frog restaurants prosper as appetite for delicacy known since the Ming dynasty explodes

  • China has long dined on frogs, but a gift of bullfrogs from Cuba’s Fidel Castro helped feed a huge increase in the appetite for them in recent years
  • Restaurant chains specialising in frog have sprung up, serving frog in hotpot, on rice and noodles, pan-fried, deep-fried, in soup and grilled

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images
Barbecued frog served at a street market in Wuhan, China. The dish has been a delicacy in China since the Ming dynasty, but is enjoying renewed popularity. Photo: Getty Images
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