Sunday, January 20, 2008

Camel Meat at Lulu Hypermarket


Yes people - they have it. I'm making machboos camel for my friends this week. Bedouin Bunny says, "Why the hell would anyone want to eat camel meat? It's so tuff." (He doesn't like dhub or gerbil shawwi either!) Ok, like I said, I will try anything - once. I'll let y'alls know how it comes out.
$3.65/lb

14 comments:

Intlxpatr said...

Is it all packaged up, or do you ask the butcher for specific cuts? Some parts more tender than the others? Soak in yoghurt before cooking?

Desert Girl said...

Hi Intlxpatr. No, it isn't packaged - it is at the butcher counter. I've heard the meat from the hump is the most tender. The butcher didn't have very much of the meat (maybe there was more in the back?). I was so excited to see it that I just told him to wrap up a kilo.

Purgatory said...

You never cooked for me.

Mr. Solutions said...

Enjoy it... please let me know how was it, if you recommend it i'll get some for my Mom.

ammaro said...

i tried it once, well, camel kebabs actually. couldnt really tell the difference between it and normal kebabs. let us know how it comes out

Qatar Cat said...

LOL

I tried it once. Tastes like meat.

Desert Girl said...

Purgy - what is your health insurance policy? Are you willing to sign a waiver?

Mr. Solutions: Otay, I will let you know.

Ammaro - True dat. I could have already eaten it and not known. After all, they were making cat-shawarmas in Farah restaurant in Jahra, so why not camel kabob?

Qatar - Did it taste like chicken ;) LOL

Purgatory said...

Yes,free food is ok.

Intlxpatr said...

LLOOLLL the Cat Schwermas in Jahra. There was an article in the Kuwait Times specifically saying (after reporting on the cat meat shwermas) that there were RUMORS of cat meat, but they weren't true.

Every single time the KT prints a follow up like that, I bet it really IS true, but someone makes them retract.

f7ee7eely said...

3ad out of all red-meats, the camel's is the best for you,health wise, it has no chloestrol and in fact it has other nutruitional facts too -- you could googley:)

Desert Girl said...

Ok y'alls, I cooked the camel. It was very fresh and tasted great. I cooked it the same way you would cook regular lamb machboos. I did a little experiment and cooked lamb machboos side-by-side with another pot of camel machboos. The camel had less fat. To me, it tasted like a cross between beef and lamb; kind of like wagu beef in leanness. I would definately recommend it and I'll buy it from Lulu again.

Before I cooked it, I asked a bedouin guy in my office how I should do it. He gave me a look that I'll never forget and said, "(Desert Girl), I'm civilized! Do you think I KNOW how to cook camel?" He walked away and I was still laughing 10 minutes later.

Flibberdigibit? said...

Hi Desert Girl,

I've seen it at Lulu and thinking to make Malaysian Rendang out of it one day.

Ravishankar said...

Could you post the camel machboos recipe!!!

Ravishankar said...

Could you post the Camel Machboos recipe?