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A rat race for restaurants despite risks

By ZHENG CAIXIONG | China Daily | Updated: 2010-05-06 08:00

GUANGZHOU - Many restaurants that feature rat meat dishes are enjoying brisk business in Zhongcun town of Panyu district in this Guangdong provincial capital, though medical experts warn of hidden safety risks.

The rat dishes are so popular that diners sometimes have to book in advance for a meal in some restaurants during peak hours.

A staff member from the Jijiao street restaurant said rat dishes have been a major attraction at his restaurant for decades.

A rat race for restaurants despite risks

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