Travel around the world and you’ll find a different kind of skewered, fire-roasted meat wherever you go. As one of China’s most popular street foods, lamb skewers, or chuar (串儿)/ chuàn, “kebab“, are similar to Middle Eastern style lamb kebabs, but vary in the size of the cut and the way they’re seasoned.
The recipe for the lamb chuan’r is rather simple as this dish contains small pieces of meat with pieces of fat between them which is covered with grind cumin, chili flakes, and mix with salt and pepper. The small pieces of meat roasted on skewers over charcoal or sometimes, electric heat and then served right off the grill.
In addition to lamb, people enjoy grabbing skewers filled with beef, chicken, fish, or vegetables from street vendors in China. I was not prepared to see the meat being prepared out in the open where people walk by and can touch it and breathe on it…I am just glad I did not see any flies on the carcass. I will definitely be opting for a vegetable skewer.
The photos didn’t load, but didn’t Covid start in an outdoor meat market?
Nope, Covid did not start at an outside meat market….they suspect it started inside a wetmatket. That is a closed building with a market inside where they sell all kinds of fresh products.
Oh, because everything I have seen and read describes wet markets as open air stalls.
From The Guardian:
“At the crack of dawn every day, ‘wet markets’ in China and across Asia come to life, with stall owners touting their wares such as fresh meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices in an open-air setting.”
What differentiates them is that they sell exotic meats in addition to fish, poultry and vegetables.
The 2003 SARS epidemic was linked to the sale of civet cats in Guangdong province just as Covid is linked to the sale of bats or anteaters in the Wuhan province.
True, they are not all in closed buildings. But this was a little stall in a park, not a wet market or a place selling fresh meat or produce. They were making meat skewers and cooking them. Selling cooked meat skewers.
I refer to statements from the World Health Organization, and could not confirm that.