I had been hearing for a while about a little bar in Logroño that serves up a kangaroo pincho. Um, what? I didn’t even know you could eat that! I am a strong believer in trying anything once, and coming from a family of chefs, there are few foods that freak me out. I’ve eaten weird things from barnacles to guinea pig, to alpaca to heart. So when we went out for pinchos for lunch on Friday, I was all game to try the infamous kangaroo pincho on calle San Juan, Logroño’s second pincho street.
Bar Vinissimo is a tiny, hole in the ground bar with an extensive wine list chalked on the wall with several elaborate pinchos lined up on the bar to chose from. The kangaroo meat is served up on a slice of bread with mushrooms and garnished with avocado cream (canguro con setas guarnición de crema de aguacate), it is definitely different from anything I’ve sampled in Logroño before. According to one of the women who works there, kangaroo meat doesn’t have a very strong flavor, so they heavily spice it to give more of a kick. The texture is kinda soft and chewy, and all in all it was a very nice pincho. I don’t know if it will become my new favorite, but hey, you gotta try it once!
Have you ever tried kangaroo meat or any other strange meat while abroad?
Bar Vinissimo, C/San Juan 23, Logroño
10 Comments on “Pincho of the Week: Kangaroo”
It’s not really typical in Spain I don’t think, but Logroño is famous for it’s “comida gastronomica” so there are some weird pinchos thrown in there. It wasn’t my favorite but I’m glad I tried it once. Did you like living in Granada? I want to go to australia!
I was in Spain studying and living in Granada all last year and never came across a kangaroo tapa. Although there was an expensive looking restaurant called canguro which could have served it! Back in Australia now and they sell kangaroo sausages, burgers and kebabs at my local supermarket… I’ve never felt the urge to try it yet though!
Whaaat? I had no idea they ate kangaroo in Spain! It looks pretty tasty though.
By the way, this post couldn’t have come at a better time – I was asking around just yesterday what kangaroo tasted like (though I’m not sure why it came up). Now I know!
haha it’s not a popular dish, but Logroño is a big culinary capital so you can find some strange things here. haha small world!! it tastes like beef-chicken, soft and a bit chewy
ooh! would def. give this a try,
nothing looks weird though, it actually looks tasty! ^0^
it’s definitely worth a try, it doesn’t really taste like anything I have ever had before, but it’s still pretty good 🙂