A vendor selling ostrich burgers to Cardiff’s Rugby World Cup spectators this year has revelled in the food’s popularity.
Keith Roberts, who owns the Try Inn stall on St John Street, says although it’s the first time offering ostrich meat, the reception has been surprising.
“We weren’t sure about the numbers, but it’s gone quite well. We’ve had a lot of good comments from the public,” he explained.
So how does this strange delicacy taste? Not how you may think. “People think it’s like chicken, but it’s a red meat,” Keith points out. It tastes similar to beef, but is much healthier than the more familiar option due to being naturally lower in fat and cholesterol.
At present, Keith doesn’t plan to make the burgers available in Cardiff permanently.