Mice for dinner

Although it’s not a particularly common dish, some residents of the Guangdong province in China like to indulge in a relatively unknown specialty: newborn mice.

San zhi er, which translates as “three squeaks,” is a meal where baby mice are served live with a dipping sauce. 

The name derives from the three squeaks the mice will make during the meal: the first when they are picked up, the second when they are dipped, and the third when the diner bites down.