Pork and Beef available in Delhi?

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#1 Feb 13th, 2009, 16:14
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Could you please tell me where I can eat Pork and Beef in Delhi?

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Mainly tourist places. Pork is available and mutton(goat). But a lot of Indians are Vegetarian.
Beef is somewhat harder to find, but it's there. I'd ask at my hotel, they should know.
In Kolkata, i ate dog, which they said was beef.
Not pleasant.
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Respect the cow as India does and don't ask for beef in India, go home and eat it.
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Originally Posted by palerider View Post In Kolkata, i ate dog, which they said was beef.
How did you know, did you find a dog tag on your plate?
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post Respect the cow as India does and don't ask for beef in India, go home and eat it.
Telling someone to go home is perhaps not the most helpful reply on a travel forum! While many in India consider cows to be sacred, there are also those who do not.

Bobby2003, yes beef is available in restaurants, but I have never ordered it partly because I doubted both the quality and whether it would be served as rare as I like. Really, although the steak I have eaten at home in Delhi was excellent, I cannot imagine a tourist restaurant would serve anything nearly as good. Unless anyone recommends a particular restaurant, I'd stick to food that you know restaurants can do well.

Another factor is that when eating at home you can be sure that nobody is being forced to handle beef against their wishes. While I do not view cows as sacred, and do not believe that I should, I DO respect the beliefs of those who prepare my meals.
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Actually, there is somewhat suspect taste to meat passed of as beef..in India. Better to go back home and enjoy. Before we do :

I am an Indian, a "Hindu", I come from a beef eating city. I confess that at times I eat beef here in these United States. So not averse to eating beef nor condemn it any manner nor fashion. Open minded liberal attitude... etc etc etc. India is a vast country with many ideologies and all of them acceptable...

While we do not have to respect the "Cow", "Snake", "Dog", "Cat"', birds "Teetar", "Batair", "Doves", iwillnevercofesstonationalbird,"Magarmach", "Kutta", "Billi", ........... all enjoyable, with a touch of salt and lime juice, I'm sure for some populace of this wonderful earth.

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Most 5 stars will have a tenderloin available as well as pork dishes

Outside the 5 star arena, be aware that a lot of the 'beef' is actually 'buff' which is buffalo meat. Available in many places in Old Delhi.

Pork will be available in small Tibetan joints as well as Goan restaurants (Noida/Gurgaon).
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It tasted a bit like liver, and when i asked, the women just pointed outside the restaurant to the street. I thought she meant she had bought it on the street, but then she started barking softly.Ugggh.

I really can't eat beef in India. it is sacred to so many people.
It just feels wrong. I don't like red meat anyway, so it makes it easier.
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Respect the cow as India does and don't ask for beef in India
My impression is that cattle don't get much more than symbolic respect in real life, at least in villages. But, places exist that provide, if not the real thing, a spectacular substitute for beef. I have had some outstanding steaks in India and it makes me hungry. I think its time for tea..
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In Oz, in Darwin especially, a lot of Buffalo is eaten. Called buff steak, it's tenderised with vinegar for a moment or two , then thrown on the fire.
It's actually really nice, I prefer it to beef, that's for sure.
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Sacred Cows and Rare Beef

The value of cows in rural India deserves respect - almost everything the cow produces was/is used gainfully. Shit - as fuel and disinfectant, urine - as medicine, and milk - as food.

In earlier times the value was even higher and in some parts Cow Slaughter became a taboo - for economic reasons.

However vegetarianism itself is NOT a basic Hindu "religious" tenet. It was the socio-cultural influence of Jainism and Buddhism - both veering strongly towards non-violence - that brought about the change in the beef eating Vedic period "Hindu".

All that has little to do with the "Cow is Sacred, Ban Beef" rubbish touted by a few interested parties. That's for the simple joys of gaining political advantage.

Anyway, what you eat is not my business and vise versa.

About availability in Delhi.. Warning *Limited Knowledge Ahead*

Pork: is available in many Chinese restaurants - small and big. Rest dunno.

Beef: rumored to be available in some upscale restaurants. Never looked for it. Any Beef places in Delhi for Beef Nahari?
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I 'spose I eat mainly a veg. diet in India because they do veg so well, and I feel a bit "cleaner" in the heat.
In assam, meat is part of the culture. A lot less Hindus, and they eat meat as well.
But mainly chicken.
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Originally Posted by palerider View Post In Kolkata, i ate dog, which they said was beef. Not pleasant.
There go my grand visions of canine-cuisine

I really was hoping for some soft TASTY c-c at Kolkata/Sikkim.
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Khan Market seems to have a few little stores devoted to foreign tastes. NIce restaurants too.
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I really was hoping for some soft TASTY c-c at Kolkata/Sikkim.
Hey, never mind.. Even Andhra has field rats ( pandikokkulu ) especially enjoyed by some ex locals, simply de-furred, roasted, and sprinkled with some lime-lemon juice, salt and lots of chilli powder.
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The Muslim areas should have some beef. Try Old Delhi, south of the Jama Masjid.

I had beef at a Taj hotel and it was a real disappointment. They called it tenderloin and it was more like some of the mystery meat from university meal hall.

The chicken and mutton and goat are great and I stick with them when I want meat. Good fish and seafood is also available.
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