Snake eating is a new bizarre attraction drawing adventurous backpackers to the village of Le Mat in Vietnam. The village is also known as Snake Village. Restaurants keep live reptiles on site ready to be prepared for hungry patrons. On the menu are potent snake blood cocktails, bile vodka shots and you can even sample a still-beating snake heart (see video below).
One blogger described his experience of picking out a snake to eat like this:
“When you’ve selected the tastiest-looking snake the host will pull it out of the cage, throw it on the floor and start poking it with a stick. If it starts hissing like a punctured tire and tries to kill everyone in the room, you’re good to go.”