Having lived previously in Tunisia, I am no stranger to camel meat. But to the average person, eating camel probably sounds a bit weird, like eating dolphins or kittens or teddy bears.
Well, around here, there is nothing exceptional about it. If you ask a Somalilander what their country exports, the first (and probably only) answer you will get is “Livestock!”
Livestock herded and raised in Somaliland (including camels, goats, and sheep) are exported – through the port of Berbera on the Gulf of Aden – to countries such as Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Emirates.
The first night I arrived in Somaliland, I was treated by my co-workers to a delicious camel burger barbecue. Camel meat is very tough, so grinding it into a patty makes it more tender. Now I just need to try drinking camel milk…