Friday, April 6, 2007

Once you go yak...


Yak meat is deep red in color, and its taste is best described as beef-like but with a more delicate flavor. Because yak come from cold climates, most of the fat is located on the outside of the carcass and can easily be trimmed. Yak and yak crosses are 95 to 97% lean, very low in fat and cholesterol. They have just 20% of beef's level of 'bad' palmitic acid, but they have higher levels of the 'good' oleic acid and polyunsaturated fats. The different proportions of fatty acids give yak meat a unique and delicious flavor with the juiciness we all enjoy. These proportions are very similar in pure yak vs. one-half-yak and in grass fed vs. grain fed yak. Yak meat is high in protein, and it has fewer calories than beef, bison, elk, or even skinless chicken breast. Yak meat is just what our health-conscious society is looking for! This one was fed a diet of candy canes. Minty!


Very little is known about this alien called Yak Face seen lurking about Jabba's palace. The whiskered biped stands about 2.2 meters tall, had three-clawed hoof-like hands, and said very little. He accompanied Jabba the Hutt's entourage into the deserts in the ill-fated attempt to execute Luke Skywalker. Aboard Jabba's sail barge, this alien forced C-3PO to translate an argument between him and Ree-Yees, which quickly deteriorated into a drunken brawl.





Yak Yak, Premier Issue (1961) Davis, J - 018


The other "y" meat:
The Yeti is an alleged apelike animal said to inhabit the Himalaya region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology.
Most mainstream scientists, explorers and writers consider current evidence of the Yeti's existence to be weak and better explained as hoax, legend or misidentification of known species. Even today, the Yeti remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology. Not as tasty as Yak.

5 comments:

WAT said...

I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Are the Matterhorn Bobsleds still working? I remember the eerie roar of those yetis in that ride when I was a kid...

Gavin Elster said...

Yep . the yeti was installed in 1977. there was only one major overhaul since then. Its still there. you can hear it as you walk by the overwhelmingly long line for the ride.

As for the yak...
I've found a new yummy animal to eat.

Luke said...

Don't talk back!

Gavin Elster said...

Come on... I cant think of anything better than YAK Potstickers right now.

Bill German said...

yaks look like the burros i saw