Last Saturday we were in for a treat when Oni invited us for some braised wild boar meat. Hunting for wild boars and wild fowls is a common past-time for estate owners and small holders. They are allowed to own shot-guns to rid the plantations and small-holdings of wild boars that destroy their oil palm saplings. The meat was bought at RM 5.00 a kilo. Fowls on the other hand are caught by immobilizing them with a torchlight and trapping them in a hand-held net. Wild fowls cost RM10.00 a piece.
Certain restaurants do provide meat of the wild boar, squirrel, porcupine, deer, wild goat, bat and some times bear’s paw although it is illegal as it is a protected animal. These meats are commonly braised in black sauce, ginger, dried chili, spring onions, onions and a dash of Chinese wine.