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The Yangs are forbidden to eat the heart of an animal!

Posted in FOOD TABOOS IN THE HMONG CULTURE!, Yang on March 14, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Male households of the Yangs cannot eat the heart of any animal. The women are free to eat whatever they like, but the men must abide by this rule. When preparing a meal for a Yang guest, make sure that one does not put any part of an animal’s heart in the dish. If mistakenly consumed, this guest will know the taste (once in his mouth) and will spit out the food.