Usai sa (frog ? meat)

Yes, you read it right. This is frog meat… Dry one and since the Hmar tribesmen live in remote forest areas in earlier times their food items comprised of both insects and animals — small and big.


Their food habits is similar to other Asian tribes and they are not shy about it. In fact, we love to chew on the fried dry meat as it has its own unique aroma. However, frog meat is no longer in abundance except for a few months during the monsoon season.

Mind it, the Hmars don’t eat all species of frogs. They are very particular. The most popular are Usai sa and Upeng sa.

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