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Meats: We’re Not Arby’s, But We Got ‘Em

Meats are the focal point of many meals, and there is a wide range of tastes and textures to choose from.

In this section, learn more about the meats you already love and read about types you may not have considered yet. We are excited to explore the diverse range of meats that have been the cornerstone of culinary traditions for generations.

Meat Types

  • Poultry: While most of us will immediately think of chicken, poultry is any bird that humans use for meat, eggs, and/or feathers. This category of white meat includes quails, turkeys, ducks, and stewing hens. But it doesn’t stop there – from quails to pigeons, poultry offers a lean source of protein with numerous textures and flavor profiles to choose from.
  • Red Meats: This category is made up of meat from all mammals excluding birds. More common red meats include beef, lamb, and pork, while they also include meats that are less common on the American dinner table, like venison, goat, and boar. Red meat is a great source of protein and iron, and it is often the star ingredient on many tables.
  • Game Meats: While game meats fall into the red and white meat categories, we wanted to talk about them separately as many of us have less experience cooking and eating these meats. Game meat is from non-domesticated, wild-caught animals, which includes (but isn’t limited to) rabbit, pheasant, and elk. Because game animals have a lifetime of foraging in the wild, many say that there is a distinct “gamey” taste that is different from farm-raised meat. Typically, game animals are leaner in fat given their activity and diet in the wild.
  • Fish & Seafood: Another white meat,this lean source of protein comes in many shapes and sizes. Click here to delve into them further.

We’ve got the meats you love and other options if you’re curious to try new things, whether smoked, cured, or frozen! Stop by and learn how different cultures around the world celebrate meat during their meals.

Types We Carry

We at Mama Fang’s love to broaden the horizons of our community, and we have plenty of protein offerings in the service of that. Here are some examples of animal products that we are proud to offer which ensure our customers end up with a flavorful, quality meal:

  • Meat: This is probably the first thing most of us think of when we are planning our weekly menu (excluding our pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan friends). Cuts of meat from different muscles of an animal will have different textures and often different cooking methods for the best tasting meal.
  • Bones: Some animal bones can be a delicious, nutritious addition to a meal. You can purchase animal bones in our store if, for example, you are looking to make your own homemade bone broth (read more here) or a dish like oxtails.
  • Organs and Tissues: Many countries and cultures ensure that every part of the animal is used during cooking, and the organs, tendons, and other tissues can offer your meal a bump in flavor and nutrients. One example is tripe, which is the edible lining of an animal’s stomach – most commonly from a cow – that is featured in dishes like pho and kare kare.
  • Feet: Animal feet are featured in dishes around the globe, from Jamaica to South East Asia and beyond. We offer chicken feet, pork feet, and beef feet for purchase, and there are many recipes you can try that feature these ingredients. Cows’ feet are often featured in stew, and chickens’ feet are a popular menu item at dim sum.

Curious about different cooking techniques, cultural significances, or just looking to try something new? Visit our store – our experienced staff are always eager to answer questions and offer tips. We are also continuing to build out our website and, in the future, we hope to offer our customers recipes for those who aren’t sure where to start and to inspire us all to try new things, so keep checking back here for updates!

Have a favorite recipe with meat in the spotlight? We’d love to hear it!

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