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Diners consuming snake dishes at a specialty restaurant in Yen Bai province. With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood imbibed in rice wine, snakes make a satisfying - and nourishing - meal in Vietnam.(AFP)

Vietnam’s snake diet for relieving headaches, easing digestion

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Yên Bái, Vietnam
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Restaurants cook snake flesh steamed or fried with lemongrass and chilli and serve it with a rice wine mixed with snake blood.
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Chinese woman buys poisonous snake online to make wine, gets bitten and dies

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The woman had bought the snake on Zhuanzhuan, an e-commerce platform backed by Chinese internet heavyweight Tencent, from a seller in the southern province of Guangdong where the highly venomous reptile is endemic.
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