(WVUE) - The latest food craze in Moscow is getting a lot of attention on social media.
Though Louisiana residents are quite familiar with the new Russian delicacy, it's not something found on many menus in Louisiana.
The Krasnodar Bistro, a restaurant specializing in southern Russian food, has put the "nutria," or river rat, on its menu.
A bistro chef says the nutria burger is simple, tasty and full of nutrients.
He adds it's not a real 'rat' as we think of it whole, but it contains the nutria's meat and liver.
The nutria, or 'river rat', is a semi-aquatic rodent similar in appearance to an otter, and often valued for fur.
The nutria burger sells for 550 rubles, or about $8.50.