What Is Rabbit Meat Called? Your Questions Answered.

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Rabbit meat in a supermarket
Bart Everson from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Last Updated on August 2, 2021 by Rei

Unlike other animals like cows(beef) and pigs(pork) where there are special names to call them, rabbit meat is simply called “rabbit meat” all over the world. This is due to the fact that rabbit meat is uncommon and somewhat rare to be eaten so people haven’t invented a universally accepted slang for it.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain the topic in more details:

What is rabbit meat called in a restaurant?

A cooked rabbit meat made in a restaurant

Most restaurants would just call it rabbit meat or would attach the word rabbit to their menu like braised rabbit, fried rabbit, etc. But it would also depend on the restaurant and what country it’s from(e.g. lapin, Conejo, and coniglia).

A cooked rabbit meat can also be called Hasenpfeffer or marinated rabbit stew in some restaurants, especially in Germany.

Can you eat rabbit meat?

Rabbit meat can be eaten and is highly nutritious due to the fact that it has more proteins per serving than chicken, beef, and fish. Rabbit meat is also low in cholesterol than any other wildly accepted meat consumed by people.

Why is rabbit meat rare to be eaten compared to other meats?

The number one reason rabbit meat is not popular to be eaten is that most countries considered them as pets. Also, consuming large amounts of rabbit meat could lead to what’s called protein poisoning.

Rabbit starvation or protein poisoning mainly happens when a person consumes large amounts of rabbit meat exclusively. The reason for it is due to the fact that rabbit meat is very lean and low in fat.

What does rabbit meat taste like?

Rabbit meat is comparable to the taste of chicken due to the fact that both of them are white meat(chicken is a mixture of dark and white meat).

The most notable difference between a rabbit and chicken meat is the texture. Rabbit meat is drier due to its low-fat content.

Is rabbit meat healthy?

Yes, rabbit meat is healthy due to its low cholesterol and high protein content. Just make sure that you only consume rabbit meat in moderation. Rabbit meat is also low in fat and could lead to protein poisoning if eaten exclusively.


Rabbit meat is most commonly called “rabbit meat” due to the fact that it’s somewhat rare to be eaten so people haven’t made a common name for it unlike cows(beef) and pigs(pork).

But depending on the country, a restaurant might call rabbit meat in their language(french = lapin, Spanish =Conejo, and Germany = Hasenpfeffer). But for most english speaking countries, rabbit meat would just be called “rabbit meat”.

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