Assorted Livestock 13: Water Deer (獐肉)

Prepare meat from the water deer as one would with beef or venison. It can also be dried into jerky. Water deer meat is not as tender and succulent as venison, but its much finer and smoother in texture.

雜牲單::樟肉
製樟肉,與製牛、鹿同。可以作脯。不如鹿肉之活,而細膩過之。

Hydropotes inermis: Smooth, fine textured flesh with sharp sharp fangs. (Credit: Cliff)

Just a quick note, I’ve decided to translate all instances of the character for the camphor tree (樟) in the original Chinese text to water deer (獐).

Trying to cook “meat” from a camphor tree or making it into jerky just does not make sense. And judging from the similar looking left radical, this is definitely a clear case of transcribing error.

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