So here you are, sitting by the table. Someone puts hot pot (mandatory dish during each family dinner) on the table. Looks harmless, like any other hot pot you’ve eaten so far. You take closer look. Looks like beef. You take a bite… Tastes like pork. It’s perplexing. You turn to your friend and ask “what kind of meat is it?”. “It’s a dog”. You think that you must misheard and ask once again. Unfortunately you heard exactly what you thought you’ve heard. What’s even scarier, you’re absolutely convinced that your friend wasn’t joking. You’ve just eaten a DOG stew. Even though you’ve already spent considerable amount of time in China that might actually be the first time when you’ve felt “wow! That really is a different culture..”
To sum up and answer disturbing question regarding dog’s taste, you can say at the end: it tastes like pork. Really. There’s absolutely no difference (at least not the one you’ll be able to tell). Putting all the emotional issues regarding this dish aside, it’s safe to say that in the matter regarding taste, it’s really nothing special. Eat pork. Tastes the same and doesn’t cause moral hangover.