How rat-ical: Rat burger is now the latest food craze in Moscow

Chef Takhir Kholikberdiev, who owns Krasnodar Bistro in Moscow has been driving people ratty with his burger made out of nutria, or river rat.

The rodent has been described to "breed at an alarmingly fast rate", which allows for easy farming.

Kholikberdiev says the nutria is a "really clean animal" and is high in omega-3 acids.

The priced at 550 roubles (S$12) has been described by The Guardian as being juicy but bland, tasting like a cross between turkey and pork.

Kholikberdiev claims that the meat remains juicy no matter what the cooking time is.

The bistro also serves nutria in hot dog and dumpling forms.