Grashi-burrowers were a small creatures eaten as a delicacy by the Kzin. Although they were small, only a mouthful to a Kzin, they were apparently eaten individually and relished more for the taste than for the sustenance they provided. Traditionally the Grashi-burrower would be brought to the table still alive and mewling. Then it would be beheaded and its blood drained into a specially prepared dipping sauce in order to add flavor.. The server would massage the sides of the animal to help release the blood. After it was drained the Grashi-burrower would have its feet, intestines, and any other parts considered inedible. The rest of the animal would be dipped in the blood sauce and savored while eaten.