野味 yě wèi is essentially the wild-game category within Chinese cuisine. It is almost exclusive to the People's Republic of China, since the mainland geographic region has rural areas big enough for undomesticated animals.
Historically members of the imperial courts in the dynastic eras have requested grand animals for their meals. Famous examples include the Manchu Han Imperial Feast. Though today it can be eaten by anyone with access to the wild animals.
The word 野 basically means "wild". As it is the shortened form of (野獸), which means "wild beasts".
There is likely no set cooking methods as different regions may have different names for the dishes.
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