Whats the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

mac79912

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The weirdest food I have ever eaten was guinea pig.Whats the weirdest food you have eaten?
 

kville79

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ohhh man.... I spent 2yrs in Korea, and various trips to China... If I listed all the interesting local food I ate... it would be a pretty long post.

Just to name a few:

1. Hot Pot with pigs brain, coagulated ducks blood, and eel.
2. Venomous snake (unknown variety, and some cobra I believe) served with a nice chilled glass of some Chinese liquor that had snake venom in it, also with fresh bile from a just slaughtered snake spleen to add that green tone and extra kick (also good for the skin evidently).
3. Nakji aka live squirming octopi... dipped in a light butter sauce (no kidding).
4. Ducks tongue, actually my side dish of choice in China.
5. Whole rabbits head, eyeballs included... after you eat the meat off the bone you crack open the back of the skull and suck out the brains. This was a popular riverside treat in Chengdu.

:edit: Rattle snake is pretty damn good... I had it when I was a kid, pan fried with cactus.
Like I said I could go on for some time....
 

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kville, you guys, anyone that goes to Korea can win this game so easy!! :p




In Japan - live fish (shirouo), basashi (raw horse sashimi)

....I know I've eaten some weeeiiird stuff living here 3yrs...Japan has interesting cuisine!



In Australia - crocodile, kangaroo
 

DirtyD

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Like Kville and Shorts, I would have a very hard time with this... I spent time in Hong Kong, Japan (both mainland and Okinawa), Thailand, Taiwan, The Philipines.... I have eaten EVERY part of a pig and cow, monkey on a stick, cat, dog numerous snakes/and lizards, and just about anything that swims all cooked in some pretty unimaginable ways... but for some reason the one that gets most people is when I tell them about sitting around with the Thai Marines picking up crickets and grasshoppers, holding them over a lighter for a minute and eating them like popcorn....
 

Gun-Works

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ohhh man.... I spent 2yrs in Korea, and various trips to China... If I listed all the interesting local food I ate... it would be a pretty long post.

Just to name a few:

1. Hot Pot with pigs brain, coagulated ducks blood, and eel.
2. Venomous snake (unknown variety, and some cobra I believe) served with a nice chilled glass of some Chinese liquor that had snake venom in it, also with fresh bile from a just slaughtered snake spleen to add that green tone and extra kick (also good for the skin evidently).
3. Nakji aka live squirming octopi... dipped in a light butter sauce (no kidding).
4. Ducks tongue, actually my side dish of choice in China.
5. Whole rabbits head, eyeballs included... after you eat the meat off the bone you crack open the back of the skull and suck out the brains. This was a popular riverside treat in Chengdu.

:edit: Rattle snake is pretty damn good... I had it when I was a kid, pan fried with cactus.
Like I said I could go on for some time....
You are one brave our very hungry fella at the time or did you have a belly full of SAKI?
In Greece years ago we ate some Goat's Head,and there was plenty of the local wine flowing (which tasted and smelled like fiberglass resin)
 

mac79912

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I thought mine was a weird food.I have heard horror stories of what my dad ate in Korea and the Philipines.
 

kville79

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I really wouldn't call them horror stories, at least not for me... Usually these off beat dishes are really good... but sometimes you do have to get past the texture part.

I do have limits though... No primates, and nothing to do with birthing, like placenta or fetus's from any animal. That's where I pretty much draw the line.

To add to the list, I've eaten gator in Louisiana, and I've also eaten dog in China and Korea... I like the Chinese style better.
 

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Rattlesnake. But compared to what some of y'all have eaten, that's quite mild.


And eventhough I'm a Texan, born and bred, I have never eaten nor will I ever eat calf fries. (Unless it's just an absolute matter of starving to death). And I'll never eat menudo again. Even the smell of that stuff makes me kick start a vomit.
 
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