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Jul 4, 2004, 09:58 AM
 
Living in china there is lots of opportunity to try more exotic foods, sweet and sour snake, deep fried scorpions and duck intestines are the wierdest I have tried.

That's actualy pretty pedestrian compaired to what I could eat if I had the guts.

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Jul 4, 2004, 10:22 AM
 
meat. ergh.
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Jul 4, 2004, 10:24 AM
 
roasted grasshoppers.......taste a lill bit salty.....


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Jul 4, 2004, 10:26 AM
 
Pig Ear sandwich.

1) Cook pig ear
2) Slap pig ear on white bread, cover liberally with mustard.
3) savory the slimey goodness.

It really was quite nasty.

Also ate live red ants. Not bad, you put 'em between your molars and they kinda 'pop'. They taste almost sweet. Not very filling, tho.
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Jul 4, 2004, 10:49 AM
 
Peanut Butter & Jelly
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 11:54 AM
 
Ants in the amazon jungle... they tasted of lemon due to some tree or another they were harvesting from...
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Jul 4, 2004, 12:29 PM
 
Natto, an unforgettable experience of disgust.
I have even tried twice. Yak.
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Jul 4, 2004, 12:30 PM
 
Bat wing. It was during a vacation when I was in a small town in Sichuan province during a trip to China. I passed on the cow brain though and had seconds of the frog legs.
Durian would come quite close.

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Jul 4, 2004, 12:48 PM
 
Originally posted by OreoCookie:
Natto, an unforgettable experience of disgust.
I have even tried twice. Yak.
I loved that gooey stuff. Best breakfast in the world: Natto, rice, raw egg...

Not disgusting, but when I'd go camping we'd make pine tea.

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Jul 4, 2004, 12:55 PM
 
Sour ram testicles.

Fermented shark.

I don't recommend either.

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Jul 4, 2004, 12:58 PM
 
Originally posted by OreoCookie:
I have even tried twice. Yak.
Never had yak.

How was it?

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Jul 4, 2004, 01:01 PM
 
Oh, and I forgot one thing that many foreigners find weird.

Whale meat. Highly recommend you try it if you have the chance. Best steaks I've ever tasted.

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Jul 4, 2004, 01:02 PM
 
Probably Jellyfish. It was cut in a way so that it looked like a gummi worm, but it tasted disgusting.
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 01:14 PM
 
buffalo hamburgers, when i was still eating meat.

pretty tasty if iirc.
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 02:53 PM
 
Originally posted by phoenixboy70:
buffalo hamburgers, when i was still eating meat.

pretty tasty if iirc.
that was probably my only weird thing that ive eaten, when i was a meat eater as well.

some weird restaurant my parents took me to.

ive eaten deer (venison) as well. thats not weird or anything though. my mom cooked it in a stirfry thing. she didnt tell us until after we had all eaten it. i couldnt really taste the difference.
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 03:07 PM
 
Originally posted by phoenixboy70:
buffalo hamburgers, when i was still eating meat.

pretty tasty if iirc.
i heard buffalo is pretty good, never had it.

i have never eaten anything strange or gross.

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Jul 4, 2004, 03:14 PM
 
Raw squid... rubber bands.

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Jul 4, 2004, 03:15 PM
 
I also drink shots of balsmaic vinager

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Jul 4, 2004, 03:21 PM
 
Originally posted by DeathToWindows:
Raw squid... rubber bands.
Inferior quality then.

If you can't easily bite right through it, it's not fresh.

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Jul 4, 2004, 03:27 PM
 
Indeed. Squid sushi is delicious.

I wasn't so hot on the uni (sea urchin roe) sushi. It was like a chunk of tan stuff that turned to creamy goo the second you bit down on it. :-/

I've had alligator (=gummy chicken) and ostrich (delicious). Frog legs rock -- but don't buy the French ones. In France, they take little frogs and rip their legs off without killing it first. I prefer the American frog legs, where they kill a BIG frog and then cut its legs off.

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Jul 4, 2004, 03:39 PM
 
Octopus! Didn't like that at all.
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 04:53 PM
 
Originally posted by phoenixboy70:
buffalo hamburgers, when i was still eating meat.

pretty tasty if iirc.
Yummy.
     
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Jul 4, 2004, 06:31 PM
 
Originally posted by DeathToWindows:
Raw squid... rubber bands.
Raw squid is rubbery.
Raw Octopus is rubbery & crunchy at the same time. Both are savory.

Sea Urchin is nasty. Like eating someone else's seafood vomit.
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Jul 4, 2004, 06:34 PM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
Indeed. Squid sushi is delicious.

I wasn't so hot on the uni (sea urchin roe) sushi. It was like a chunk of tan stuff that turned to creamy goo the second you bit down on it. :-/

I've had alligator (=gummy chicken) and ostrich (delicious). Frog legs rock -- but don't buy the French ones. In France, they take little frogs and rip their legs off without killing it first. I prefer the American frog legs, where they kill a BIG frog and then cut its legs off.

tooki
Alligator is a novelty food. To fiberous. Rattlesnake is another novelty food, and about the same as alligator. Both are the kind of things that only get brought up in discussions like this one.

And frog legs absolutely rock.
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:44 AM
 
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:54 AM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
In France, they take little frogs and rip their legs off without killing it first.
Just like sashimi, prawns, crab, lobster, most edible birds, and my favorite, good ol' American beef. Ever see a film of how cows are slaughtered?
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:01 AM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
Indeed. Squid sushi is delicious.

I wasn't so hot on the uni (sea urchin roe) sushi. It was like a chunk of tan stuff that turned to creamy goo the second you bit down on it. :-/

I've had alligator (=gummy chicken) and ostrich (delicious). Frog legs rock -- but don't buy the French ones. In France, they take little frogs and rip their legs off without killing it first. I prefer the American frog legs, where they kill a BIG frog and then cut its legs off.

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Tooki, sorry to break this to you but uni is sea urchin GONADs. http://eatdrink.timeoutny.com/articles/450.eat.feat.php
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:21 AM
 
"chicken" (so it was called) at one of those American Chinese all u can eat buffets.
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Jul 5, 2004, 02:45 AM
 
I wasn't so hot on the uni (sea urchin roe) sushi. It was like a chunk of tan stuff that turned to creamy goo the second you bit down on it. :-/
Originally posted by wilsonX:
Tooki, sorry to break this to you but uni is sea urchin GONADs.
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Jul 5, 2004, 07:33 AM
 
Originally posted by wilsonX:
Tooki, sorry to break this to you but uni is sea urchin GONADs. http://eatdrink.timeoutny.com/articles/450.eat.feat.php
Yes, that's what "roe" means.

It's basically sea urchin caviar.

It's also quite delicate, and I really liked the uni sushi I've had.

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Jul 5, 2004, 07:58 AM
 
I had rice pudding with black ants and durian in Indonesia (not sure if those ants were supposed to be in the pudding)

and I had this in Thailand

(frogs, larvas(?) and grasshoppers)
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Jul 5, 2004, 09:43 AM
 
A fried goldfish on toast - quite tasty, just like sardines...
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:48 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
Yes, that's what "roe" means.

It's basically sea urchin caviar.

It's also quite delicate, and I really liked the uni sushi I've had.

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I'm pretty sure roe is defined as eggs http://www.dlc.fi/~marianna/gourmet/roe.htm or http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=roe&r=67 . Uni would contain eggs in the ovaries so you would be eating roe yet uni also contains the male gonads which do not contain any eggs.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 02:15 PM
 
beaver tail ------- yuk
     
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Chicken Feet.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 02:32 PM
 
Originally posted by wilsonX:
Tooki, sorry to break this to you but uni is sea urchin GONADs.
1. You say that as if it should make me sick. It doesn't.
2. I'll sooner trust a sea urchin fishing company than some trashy mag that can't think of a better way to describe the texture than to liken it to snot. Look at http://www.catalinaop.com/uni.htm. They describe it as "internal roe".

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Jul 5, 2004, 03:08 PM
 
Originally posted by wilsonX:
I'm pretty sure roe is defined as eggs http://www.dlc.fi/~marianna/gourmet/roe.htm or http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=roe&r=67 . Uni would contain eggs in the ovaries so you would be eating roe yet uni also contains the male gonads which do not contain any eggs.
My point was that your aim to shock went far and wide, because I'm pretty sure that most people who eat roe know that it's associated with.

And:

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) :


Roe \Roe\, n. [For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG.
rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn, ravn, Sw. rom; of uncertain
origin; cf. Gr. ??? pebble, Skr. ?arkar[=a] gravel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians,
especially when still inclosed in the ovarian membranes.
Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of
the male.
Sea urchins aren't fishes, so I suppose the term is rather loosely applied, anyway.

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Jul 5, 2004, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by tooki:
1. You say that as if it should make me sick. It doesn't.
2. I'll sooner trust a sea urchin fishing company than some trashy mag that can't think of a better way to describe the texture than to liken it to snot. Look at http://www.catalinaop.com/uni.htm. They describe it as "internal roe".

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Hey sorry. Not trying to make you feel sick. Uni grosses me out, its slimy lookin'. My brother-in-law always has it when we have sushi. Grosses us all out when he does.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 04:24 PM
 
being half asian, i've had squid and octopus more often than most....then again, ten other people said it earlier so it's not too strange.... not sea urchin gonads atleast....
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Jul 6, 2004, 12:25 AM
 
i have eaten owl with pepper.

also numerous small birds. deep fried until the bonds and skull got all crispy so that you can swallow the whole thing.

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Jul 6, 2004, 02:50 AM
 
Originally posted by paully dub:
I loved that gooey stuff. Best breakfast in the world: Natto, rice, raw egg...

Not disgusting, but when I'd go camping we'd make pine tea.
I have a few packs in my freezer...

I never make it cuz my family hates the smell, and it sticks around for so long.

Also, the first time I made it, I think I over cooked it...

(How long should it be in the microwave? I can't read Japanese )

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Jul 6, 2004, 03:15 AM
 
Kitty cat is kind of a weird thing to eat, right?
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Originally posted by SamuraiDL:
Pussy is kind of a weird thing to eat, right?
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Jul 6, 2004, 06:02 AM
 
Originally posted by Sealobo:
i have eaten owl with pepper.
EWWWWWW

The wierdest things I've eaten are probably pig ears and pig stomach (not the contents in the stomach), which were actually pretty good. I thought squids were normal until I read this thread
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 06:47 AM
 
Originally posted by Rain:
I thought squids were normal until I read this thread
amateur...

i also ate peacock once. it tasted kinda funny. but the soup was awesome (also with pepper).
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 07:46 AM
 
Originally posted by gorickey:
Peanut Butter & Jelly
I second that ! Yuck !

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Jul 6, 2004, 07:55 AM
 
Fried Mopani worms:
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This thread is making me naseaus.

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Jul 6, 2004, 10:25 AM
 
Originally posted by moonmonkey:
whats your wierdest cullanary experience?
I once had MOONMONKEY brain !
It really sucked

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