bizarre foods you eaten/ in your countries ?

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  1. PACMAC macrumors regular

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    any one here ate something that a normal person find not so good to eat or just plain wrong..
    whats your countries trade mark bizarre food if you have one..?

    well me when i was small i use to eat BALOT...but now i think its just nasty/wrong...

    if you dont know whats a BALOT..
    http://www.thedailyweird.com/food/balut-eggs/
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The departments at the University of Florida that deal with wildlife have an annual benefit barbecue called the "Beast Feast."

    http://www.alligator.org/articles/2008/02/29/news/local/080229_beast.txt

    A lot of the food is donated extras from specimen hunts... I've had emu I think, ostrich, python, rattlesnake, ... most of it is really tasty, although some of it is gamy....
     
  3. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Biltong . . . raw meat which has been cured in slat, vinegar and spices. Eaten extensively in Southern Africa - mainly South Africa. I've tried to get the inhabitants of Mud Island (AKA: UK) eating it but had no takers so far :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltong

    It's GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!
     
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    Wow... the grossest thing I've ever eaten was butter spread on a cookie. (I'm trying to gain weight, ok? :p )

    That sounds like a pretty stereotypically american snack. :D
     
  6. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Alligator available at more than one chain restaurant. Rattlesnake too :)
     
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    White Castles. Belly Bombers - Sliders - whatever you wanna call 'em. If you aren't from the US east coast you probably haven't experienced these.
     
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    Very salty though… good with beer… :D
    Although I prefer the sausage.
    ________

    Here in the UK:
    Spotted Dick…
    Toad in the Hole…
     
  10. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Really nothing that I would consider bizarre. I once had Rabbit.
     
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    Only once? I love rabbit. It's a shame it's hard to find in the US.
     
  12. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Beer and biltong - classic combination :) - the sausage is called droewors (dry sausage) and it too is good
     
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    I <3 catching and cooking my own :eek:

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    I don't really see anything we eat as strange...Except black pudding. I have never liked the stuff.
     
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    Brussel Sprouts. Bizarre in that people actually found/find these to be remotely edible.

    You haven't had proper culinary hell till you are forced to eat institution-made brussel sprouts...(thanks British School System).

    Obviously, I've never recovered from the trauma.

    Also, although common - I've found the act of eating crawfish disgusting - if not bizarre.
     
  15. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    When I lived in Korea... as a stew... dog.

    I swear I didn't know. :(
     
  16. steveza macrumors 68000

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    crawfish = crayfish???
     
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    I had this strange meal once. They took some sort of dough and put mashed up tomatoes and cheese on it, along with a bunch of vegetables, and baked it or something. And then they cut it into pieces and we had to eat each slice. How odd. It was in this country called "America" (heard of it?).
     
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    yes. I've seen it spelled both ways.
     
  19. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Not here. We gots rabbits all over the dang roads here.
     
  20. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Those are not actually that strange.

    Now Black Pudding, that is bizarre
     
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    They're all over the midwest too. I love White Castle :D

    And if you've never had a White Castle, you haven't lived.
     
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    Crawfish are delicious (something I don't see you disputing) and eating the tail of a crawfish is no different than eating lobster. Sucking the heads? Well, that's a different story.



    Anyways, I guess the weirdest food I've eaten was a horse steak while I was in Quebec. It wasn't that good, but I figured I wouldn't have that many chances in life to try horse. Also, when I was in Japan I had a piece of sushi whose english translation was "squilla." I don't know what it was, but it was somewhat tasty.
     
  24. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Cockroach pie - surprisingly tasty, just picking the bug pieces out of teeth was a bit icky

    Muktuk - yum. honest love this stuff.

    Durian Ice Cream - awesome. tastes like super rich vanilla custard

    Century Egg - especially with the soft centres

    Abalone - once, @$50. worth it though

    Geoduck - love them after they are chopped, live too phallic
     
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    So you were on the USS Enterprise, too, eh? :D

    Or were you just in a drunken college stupor?
     

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