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Old 02-18-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Turtle Blood Soup. I was in Hong Kong with a bad case of the flu and this was supposed to help.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Cabrito (goat). My father was roasting it on a spit outdoors. It looked like a dog! Tasted really good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I like durian, I don't get all the hate for it. It kind of has an almond custard taste with a hint of pineapple. The texture is very slightly off putting, but that may be because I've never had one that hadn't previously been frozen. Overall it's not a bad fruit at all, I like to eat it about half frozen.

I've given some to a lot of friends and about 80% of them liked it. I've never noticed any bad smell.

It sure is a PITA to cut open though.
By all means get yourself a fresh, ripe one someday. There's a reason they're not allowed on public transportation in SE Asia.

I imagine if ours was partially frozen it wouldn't have smelled like a ripe dumpster and would've gone down easier. It is sort of custardy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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I always make a point of eating something on a menu if Ive never had it before, sometimes it works out well sometimes not so well.

Anywho

Id have to say the weirest thing Ive eaten is Jellyfish, dosent seem to have a flavor just takes on the flavour of the sauce its in, the texture however is quite strange its kind of a mix between rubber and gelatin
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Pigs feet was probably the oddest thing I've had, at at a Chinese New Year party. Also had donkey meat there (or so they told me...).

I've had horse meat as well. I love reindeer and moose but they're not odd where I am.

My 4 year old was happily munching on some blood pancakes yesterday - I couldn't even stand the smell but she loved them. They even sell frozen bottles of blood in the supermarket so you can make your own...
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Not very exciting, but escargot and caviar. I think snails tasted like dirt smells, so I would never try them again. I'm not a fan of caviar, but I'm not averse to putting a little on top of an hors d oeuvres, just for the visual punch.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Squid ink pasta...ICK!
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:36 PM
 
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Jellyfish, it wasn't very notable but it was odd. I'd say the weirdest "flavor" was a roasted banana pudding in thailand.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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French fried grasshoppers, 2nd grade show-and-tell. I'm old now & I never forgot it.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have no idea what it was, but it was pretty odd.
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