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Old 02-19-2024, 03:17 PM
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I once tried Chinese pork intestines. It tasted and smelled like ass.




Funny and gross!!!
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Old 02-19-2024, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Since I have never been out of the USA I can't say what Asian food I would or would not eat. but from watching Andrew Zimmern I can tell you I won't eat any bugs or larvae, or any undesirable body parts like testicles. I tried Kimchee and I don't like it. Too pungent tasting. That being said I am so used to the Americanized Chinese take out places and Japanese restaurants. I do like Sushi but only salmon and tuna. I always say to my husband if we ever went to China or Japan I'd probably loose weight because many of the delicacy's they enjoy I would let pass my lips. I am sorry if this offends anyone but my palate is not that adventurous. I'd probably eat mostly vegetable and rice.
I know a woman who went to China for a coupla weeks and lost weight even though they ate out all the time, because the very first dish they handed her was supposedly chicken soup but had chicken feet floating in it and it really turned her off.

Around here and in Guam, my son would send me photos of ""chicken paws" which were just chicken feet. But they are always labeled as "chicken paws."

I made a pear kimchee and it was fantastic by the way. But I like oddish food - just not totally weird food. Mine was not fermented over the winter in a hole in the ground - it just sat on my counter covered up a bit and made strange bubbly noises for about a week!
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Old 02-19-2024, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I have tried all sorts of innards, like menudo for instance, and they were all no bueno. Tripe? Blech! And I actually like a lot of raw sushi and sashimi, and like I said, I am a bit adventurous but not overly so. My son will call me occasionally and tell me "My wife is eating bugs again." OMG! (He will also call and tell me when she is being extra superstitious but I digress.)

I am going to Seoul in a few weeks and I will keep you posted on what I eat - LOL. Don't expect me to eat anything more adventurous than kimchee.

By the way, I need to tell you this - when we adopted my brother from Korea, he smelled like kimchee for about two years - his breath, his SCENT smelled like kimchee. Wow! I have noticed this in other cultures as well. I guess Americans smell weird to them too.
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Old 02-19-2024, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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TRUE STORY TIME!

OK, so I lived in military housing many moons ago. Like 35 years ago. It was "our" first assignment together. And one time I had a person come over who smoked. I don't allow smoking in my house so I made her sit at an open window and smoke. Apparently the scent of the cigarette drifted down to the house below (smoking was not against the rules by the way, just against MY rules). The woman below me was Korean. She made kimchee all the time, and when she made it the scent of it wafted all over the place, but I just put up with it because you know, I lived in apartments! She reported me! It went no where but still, the irony was not lost on me.
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Old 02-19-2024, 04:02 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I won't eat dog meat.
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Old 02-19-2024, 04:09 PM
 
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when i visited Peru, i tried cuy, the local specialty. which is guinea pig.

but i didn't tell my son in middle school about it, until decades later, when he was in his 30s.
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Old 02-19-2024, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Gosari Namul (Fiddlehead Ferns)- Korean.

The first and only time I had them I vomited violently and had the runs for days.
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Old 02-19-2024, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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I had a good size serving of fried grasshoppers today in a soft opening of a Mexican restaurant.
[some legs were caught in-between my teeth which I had to find another leg to dig pick'em out]
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Old 02-20-2024, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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That is so disgusting. I don't like any foods that "flirt with sadism" in your face. I once saw a video of a live baby octopus. They continued to pour hot sauce on it's head. It was struggling and they were laughing.

I don't have to "respect" other cultures when they involve cruelty. I am not picking on Asian people, but what *some* Asians do to animals before and during slaughter that are horribly cruel. Intentionally cruel.

Still, I enjoy many Asian foods, and I know Asian chefs who are lovely people, and one who agrees that some customs must change. He is a vegan. I am not.

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I agree - seems some cultures enjoy torturing animals and I will have nothing to do with them or their food.
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Old 02-20-2024, 07:06 AM
 
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I agree - seems some cultures enjoy torturing animals and I will have nothing to do with them or their food.
so then...do you eat hot dogs? do you eat chicken? do you eat ham sandwiches and sirloin steak?
because the food industry does not treat animals well.

unless you are a vegetarian, then the animals you eat were killed for your enjoyment
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