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Old 05-20-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I'm reading about strange and unusual foods (well, strange and unusual to me, at least), such as raw camel meat in Ethiopia and whole fried baby chickens in the Philippines.

What is the strangest, most unusual food you have ever eaten? I'm trying to think, but I'm not sure I've ever eaten anything strange and unusual.

Watch this video. I think I could go for the fried baby chicken, but the cheese ice-cream in a hamburger bun looks revolting!


YouTube - Bizarre Foods: Philippines: Finger Food

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Yuck!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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A few things which spring to mind :


Marmot in Mongolia ( horrible) NEVER EVER AGAIN unless I am absolutely starving
Rotten Shark's Meat in Iceland ( Horrible) Never again even if I am starving
Ram's Testicles in Iceland ( not that great)
Boiled Cow's hoof with the hair still on it in Ethipia ( Horrible)
Blood fresh from the neck of a cow in Kenya , nicer than you would think, very irony though a bit clotty
Grubs in the Amazon - Very Nice
Crickets in the Amazon - Very Nice
Treetop Monkey - Quite nice if a bit chewy
Roasted Ants- Very Nice
Caterpillars -Very nice

Horse Meat -Delicious
Tree-Rat in Papua New Guinea and Malaysia - Very nice
Puffin - Very Odd and not that Great
Seal Blubber and Intestines in Northern Quebec and Greenland - Horrible, found it hard to keep it down
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Mooseketeer,

I'm flabbergasted. I don't know what to say.

So many questions...

W.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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I suppose most people would find porcupine a bit strange to eat. I also like beaver, it's quite good, but I don't think many people eat it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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If you have seen it in the forest, I have proabably eaten it.

Turtle is quite good.

Haven't ever eaten an owl.

Squirrel, rabbit, deer, raw horse meat, raw sea bream..still alive... it watched me eat it....
Sushi - pretty much every type known to mankind. Fugu (yes, the fish that kills you), candied grasshoppers, sea squirts. Freshwater mussels (those were gross, kind of filled with a wihite goo, much like flour paste), barnacles, sparrows cooked on a straightened coat hanger. Opossum, shrimp in the shell (scratchy, VERY scratchy - need lots of beer to wash them down (and I think that's the point of eating it that way), raw oysters, raw squid (which tastes & has the constistency of eating bacon fat...I think that's the best way to describe it.

And conch. Conch is an aquired taste. There's a fleshy "white part" (muscle) and there the squishy green part (not muscle.) You're supposed to eat both. The green part was so bitter, I almost puked.
There's also some grileld fish dishes in Japan where you eat the whole fish, intestines and all. It's also quite bitter, since in essence, you're eating fish guts and fish poo. I just eat around the stomach part. Yeah, I tried it, but I couldn't get past eating the poo. Which is sort of funny, because if you don't devein shrimp, you're also eating shrimp poo.

Shrimp are the ocean's cockroaches. Somone told me that once, and everytime I eat shrimp, I think of that. Man, I love me some oceanic cockroaches! And squirrels are just rats with big, bushy tails that live in trees. So, in essence - I've eaten tree rats.

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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I've eaten some wild stuff at sushi bars, but I don't remember what it was! Somebody else was ordering!
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:15 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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baloo, eww gross! never again!
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Interesting that Mooseketeer says the bugs are nice. I wonder if they taste like shrimp?
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The vegetarian in the room is getting dizzy, seeing stars.....floor.
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