As I child we loved to eat sheeps brains ,four little girls excitedly gathered around the kitchen table with a teaspoon in hand eagerly awaiting the steaming morsel to arrive (cooked sheeps head)......of course there is a culinary technique,which I will omitt here,but tasty and delicious it was indeed.
Since being in the USA,Ive tried bear. Strongish flavour,not one my palate is used too,but ok.
I have eaten racoon, eel, and black snake. I enjoy beef tongue on a regular basis. It is better than roast beef. The texture of heart is more favorable to me and the flavor is like a very mild liver, hardly noticeable. I tried alligator once and wasn't that impressed.
Whenever my wife and I go out of state, it is a rule, we have to eat something new. It doesn't have to be weird, just different.
This is a heart attack waiting to happen. Not sure who thought up the doughnut cheeseburger but ewwww.
I've had a few weird things at the time like calamari, dothamus (spelling), we had greek neighbors that I babysat for and well since that experience I've developed a taste for most anything the greek's fix.
Eeew, eeew, eeew and eeew to most of these things. I'm a vegetarian, anyway, so nothing animal appeals to me to start with. But, I wasn't raised as a veggie, and I disliked many things that were merely "plain ordinary" fare on our table. I have to agree with my father, though, on any of these truly esoteric foods. He would say, "I don't eat machinery." It was his sort-of delicate way of describing such things as internal organs and such like.
However, the strangest thing I ever actually ate, was based on a contest a girlfriend and I were having during our childhood, as to who could come up with the most oddball thing.
I settled on a hollowed-out extra-large dill pickle, used as a drinking vessel for ginger ale! No, it did not taste very good, but I won our silly little contest!
As a young man I spent a year in Tibet with a devout Buddhist family.Their custom was to offer Yak tea to guests.Yak milk with some mysterious herbs mixed in.The tea was allowed to sit for a few days so it would become"Flavorful"...It was insulting to refuse Yak tea cause it had a spiritual connotation.One of my favorite good buys to friends was"Thank you for the Yuky tea...no one ever caught it...thank Buddha for that.
When I was a kid I ate sardines (which besides tuna & fish sticks or McD's fish fillets are the only fish I've ever eaten) and beef heart (Yum! so tender!) and chicken gizzards (didn't like too much, except the hearts). I also enjoyed Ham Hocks & Cabbage.
My grandmother was a vegetarian so many of her meals were "strange" at first, until I tried them. I liked many of the things she made, including some kind of vegetable casserole with cauliflower & lima beans (the only time I willingly ate them lima beans! lol). She made a Cottage Loaf (made with cottage cheese and flake cereal) and Mushroom Burgers (don't know what was included besides the Shrooms).
As an adult I tasted tripe (intestines??) but couldn't force myself to eat it completely - I had to spit it out! I also bought pickled eggs once, just to try it. Not good. lol
There's several unusual foods I have eaten..When I was a child, I ate raw clams..I used to dig them up with my feet..
As a adult I ate blue crab, escargot, cavier,(too salty) poi in Hawaii, turtle soup, deer, shark, wild duck,(tough) squirrel, rabbit and alligator tail! I loved morel mushrooms fried in egg, butter, and flour. I ate wilted greens and drank sassafras tea!
While I was pregnant I ate the strangest combination of things such as: peanut butter and onion sandwich, a cream cheese and jelly omelet and hot hot wings dipped in chocolate sauce. I hate hot and spicy foods too!!
A while ago I heard of a certain food containing excrement and seal fat, supposedly it is a delicacy of the Inuit.
It is not something I would want to try (but I would) but I do try everything I can get my hands on, if you are not going to at least try something then what is the point?
One of the worst things I have ever had is the crap sack from a chicken that wasn't properly cleaned, to say it was horrible is an understatement. There you are watching a good film in the dark with some chicken and the next minute your eyes pop out of your head and you are dribbling uncontrollably.
Spending much of my youth living in the wild most of your concoctions are child's play. If it crawled, slithered, flew or swam at some point in time I have eaten it. With the exception of bear. They were a little big for me to tangle with.
I would have to say eating boiled flies was the weirdest though. I am not about to tell you they tasted good, but they helped me survive another day.
Dog meat,when i was in college, it's a staple food for some ethnic group living in the mountains and the city where my university is located has restaurant that caters a lot of dog meat cooked in sauce and spices among other things. Sorry if i offended dog lovers in this hub, i only tasted it not eat a whole meal of dog meat.
Eaten quite a few strange foods over the years, Crocodile, Zebra, Snake,kangaroo to name a few.. but i still can't face one of the foods here in the Philippines where I am currently - ballot; eggs with fully developed chicks inside...
Ugh to almost everything on this thread. And I AM pregnant.
I could not bring myself to try most of the things here. I live in Spain where snails are a delicacy and I couldn't bare the thought of them, nor even rabbit which I guess is mild compared to various testicular surprises mentioned here.
I have eaten Rabbit and Squirrel meat. But, I didn't know I was eating it. I lived up north, and I had a friend who often invited me over for dinner. His dad was a hunter, and they often ate their kill around hunting season. Eating Deer meat was pretty normal for them. Not much different than beef only more salty.
The most off the wall was Sharks fin, and Calamari. Didn't like either one of those, almost hurled on first bite. But, swordfish wasn't bad. I have also had octopus. I also had some unusual sides when I visited Toronto. Peanut Butter Punch and deep fried mashed potato and fish, which was quite yummy.
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