What is the most exotic food you have tasted...
here in the philippines I ate balut/balot (a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell).
And these are the following exotic food that I have accidentally eaten....
Dried Horse Meat...
and CAT dumplings.....
If at the start I do know whats on the dumplings and what type of meat is that dried meat then I wouldn't have eaten them.
Cat dumplings? Goat eyes tacos? Dried ants? ::::gulp::::::::::::: What if I have been served these and had no clue! :::::feeling a little queazy at the thought:::::::::::: LOL!
I've had a New Orleans Lucky Dog post-Katrina so I can only imagine I've eaten both of those things at once with a side of rat droppings and black mold.
Emu, American bison (only once), beefalo, lotus root, alligator fritters, red and black caviar (I only like the red - black tastes like aluminum foil), dried ants and grasshoppers.
Fried scorpion, random snake skewered, goat's eye tacos, grilled tarantula, goanna, crocodile. Of course 'roo and emu. Australia's the only country with more than one animal on its national crest that also eats both of those animals. As the Geico gecko says, "oi... tasty."
I love weird foods. It's an addiction!
Wow I feel so ordinary! the most unusual thing I've tasted is Sharks Fin Soup - can't get it in the UK, whenever I want some I have to go to Spain! Most expensive craving ever...
Watch the documentary Sharkwater next time you crave Sharks Fin Soup, it might save you some money.
I've eaten witchety grubs, eel, escargot, snake and frogs legs.
I watched "Shark Water" and I'm a diver. I wouldn't eat Shark. The rest sounds quite interesting!
"Chicken head"- the immaturity inside me is laughing
Escargot, rattle snake, gator tail - not near as exotic as some of the other items listed though.
WOW that's incredible. Now I definitely feel vanilla, haha. Some of those dishes... I didn't even know people ate. Amazing! And here I thought I was adventurous for having eaten escargot and wasabi peanuts!
Wow, seriously! I've only been to France and Russia, other than the US, and their national diets have some stuff that's exotic by American standards, but compared to, say, Southeast Asia...
My dad's had alligator, 'coon, and a few other oddities of the American South, though, and my Central Asian husband's national diet includes delicacies like boiled sheep skin and this soup-y thing made out of fish eyeballs. They don't typically eat dog, but he's also had that, because university students there spend a couple months a year picking cotton and one year during the civil war, his group didn't get any new food shipments for several weeks and ended up killing and cooking the guard dog.
I've tried dogmeat (I never want to try this again!), snake, frogs, locusts, duck embryo (or balut) and freshly caught sea urchins.
uh, fresh dates from <snipped link>... wow, I thought dates were exotic! Turns out I have to eat dog or shark to be cool :-(
Snails in Spain. Prawns covered with chocolate sauce in France. Turtle stew and deep fried pirañas in the Peruvian jungle!
One of the most exotic drinks I had was also in the peruvian jungle. A drink called masato made of Yuca. In the cities this is industrially made but in the jungle, the indians chew the yuca and spit it out in a big pot to macerate. After that you just wait a few days maceration, add some water and drink it. The first few days this is a very nutritious drink for the babies in the tribe. After a few days, the heat makes this drink alcoholic and is drank by the adults! Cheers
BTW the masato was delicious!
I wonder who had these two I mentioned.... BTW, they are both live treats....hheheehehheehe (not me, I wouldn't even eat deer!)
If you really like food you have to come to India to enjoy varieties of sweets, salty fried Namkeens, baked food, northIndian dishes as well as south Indian Dosha, idli, bada etc.
One can enjoy chaat in Chowpaty of Mumbai or Chandni Chowk of Delhi.
Dal bati churma in Jaipur and Rabri-peda of Varanasi.
Motichur laddu of Azimganj and Rasogolla-Sandesh of Kolkata, West Bengal.
Hundreds and thousands of varieties... it is even difficult to list.
One may read my hub on Rasogolla and Sandesh...
I had rattlesnake and alligator. I think those are the weirdest things I have eaten. I had the alligator at a restaurant called Grumpy Dicks in Florida. And Rattlesnake at this restaurant in my city. They are actually really good! I want to eat more!
As a former professional chef I've cooked many different things, and eaten many different things. My motto is don't knock it till you've tried it.
Things that I have eaten that others feel were odd, but quite normal to me, have been:
turtle steak on a beach in Mexico, turtle soup at Commander's Palace
live eels (that was kind of gross)
all sorts of game (elk, reindeer, boar, black bear)
escargot (ther're great!)
fresh sea urchin (ooni)
fresh spring lamb kidneys right after the slaughter
blood sausage (yes, it is made with fresh blood, usually pork's)
just about every organ meat (heart, kidney, tripe, sweetbreads, brain, cheeks, tails, tongue)
the list goes on.
The only thing that I made and regretted trying was pig eye. I bought a baby pig that was raised solely on granny smith apples (kind of like veal is raised on milk alone, or Kobi beef raised on beer). Anyway, I braised the whole pig with a hint of clove. A coworker and I ate the whole thing after the dinner rush. It was outstanding! The meat was amazing; the brain and tongue were amazing! All that was left were the eyes. I figured what they hell, carved one out, and popped it in my mouth. falvor-wise it was not that different than the meat was, was once bitten into there was a burst of gelatin like substance that did not taste good. The worst part was the "lens" of the eyeball did not really soften through cooking so it was like have a giant hard contact lens swimming in the other "goop". that was my only regret.
I will not try "Rocky Mountain Oysters" based on principal.
In India there are so many varieties of food items.Indian food items are very taste and good quality.If you really like food you have to come to India to enjoy varieties of sweets,salty fried Namkeens, baked food, northIndian dishes as well as south Indian Dosha, idli, bada etc.
deer,ant eater,porcupine,monkey,turtle,iguana and that's just to name a few.I've got hunters in my family so whatever they catch we eat.
Snake soup in China years ago when it had just opened up to tourism. It was December, freezing and the guide told us that it was only in winter that snake soup was served to prevent any kind of ill effects from the cold!
Grilled Kangaroo in a Berlin restaurant (tastes like a mixture of lamb and beef)
-Grilled Warthog, Alligator and Shark'chips in South Africa.
-White and black pudding (sausage made with blood instead of ground meat)in Ireland. This is part of traditional Irish breakfast.Tastes great if you don't think about the ingredients.
-Sheeps brain scrambled with eggs is an acquired yet delicious taste.
-Spicy Chicken livers,Sheeps liver,lungs and heart.
-Chicken head and feet (considered a delicacy in parts of South Africa and refered to as 'walkie talkies).
1. Stuffed pig's testicles
2. chocolate covered pickled egg
3. horse milk vodka
I was dared to eat a little octopus at a sushi buffet. Never should have because I had horrible indigestion after that. The sushi and the noodles were nice though.
Octopus gave you indigestion? I don't think I've heard of it having that effect before. Give it another try sometime.
I will, but my stomach is a little sensitive. I love sushi and shrimp though.
I think of shrimp and octopus as being pretty similar in the digestion department, that's why I was surprised. They are both high in cholesterol though.
Eel, I think would have to be pretty exotic. I love it in sushi.
Other than that, I love 'odd', exotic food:
Alligator (tried once, but it was ok)
duck liver pate (in very small amounts with some form of cracker)
I'm sure there is other stuff, but that's all I can think of for now.
Most exotic food:
Mountain Lion -- absolutely delicious
Other unusual foods:
Rocky Mountain Oysters
Game animals -- Moose, deer, antelope, elk
Buffalo -- farm raised
Kidney, heart, liver and tongue.
Many kinds of wild berries, flowers, leaves and roots.
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