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What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

  1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    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.

    How bout you?

    1. Knightheart profile image75
      Knightheartposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have eaten crow!  Not tasty at all!    roflol

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh so not everything tastes like chicken lmao lol

    2. A.S.K.Preacher profile image59
      A.S.K.Preacherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  2. Tatara profile image60
    Tataraposted 6 years ago

    Duck embryo!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ive heard that its expensive?
      Like Caviar maybe.

      1. Tatara profile image60
        Tataraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Depends on how young or old, I guess.I used to like it, but now I go 'yikes'.I think it's also cruel.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
          Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I know what you mean, but when one is young many other things like survival come into play.
          We didnt have a supermarket for 50 miles and certainly not fast food places.

          Looking back food choices were healthier.

          I need to get back to better eating ,if only they would quit with the pesticides...yikes maybe revenge of the duck smile

          1. Tatara profile image60
            Tataraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I had this philosophy once. One day of the week I allowed myself to eat "sinful foods".It worked very well.One day became seven days.lol.

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
              Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol I like your thinking.

              1. Tatara profile image60
                Tataraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                And I like your topics!

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
                  Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Cool smile thankyou

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    Dandraposted 6 years ago

    American fast food.



    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4970889_f248.jpg

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fast food nation.

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      lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      Weirdest was probably macaroni on a stick.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol macaroni on a stick ,well that might be tasty if the stick was edible smile

        I love tongue Greek salads, and dressings. Yum!

  4. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Whatever it was, I'm sure I don't want to know.

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    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!  tongue  No, it did not taste very good, but I won our silly little contest!  wink

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    lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago

    This just reminded me, my ex used to love cottage cheese and grape jelly mixed together with a side of oreos. Bleh, the site of the concoctions still makes me queasy.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ..And he wasnt pregnant lol.

      My sister used to love orange segments and onion ring sandwiches when she was pregnant ,NOW she denies it all lol

      1. Tatara profile image60
        Tataraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Somebody in my town ate soap when she was pregnant.True!

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Psst ok ,pass the plate please smile

  7. cheaptrick profile image75
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    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.

  8. ddsurfsca profile image71
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    I have eaten squirral, snake, bear, and when I lived in Mexico I ate fish head chili soup.

  9. ddsurfsca profile image71
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    Oh, and when I was pregnant, I ate every day a peanut butter with cottage cheese bologna sandwich on sourdough with mustard.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol ohhhh those rascally hormones huh lol

  10. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    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

  11. Robot kid profile image56
    Robot kidposted 6 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ

    I'm so doing this next thanksgiving

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Whoaaaa did you see the fat content !!!

      Be great for a big crowd though ,yea count me in smile

  12. ddsurfsca profile image71
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    When I was a kid I ate every  color of the doggie bones we got for our dog to see what the favors were like.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a Beauty! big_smile


      I once Lost a bet and had to eat my undies! yikes
      I really struggled...


      I just found it so hard to eat the leg bands...

      I didn't realize that I was allowed to take them off first! big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They werent really legbands wink   lol

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey you could get a job as Q,C for Purina lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Well.........there once was a girl from Nantucket..............................................

  14. Donna Suthard profile image80
    Donna Suthardposted 6 years ago

    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, turtle soup, shark, wild duck,(tough) and squirrel,rabbit and alligator tail! I loved morel mushrooms fried in egg, butter, and floured..

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like you'd survive well smile

  15. Donna Suthard profile image80
    Donna Suthardposted 6 years ago

    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!

  16. cindi h profile image60
    cindi hposted 6 years ago

    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!!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol hot wings and chocolate sauce lol oh no that caught my eye I wonder if ....no..........lol

      Maybe I should start up a restaurant with all these creative tongue ideas

      1. cindi h profile image60
        cindi hposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well actually I'm a chocoholic so anything in chocolate and.....

  17. Richieb799 profile image60
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    My Thai girlfriend was eating chicken's feet as it was the local takeaway, I wouldn't try it but the spicy food has flared up my acid reflux this week hmm

  18. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    Goat testicles.  And no, I'm not kidding.

  19. Sparhawke profile image59
    Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago

    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.

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    Solar Awarenessposted 6 years ago

    Turtle burger  - cooked medium-well

  21. wheelinallover profile image80
    wheelinalloverposted 6 years ago

    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.

  22. pajamazzon profile image60
    pajamazzonposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Sparhawke profile image59
      Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dog meat is actually by law required to be fit for human consumption in case the label falls off and you eat it by accident...

      ...I never said it was required by law to taste good :p

  23. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    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...

    1. emievil profile image78
      emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      why don't you like Balot? It's delicious big_smile sorry can't help myself.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol it is!

        @LeanMan - balot is not only delicious, it's also very nutritious.  Just close your eyes when you eat it, so you won't see the little chick. big_smile

  24. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    Octopus, shark, eel and turtle.....don't know if those are strange enough.

  25. ameliejan profile image81
    ameliejanposted 6 years ago

    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.

  26. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    The worst thing I ever tasted was duck blood soup. It is popular with Polish people. I tasted one spoon of it and never again.

    When I was young I tried mallard duck eggs. Don't. They have the texture of rubber. I've tried turtle too and it was good.

  27. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    cow's brain - it was delicious!

  28. Danette Watt profile image88
    Danette Wattposted 6 years ago

    probably not all that strange to some people but it was to me -- raw horsemeat - it was ok, although I couldn't eat a lot of it

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    my pride sad

  30. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    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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    FStevensposted 6 years ago

    fish eyes

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      klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's my breakfast every day! hmm

 
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