What The Most Exotic Food You Have Tasted ?

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  1. profile image48
    jlopinoyfanposted 14 years ago

    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.

    1. VioletSun profile image76
      VioletSunposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. thranax profile image71
        thranaxposted 14 years agoin reply to this


    2. mroconnell profile image67
      mroconnellposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 years ago

    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.

  3. JarrodHaze profile image76
    JarrodHazeposted 14 years ago

    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.  smile  It's an addiction!

  4. J_Eds profile image59
    J_Edsposted 14 years ago

    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...

    1. profile image0
      RFoxposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Watch the documentary Sharkwater next time you crave Sharks Fin Soup, it might save you some money. big_smile

      I've eaten witchety grubs, eel, escargot, snake and frogs legs.

    2. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

  5. profile image0
    learntosucceedposted 14 years ago

    Escargot, rattle snake, gator tail - not near as exotic as some of the other items listed though.

  6. Earl S. Wynn profile image83
    Earl S. Wynnposted 14 years ago

    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!

    1. kerryg profile image82
      kerrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. profile image55
    Maria Cposted 14 years ago

    I've tried dogmeat (I never want to try this again!), snake, frogs, locusts, duck embryo (or balut) and freshly caught sea urchins.

  8. micamyx` profile image65
    micamyx`posted 14 years ago

    Dog meat by mistake huhu

  9. profile image51
    ithkilvuposted 14 years ago

    uh, fresh dates from <snipped link>... wow, I thought dates were exotic! Turns out I have to eat dog or shark to be cool :-(

  10. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 14 years ago

    Snails in Spain.  Prawns covered with chocolate sauce in France.  Turtle stew and deep fried piraƱas 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!

  11. vietnamese profile image70
    vietnameseposted 14 years ago

    Anyone tried monkey brain or gingseng baby mouse?

    1. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Not monkey brain... but a monkey soup yes... It would have been ok.  except for the pieces of monkey floating on the pot, it looked to much like a baby!!!!

  12. vietnamese profile image70
    vietnameseposted 14 years ago

    I wonder who had these two I mentioned.... BTW, they are both live treats....hheheehehheehe (not me, I wouldn't even eat deer!)

  13. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years ago

    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...

  14. profile image0
    Zarm Nefilinposted 14 years ago

    Frog legs, Gator, Escargot (once).  That's about it.

  15. Tater2tot profile image57
    Tater2totposted 14 years ago

    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!

  16. mulder profile image64
    mulderposted 14 years ago

    Emu  and Kangeroo   for me .

  17. profile image57
    Independant Hubposted 14 years ago

    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:

    varius snakes
    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)
    beef cheeks
    frog legs
    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.

  18. profile image47
    Remhyposted 14 years ago

    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.


  19. candigirltnt profile image62
    candigirltntposted 14 years ago

    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.

  20. Shalini Kagal profile image56
    Shalini Kagalposted 14 years ago

    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!

  21. Betsy Baywatch profile image60
    Betsy Baywatchposted 13 years ago

    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).

  22. LondonGirl profile image77
    LondonGirlposted 13 years ago

    1. Stuffed pig's testicles
    2. chocolate covered pickled egg
    3. horse milk vodka

  23. tksensei profile image58
    tksenseiposted 13 years ago

    Blowfish sperm

  24. SweetiePie profile image81
    SweetiePieposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. tksensei profile image58
      tksenseiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Octopus gave you indigestion? I don't think I've heard of it having that effect before. Give it another try sometime.

      1. SweetiePie profile image81
        SweetiePieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I will, but my stomach is a little sensitive.  I love sushi and shrimp though.

        1. tksensei profile image58
          tksenseiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. SweetiePie profile image81
            SweetiePieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I think it is more the idea behind eating octopus than the actually act.  I must add I probably only eat sushi and shrimp like once a year, so it is not an every day occurence.

  25. Tom Cornett profile image82
    Tom Cornettposted 13 years ago

    Squirrel with bacon grease gravy!YuuuuuM!

  26. onthewriteside profile image59
    onthewritesideposted 13 years ago

    Human brains, some Fava beans, and a nice CHIANTI...

  27. tksensei profile image58
    tksenseiposted 13 years ago

    You gotta try takoyaki, it's grrrrreat.

  28. profile image0
    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    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.

  29. KCC Big Country profile image82
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Alligator is the most exotic for me.

  30. Drew Breezzy profile image61
    Drew Breezzyposted 13 years ago


  31. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    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.

  32. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    Beans n toast!


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