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Just like the title says what is the strangest food you have personally eaten:D

For me there are two examples I will offer!

First - During my travels in Asia I was introduced to a snack that was made up of live Silk Worms in a bowel covered in honey. While to many this may seem unpalatable, it wasn't so bad, now it may have been the honey but is was ok!!!:yes:

Second - This also occured in Asia, while many people around the whole world love Sushe which I also love, the experience I am going to describe was a little different. My wifes family  took us to a very high class Sushe restaurant in Seoul Korea, shortly after we were married. We sat down at our table and a gentleman with a cart that had an Aquarium on it came to our table a short time later.  Next he removed a live Octopus from the Aquarium, he cleaned it washed it and then he cut it up. Well the Octopus tentacles do not stop moving for very long time after they were removed. So the challenge is catching them with chopsticks and then chewing them up while moving. It's very important to really chew them up before you swallow, or you will feel them wiggling all the way down to your stomach.:yes:  Now like I said I like Sushe so it wasn't really that bad, except that Uncooked Octopus tentacles are rather chewy!! :D

Please post your experiences with exotic or interesting foods, thanks in advance!:)

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35 minutes ago, Manwon Lender said:

Just like the title says what is the strangest food you have personally eaten:D

For me there are two examples I will offer!

First - During my travels in Asia I was introduced to a snack that was made up of live Silk Worms in a bowel covered in honey. While to many this may seem unpalatable, it wasn't so bad, now it may have been the honey but is was ok!!!:yes:

Second - This also occured in Asia, while many people around the whole world love Sushe which I also love, the experience I am going to describe was a little different. My wifes family  took us to a very high class Sushe restaurant in Seoul Korea, shortly after we were married. We sat down at our table and a gentleman with a cart that had an Aquarium on it came to our table a short time later.  Next he removed a live Octopus from the Aquarium, he cleaned it washed it and then he cut it up. Well the Octopus tentacles do not stop moving for very long time after they were removed. So the challenge is catching them with chopsticks and then chewing them up while moving. It's very important to really chew them up before you swallow, or you will feel them wiggling all the way down to your stomach.:yes:  Now like I said I like Sushe so it wasn't really that bad, except that Uncooked Octopus tentacles are rather chewy!! :D

Please post your experiences with exotic or interesting foods, thanks in advance!:)

I could never do anything live or still moving, just no.  I grew up on a farm.  Dad decided he was going to eat calf's brain...we ate heart, tongue and sweet bread and kidneys, so I tried it.  Never again.  The texture was so disgusting I spat it out

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1 minute ago, glorybebe said:

I could never do anything live or still moving, just no.  I grew up on a farm.  Dad decided he was going to eat calf's brain...we ate heart, tongue and sweet bread and kidneys, so I tried it.  Never again.  The texture was so disgusting I spat it out

Thank you very much for your response, I know I can handle beef raw, I love steak tartare. But I have never tried raw heart, tongue or kidneys, but .I have eaten cow heart and tongue cooked and it wasn't bad at all!:yes:

Thanks again for your post!

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While staying over at a friend's house, I drunkenly added gravy granules to a pan of tea leaves thinking it was minced meat.

I don't recommend it.

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A neighbour has mentioned a few times on eating slug eggs? He claims very nutritious. I looked it up and it yeah its doable. He considers them snail eggs which were a delicacy in ancient times

Im thinking good for you...fiill your boots!!

 

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Grasshoppers, slugs, Norwegian stink fish, klööb, raw bill bugs, earthworms, fish gut soup, pemmican, Rocky mountain oysters, chicken feet, air dried minnows, and a host of other creepies. In Air cadet survival outings, they made a man out of your stomach before you. I will try anything. Out of all the creepies, the Bill bugs were the best. Like candy in a bug. Sweet, and squishy. :yes:

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30 minutes ago, Hankenhunter said:

Grasshoppers, slugs, Norwegian stink fish, klööb, raw bill bugs, earthworms, fish gut soup, pemmican, Rocky mountain oysters, chicken feet, air dried minnows, and a host of other creepies. In Air cadet survival outings, they made a man out of your stomach before you. I will try anything. Out of all the creepies, the Bill bugs were the best. Like candy in a bug. Sweet, and squishy. :yes:

I love Snake especially Rattle Snake. When I was stationed at Ft. Stewart Georgia in 1986 there was town not far away that had a Rattle Snake roundup every year. They would serve it, sell items made from them and have a competition for who could catch and bring the biggest Rattle Snake that year. I caught a 6 1/2 ft Snake in 86 thinking I would win and I will be dam, I lost to local who brought in a 7.1 ft Snake. 

I was actually in the field when I caught the Snake, these Eastern Diamondbacks are only known in very rare cases to reach 8ft. I have never seen one that big, but that would be a heck of Snake because these snakes are bulky the one I caught weighed in at almost 14 pounds, an 8ft Snake could go between up to 25 pounds.

Thanks for your reply Brother and your comments!! I will say this I eaten some wild things but you topped me, especially with the Rocky Mountain Oysters, I will never try them!!:P

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Probably eel and sea urchin sushi but not really a fan of these. Only did this once.

If it's alive, edible and moving around in the ocean, chances are it is on a sushi menu somewhere,   It doesn't matter how alien it looks...

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I think I would try insects before rodents, snakes or lizards.  I eat seafood, which are mostly just water insects.  They are high in protein.

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2 hours ago, HandsomeGorilla said:

Tarantula, scorpion, rattlesnake, gator, turtle, meal worms, crickets... 

All on the one plate?

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4 hours ago, Eldorado said:

All on the one plate?

I wish, some are quite good. 

Tarantula - don't eat the abdomen

Scorpions - same, otherwise kinda tastes like shrimp. 

Snake - delicious, never enough of it. 

Gator - the leg jelly 

Turtle - not my favorite 

Crickets and mealworms? Delicious 

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Witchetty Grubs fried in butter.. like those.. did not like them raw though.. 

Crocodile.. while nice was rather stringy.. 

Emu.. love emu..

Donkey is a bit tough so is Camel.. 

Roo of course.. 

Bungarra cooked traditionally .. was pretty good.. 

 

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4 hours ago, DingoLingo said:

Witchetty Grubs fried in butter.. like those.. did not like them raw though.. 

Crocodile.. while nice was rather stringy.. 

Emu.. love emu..

Donkey is a bit tough so is Camel.. 

Roo of course.. la

Bungarra cooked traditionally .. was pretty good.. 

 

I have eaten many things you have, Grubbs, Emu and its great, donkey and I have also eaten Camel when I was stationed in the Middle East. But I cant remember is Donkey and Camel tasted similar or not!!!!!!:D

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I forgot about the time that someone out in the countryside served squirrel for lunch but I didn't know it at the time.  I thought "Why is this chicken so bony and small?" :unsure:

This happened when I was a child.  Now I think that squirrels may still be angry at me for accidentally eating one of their relatives.

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3 hours ago, little_dreamer said:

I forgot about the time that someone out in the countryside served squirrel for lunch but I didn't know it at the time.  I thought "Why is this chicken so bony and small?" :unsure:

This happened when I was a child.  Now I think that squirrels may still be angry at me for accidentally eating one of their relatives.

I would not worry about Squirrels being angry they are not bright:). I remember Squirrel hunting one time, I shot a Squirrel in an old Oak Tree and as I started to leave I heard another one making noise in that same tree, so I shot it and decided to wait and see what was going to happen. Well I end up shooting a total of 5 Squirrels out of that same tree. Easiest day of hunting, I ever had and it proved to me Squirrels are nothing but Rats that live in trees and they are not bright, but Squirrels do taste like chicken that's for certain!:yes::tu:

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Picked Eggs and Pigs feet. 

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Fried plantains, kangaroo jerky stick, vegemite, candied insects, roe, escargot, squid, local oysters. I haven't gone back to any of them except for the plantains.

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On 11/21/2020 at 11:44 PM, Scholar4Truth said:

Picked Eggs and Pigs feet. 

Lol regular fare for many in the south

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On 11/8/2020 at 5:35 AM, Eldorado said:

All on the one plate?

Is there another way to eat it??:)

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Wild boar, fried grasshoppers, a cockroach that drowned in the soup and a fly cemetery.

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On 2/3/2021 at 11:58 AM, littlebrowndragon said:

Wild boar, fried grasshoppers, a cockroach that drowned in the soup and a fly cemetery.

The latter sounds like an accident that turned intentional. Is that how it kinda happened?

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On 2/4/2021 at 6:18 PM, HandsomeGorilla said:

The latter sounds like an accident that turned intentional. Is that how it kinda happened?

I take it you are referring to my eating a "fly cemetery".  A "fly cemetery" is a commonly used nickname for a type of cake, commonly found in Scottish bakeries (maybe in the UK generally, I don't know).  It comprises  a concoction of stewed currents sandwiched between some sort of soft, pastry-like dough.  It is really quite tasty.  However, with imagination, the stewed currents look like dead flies.  Hence the nickname.  Re the OP, my attempt at humour.

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...... .I forgot to add that I once had  fried pilot whale steak with onions and boiled potatoes.  I was visiting the Faeroes.

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