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Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:24:30 PM »

Hopefully not an old topic. As I was eating lunch and 'random article' browsing on wikipedia, Bosnian cuisine came up. Got me thinking about the crazy things people eat.

<side topic> like the first person top ever try to eat a crab. They were brave as hell, looks like a huge bug.

<back on topic> I think the most unique thing I've ever eaten is bear. My father in law is a hunter, so he's always cooking up antelope or deer or whatever it is he's shot. I'm not a fan of most of it, but one time he had some bear (black bear) stew. I have to admit, it was pretty damn tasty.

Thought of another, when in Germany I had ox cheek.  :P
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 08:01:32 AM »

My father-in-law is also a hunter, so I've had deer, as well as elk, from time to time. Not generally a fan of meat, these days, though. Can't say I enjoyed it, particularly. Sure wouldn't have got it at home, though.

I'm just not the biggest food connoisseur. Haven't eaten anything that 'exotic' or weird.
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 09:42:29 AM »

It was quite a long time ago, but there was a restaurant in the Lake District that served alternative meats.

Memory says I had a kangaroo steak in a plum sauce, but it could have equally been zebra or antilope or somthing similar.

It was nice though, quite strong in flavour like venison.
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 04:29:16 AM »

It was nice though, quite strong in flavour like venison.

Roo ain't bad. Not a bad steak and it's really good in stew. Wallaby is better though, I reckon. Less stringy.


Hailing from PNG, I've probably eaten some shit you guys wouldn't even understand. They probably never looked at crab and thought 'that shit looks too dangerous to eat', they would have been thinking 'yep. dinner!'. Snake was probably up there among my weirdest. Eel. Jellyfish. Lots of different seafood. There's a whole bunch of exotic fish that I couldnt name that have passed these lips. I've had some crazy bug-type shit before, as well, which was a bit weird. PNG food is pretty awesome though. One dish my mum does has like kaukau (sweet potato) with heaps of other vegies in coconut broth, with fish and all sorts of other awesome spices and shit! Mouth watering. Mumus (which is the PNG-equivalent of a hangi) are freakin' awesome! Usually pork goes in the bottom, with vegies and fish and all sorts of other stuff wrapped in banana leaves and thrown on top, and they cook it in the ground for like 6 or 7 hours.

There's also Bui tau (Betel nut), though it's more of a narcotic than a food, but some cultures use it in cuisine. Weird shit.

It still surpises me that many people haven't tried sago.

I've also had like witchetty grubs and stuff, which look gross, but taste aiight.

Ox toungue always weirded me out when my old man would make it, but it actually tastes pretty good.

Hmm. What else can I cassify as weird?!

Oh, Chicken feet. i didn't like it. And most of you know how I LOVE chicken.

Frog legs are awesome.

People think Abalone is strange, but we love it in Aus. Then there's the whole vegemite thing, which is weird for anyone who isn't Australian.

I'm sure I'll think of some others.

Not generally a fan of meat, these days, though.

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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 08:43:57 AM »

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Oh, Chicken feet. i didn't like it. And most of you know how I LOVE chicken.

Anthony Bourdain has this probably once every few episodes, whenever he is hopping around Asia. He seems to think it is pretty great, but notes that the texture of it might put a lot of people off. Largely either grilled in some sort of soup/stew when he eats it though, no idea how it would have been served to you. It is one of the few stranger things he eats that I would be willing to try.

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Frog legs are awesome.

I am from the South, so of course I have had frog legs. My first time eating them consisted of a batch my dad had gigged the night before. I loved them when I was young, but as I grew older an aversion to seafood settled in strong and it shares a similar flavor. You get the taste of it in Alligator, too, but not as often and not so strong. Though, there's been times when I got a "bad" piece that nearly set me to vomiting.

I have had kangaroo and emu jerky. Crayfish are f**king weird, more so than crabs even, and there was a time when I thought they were delicious.
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 10:09:41 AM »

British food tends to be pretty normal in the main but there are some weird ones.

Scottish Haggis which is choped heart, liver and lungs of a sheep,  minced and mixed with oatmeal, animal fat or suet, and onions. It's stuffed into a cleaned sheep's stomach (which you don't eat of course).

Black Pudding like a saugage but made from congeal pig's blood and again mixed with oatmeal.

Laver Bread. It's welsh and made from seaweed.

Pig's feet.  :elf_gloop:

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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 12:04:42 PM »

didn't eat that much weird stuff. most stuff, like froglegs and chicken feet are pretty common i believe

have eaten the hearts, liver or kidneys from quite some animals. tongues are good too, ox tongues but also goose tongues

like to eat sea food but also snales/ slugs, which taste quite similar to mussels

had some jellyfish a while ago, which wasn't too bad either

a long time ago i've had some mealworms and locust, but don't know if i'll eat that ever again

big fan of black pudding, but that isn't really a crazy food
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 02:11:39 PM »

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big fan of black pudding, but that isn't really a crazy food

Yes, yes it is...
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 02:32:01 PM »

not if you're a vampire!
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 04:32:31 AM »

had some jellyfish a while ago, which wasn't too bad either

There is a Japanese place near my house that does the best jellyfish salad! Awesome eating.
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 04:18:26 AM »

so... Ummm.... Don't judge me...
I made an awesome cheezit, ketsup, mustard, mayo, pickle and salt sandwich. It was sooo yummy!
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 09:28:02 PM »

the dutch have some weird candy, like heavily salted licorice. foreigners never seem to get that
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 01:55:38 PM »

the dutch have some weird candy, like heavily salted licorice. foreigners never seem to get that

Is that what I would know as "Potters Licorice" or "Pottertjes"?

They're foul...... well to my taste any way. :elf_gloop:
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Re: Whats the craziest food you've ever eaten?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 04:54:38 PM »

there are those, yeah. but there's tons of different ones. read a review of some here

http://www.bad-candy.com/candies/dubbelzout/

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