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Strange Food?

jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,104
edited 7:41PM in EggHead Forum
Okay, I'm inspired by Richard FL's thread on food dislikes. Now, what about the "strangest" food you have eaten?
Aside from very old GI C rations, that would have to be porcupine.
Definitely an acquired taste, and once was enough for me!

:pinch:
John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

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  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    hrmm, does Haggis count? lol

    Actually, thinking about it, I'd have to go with laverbread, which is bread made out of boiled & pureed seaweed. In Wales, it's considered a delicacy.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I thought C Rations were very good. Of course, I may have been real hungry at the time.

    Rattlesnake and Armadillo.

    Actually, Armadillo was excellent, but they found that some armadillos had leprosy, so people quit eating them. That was back in the '70s.
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    I was on a Muskox hunt back in 1989 and after the hunt I stayed with an Eskimo (Inuit) family for a couple of days while waiting for my flight. Long story short, they talked me into trying quak (sp)?

    It was whale blubber dipped in hot whale oil like a fondue. It tasted like a Goodyear Eagle racing tire dipped in warm, dirty aquarium water. DOUBLE YUCK!!

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    How does Musk Ox taste?
    Molly
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,529
    Rocky Mountain Oysters.
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Those are great! ;)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
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  • MCRMCR Posts: 270
    Yes.... beluga rubber is up there for me too :pinch:
    Marc
  • BarManBeanBarManBean Posts: 129
    Strangest one for me is a "thousand year old egg." It's an asian "delicacy." My best friend growing up was Chinese and his parents were AMAZING cooks so i would try anything. most of it was incredible but they were very understanding when i didn't like something. the 1000-year-old egg is a duck egg that is buried in limestone powder for about 90-days. it turns into a jello sort of consistency with a number of different colored layers. and it tastes like arse! it was possibly the only thing that i didn't truly enjoy eating at their home!
  • IF they are small and fresh ;)

    want to taste YAK :whistle:
  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    I spent about 5 months over in Japan for work. Tried quite a few strange things. Probably the strangest was fish balls (yes, they do have them) it was raw of course. Something to sample once, definitely not on my try again list.

    A strange thing that was actually good was squid sashimi. Tentacles on it are still moving, you don't eat those raw though. The come back a bit later, take that part a way and make tempura. Very good!
  • fried tarantula
  • BurnsBurns Posts: 7
    Hmm,

    - Fried crickets and yams
    - Green caterpillar sushi
    - Fugu sashimi, from the poison puffer fish (nerve toxin)
    - Gator tail
    - Shark fin soup
    - Lutefisk, lye cured fish
    - Rattlesnake
    - Rooster testicles
    - Earthworm, this was HORRIBLE :sick:

    Probably a whole lot more I forgot about.

    Erik
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,750
    raw barnacles are very good :)
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    cookn biker wrote:
    How does Musk Ox taste?

    It really isn't bad. Maybe more similar to lamb than beef or bison.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    My strangest food might be whale, too, but it was pretty good when made by my friend's Norwegian mom. I also had horse when I was there, too.
  • BurnsBurns Posts: 7
    Hmm,

    - Fried crickets and yams
    - Green caterpillar sushi
    - Fugu sashimi, from the poison puffer fish (nerve toxin)
    - Gator tail
    - Shark fin soup
    - Lutefisk, lye cured fish
    - Rattlesnake
    - Rooster testicles
    - Earthworm, this was HORRIBLE :sick:

    Probably a whole lot more I forgot about.

    Erik
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Beef Tongue.It was tastee! :) Chittlins,Calf fries,rooster fries,'Loney,fried beaver,turtle......after that it just gets gross. ;)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :laugh: ;)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :laugh: DOW YOU are SPOT on about the Mountain Oysters!When done "properly",some of the BEST eats on planet Earth! ;)
  • Hog fries filled with strawberry preserves
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