Skip to comments.Tasty Weird Foods
Posted on 11/06/2001 7:57:20 PM PST by PJ-Comix
Just to take a break from politics for a bit, I was wondering if there are others out there who also have a taste for weird exotic foods. I thought I was one of a kind in this regard until I read a newspaper article that said that there are many folks who have a hankering for exotic foods that others may find yucky.
I've eaten sea urchin eggs directly from sea urchins, cooked ox tails (or "tako" as it is called in the Phillipines), raw quail eggs, all manner of spicy European sausages such as the very garlicky Kabanosi, blood sausages in Argentina, alligator meat, and I don't even have to be drunk to eat the worm in the Mezcal bottle (although I usually am since I have to drink my way to reach it).
So what are your favorite "yucky" foods? I am always on the lookout for new exotic foods so I will be most interested in reading your comments and food suggestions.
I never had a mooseburger but would like to try it. How does it taste? Like venison? I've eaten venison. I kind of liked that wild taste.
and remember -- moose lips stink cheese.
Whenever I was in a restaurant when I was a kid I used to always order for dessert, Pie ala Mode "with lots of mode."
P.S. - Best on toasted white bread.
Alagator is good too.
Armadillo makes a decent stew barbecue, similar to pulled pork.
And, yes, rattlesnake does taste like chicken (white meat).
YESSSS!!! I've had them. You can get those eggs at Vietnamese restaurants. You might need a few drinks first to work up the fortitude to eat those things.
Sinigang, which is very tasty, consists of tamarind flavoring in a soup like broth to which is added boiled pork, hot pepper, string beans and spinach - very yummy!
Of course, if you want to keep it simple and you are truly poverty stricken, the plain mayonaisse samwich can't be beat. If you even remotely think any of these sound good, then you need to visit "Recipes for the Culinarily Challenged", where you can find such sure-fire gut wrenchers as "Beer Flakes" and "Engine Block Burrito"...
I lived on moose many winters. Best stew in the world; burgers okay; moose tongue exquisite!
While I was growing up, every Christmas Eve Grandma Henrickson made a traditional Swedish dinner. The main course was lutfisk, a bland, gelatinous whitefish, served with a cream sauce. (Lutfisk is made gelatinous by soaking it for several days in lye!)
I actually like lutfisk! For most people, though, lutfisk is "the piece of cod that passes all understanding."
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