Weird foods you've eaten?

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    A spin-off of the picky eaters thread. What are some unusual/weird/uncommon foods you've tried?

    I've never had anything super weird, like rocky mountain oysters or crazy bugs or something, but I've a few things that aren't common around here:

    frog's legs
    alligator meatballs
    ostrich
    quail/quail eggs
    chocolate covered crickets
    elk
    bison
    rabbit
    boar (i think these are common elsewhere in the country, but not common here)

    what are some unusual things you've eaten?
     
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    Crickets? EWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

    I've had snail (not a fan... heck I don't remember how in the world I got convinced to try it. I think I didn't know what it was), rabbit, boar (not a fan... too tough), squail. Oysters are still one of the grossest things for me though.
     
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    Mmm I'm not a fan of weird. I think I had Ox once...?
     
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    The ones that come to mind are:

    durion
    frog legs
    alligator
    blood pudding
     
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    I can't say I've ever eaten anything overly weird. I am not a picky eater but I am NOT an adventurous eater either lol
     
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    Not all weird, but aside from the "normal" chicken/beef/turkey

    frog legs
    alligator
    ostrich
    boar
    bear
    buffalo
    elk
    emu
    rabbit
    venison
    capon
    goose

    I think that's about it, though I think I'm missing some..
     
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    What is capon?
     
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    castrated rooster
     
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    I've had all the kinds of birds you can imagine... capon is one of them, lol. Rooster, squails, different kinds of turkeys... much more common in France.
     
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    Do they taste differently from chicken?
     
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    Eaten a lot of random game meats.

    The weirdest dishes were probably fish head soup (I ate the eyes on a dare for $1 each and made some gas money! woo!)

    Chicken legs. Fried duck feet. This weird Vietnamese doughy pastry that was green and spongy, it was some kind of thing that gets locked away and fermented for a long time. It was good though.

    Taramosalata. It's Greek carp roe stuff and it's a really good spread/dip.

    And raw limpets. nom. lol
     
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    I've had mealworms. They don't really taste like anything.
     
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    I ate a tequila worm, but wasn't sure if that counted.
     
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    frogs legs.. are good
    escargot (not really weird).. also good
    Elk.. good
    Venison.. meh not a fan
    russian wild boar ... delicious
    bison.. tasty
    emu.. very tasty
    Sushi is considered weird by some
     
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    It has a stronger taste, and is more tender.
     
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    I've never had venison, which to me seems like a pretty common thing to eat. I've never had the chance.
     
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    Mostly the 'normal' weird ones like ostrich and escargot. Alligator and frog. Etc.

    And tons of game meat. Almost everything we make over here is venison substituted in the meal for beef.
     
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    I tried frog legs on a dare ... tasted like chicken really. But not something I'd order on purpose.

    I don't like most gamey meets, I've tried duck and venison and bison. Not a fan.

    Oh god octopus. Tried it, GROSS.
     
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    Depends on what is defined as weird

    I've eaten elk, venison, bison, wild turkey, lamb, veal

    I've eaten cat... Was friends with an asian family that made it and they offered it to me. Felt rude saying no. Wasn't a fan.

    Sushi... Some find that weird
    Freshwater Eel
    Raw quail eggs on top of sushi rice wrapped in seaweed

    Blood pudding
    Blood sausage
    Liver sausage

    I really want to try alligator and ostrich
     
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    Oh gosh, if you get the chance, take it!!

    Venison is, without a doubt, my favorite meat. nom.
     

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