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What's the weirdest food you have eaten.

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ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 22:42:54

I know it's not technically aibu.

Mine has to be a deep fried mars bar, so sickly but so nice.

VanGogh Sat 12-Jul-14 23:27:40

Fish's swim bladder (Hong Kong)
Tea Eggs (also HK)

Alligator, Shark, Dog, Horse, Kangaroo, Ants, Scorpion to name but a few.

I'm pretty open to trying new things!

AlleyCat11 Sat 12-Jul-14 23:29:02

Tinned tuna

VanGogh Sat 12-Jul-14 23:29:07

Ooh!!! Llama and Zebra too!!!

VanGogh Sat 12-Jul-14 23:30:15

There's no such thing as an exotic vegetable any more really... Is there? Anyone got an awesome fruit or veg that I haven't tried?!!

VanGogh Sat 12-Jul-14 23:31:15

Don't say durian. I tried that in Singapore. Twas VILE!!!

Cruikshank Sat 12-Jul-14 23:36:50

VanGogh, here are loads of types of fruit and veg (especially root veg) that are only available in certain countries. I'm thinking especially of S America where you have roadside kiosks selling fruit drinks of maybe 20 different varieties (they squeeze them and mix them with ice and either milk or water for you), none of which I have seen in the UK. And then in lots of parts of Africa you get different root veggies that people boil the fuck out of and use a stews, none of which are available here.

The weirdest (culturally, not actually) thing I've ever eaten was probably guinea pig - when I say it was culturally weird, that was just because we're used to thinking of them as pets rather than as a foodstuff - the taste itself was not dissimilar to chicken. Oh yes and what I am pretty sure was dog when I was in Russia - that certainly wasn't the fucking chicken that it was billed as.

PetulaGordino Sun 13-Jul-14 00:35:25

I was offered lots of tamarillo / tree tomato juice in South America. I didn't like it - it wasn't vile it just wasn't to my taste, lots of the people I was with loved it

Rather depressingly aubergine and celeriac are found in the "exotic vegetables" section of the sainsbury's I was in the other day

MaMaPo Sun 13-Jul-14 01:14:44

Oh, I love tamarillos! My mother grows them and often gets a huge crop.

I love feijoas too. They can be quite expensive and then we found my grandmother had a feijoa tree in her backyard. Delish.

Cruikshank Sun 13-Jul-14 16:10:13

Tamarillos and feijoas are lovely. I think my favourite though was pitahaya, closely followed by lulo, guanabana, zapote, uchuva ... fuck it, they were all fantastic.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 13-Jul-14 17:54:01

Mmm, feijoas and tamarillos. Makes me miss NZ.

Weirdest thing I've ever eaten is a Mongolian "sweet" made from mutton fat. It wasn't sweet, I think it was just fat. But it's what passes for a treat on the steppes.

Bankholidaybaby Mon 14-Jul-14 23:46:42

VanGogh - have you had soursop? My husband and I love it but can only get it for a few weeks a year at a market stall in west London, half an hour's drive from home. I've looked all over but that's the only place outside of the Caribbean I can find it.

VanGogh Tue 15-Jul-14 16:06:01

<takes notes>

OOOH! I'm very excited at the prospect of new flavours to try!!!

cloudyatlas Sat 19-Jul-14 01:16:43

Airag, in Mongolia. Technically a drink, not a food... It's fermented, fuzzy, sour, slightly alcoholic mares' milk. Absolutely horrible, but you will be given a whole soup bowl to drink and if you manage to stomach it out of politeness you will be given a refill!

MexicanSpringtime Sat 19-Jul-14 05:12:43

Grasshoppers, absolutely delicious. A friend had a grasshoppers feast every year and I went but didn't eat the grasshoppers until one year I was the last to arrive and was served up and everybody was watching me, so I had no choice, then I found out what I had foolishly been missing all those years.

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