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.

VerityWaves Thu 10-Jul-14 22:44:24

Andouiette; essentially pigs bum sausage

ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 22:45:06

Sounds um interesting

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:48:36

Aligator burger tasted fishy texture of pork it was weird

VashtaNerada Thu 10-Jul-14 22:49:59

I ate a weird slug-thing in China once. It was horrible but I ate it all to avoid offending my hosts!

GreeboOgg Thu 10-Jul-14 22:50:17

As a teen a made a sandwich that consisted of mayo, smoked cheese, pickle... and slices of mars bar.

I remember it as being quite tasty.

GreeboOgg Thu 10-Jul-14 22:51:30

Just to clarify, it was pickled onions, sliced in half so they didn't roll away.

Because the details are important... confused

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:52:12

Eww weird slug thing there was sea scorpion s deep fried in our hotel in spain last year I gave that a miss

chocolate covered ants
sword fish

chocolate covered ants
sword fish

Realitybitesyourbum Thu 10-Jul-14 22:53:08

Horse, wild boar, chamoix.

Woops blush

Wadingthroughsoup Thu 10-Jul-14 22:53:43

I had andouillette too. It was utterly rank.

deakymom Thu 10-Jul-14 22:53:48

corn dogs and a fish eye (not together at the same time)

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:53:55

Im scottish ive never seen a deep fried mars bar in our chippy I thought they were a myth

MrsWinnibago Thu 10-Jul-14 22:54:22

Kangaroo I suppose. I was shock when I was told. But in Oz people think it's normal. Kanger Bangers.

ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 22:54:45

I wonder what makes us try new foods.

I once seen on a cookery programme a century egg envy

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:54:52

Did whale notvtaste blubbery they look blubbery

MaMaPo Thu 10-Jul-14 22:54:57

A fertilized egg - I peeled an egg in a local restaurant in Vietnam expecting just a boiled egg, but there was a chick inside. Apparently a delicacy. I ate it so as not to be rude and wasteful.

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:55:39

Oh they do the fermented egg on im a celeb it looks rank

ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 22:55:47

Mrsjayy I had friends over and we experimented

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:57:04

Oh ive seen the chick in egg on something what does it taste like makes me queasy thinking about it

londonrach Thu 10-Jul-14 22:57:18


Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:57:57

Do youbhave the batter for the mars bar sweet?

echt Thu 10-Jul-14 22:58:12

Crocodile sandwich

HowsTheSerenity Thu 10-Jul-14 22:59:07

Wichity grubs
Sea urchin

Mrsjayy Thu 10-Jul-14 22:59:43

Tesco used to sell kangaroo dh tried it says it was nice I wasnt brave enough

PetulaGordino Thu 10-Jul-14 23:00:52

mopani worms. tasted fine, weird texture. i only ate the one
smoked crocodile tail - like smoked chicken

ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 23:02:05

I used a savoury one.

bumpiesonamission Thu 10-Jul-14 23:05:24

Guinea pig
Agoute (small capiebara)

londonrach Thu 10-Jul-14 23:13:20

Think forced to eat crocodile in Florida once might have eaten shark. And there was that mussel pie that my sister and were really enjoying as teenagers and asked parents what the black bits were....totally put us off pie for ages...

londonrach Thu 10-Jul-14 23:13:55

Why does everything taste if chicken. Is it default taste

21questions Thu 10-Jul-14 23:17:50

chicken feet - more meat on them than you would think

okilydokily Thu 10-Jul-14 23:18:01

Fish brain

Wetthemogwai Thu 10-Jul-14 23:21:37

Dp ate a teabag for 50p when he was younger

fuzzpig Thu 10-Jul-14 23:24:48

In Spain with my parents when I was young, found a naice hotel restaurant with a fixed menu. As a between course palate cleansing thing they brought out some pink sorbet in a little silver bowl.

Yummy, thought I.

Except it was thyme sorbet.

I STILL remember the vileness and it was 15 years ago!

GoringBit Thu 10-Jul-14 23:25:46

Some weird ones...
Beaver - dried and cured, served with a pineapple salsa. Weird and nasty.
Dried fish - like fish-flavoured, thinly sliced doormat. Inedible.
Puffin - supposedly smoked, but effectively a small slab of raw meat. The taste was fine, but I couldn't get past the wobbling and oozing.
Minkie whale - very conflicted about eating it, but it was delicious.

But the weirdest...
Fermented shark - it's buried in sand for 3-6 months to draw out its toxins, and is so incredibly stinky, it's served in a sealed jar. Didn't taste quite as bad as it smelled. Never. Again.

GoringBit Thu 10-Jul-14 23:32:01

The fermented shark...

GoringBit Thu 10-Jul-14 23:33:58

Picture upload fail. Bah.

Branleuse Thu 10-Jul-14 23:36:41

is goat weird??

ive eaten goat and horse, and frogs legs

Preciousbane Thu 10-Jul-14 23:37:35

Sea cucumber
Chickens feet

Branleuse Thu 10-Jul-14 23:37:54

is goat weird??

ive eaten goat and horse, and frogs legs

FrancesNiadova Thu 10-Jul-14 23:49:27

Saucisson de l' anè! DH well, He all He all He always says, "no thanks," to this Ile de Rè delicacy!

Primafacie Thu 10-Jul-14 23:49:46

Goat, horse and frog's legs are pretty mainstream, non?

I've had live ants. And seal meat.

PiperRose Thu 10-Jul-14 23:50:07

I love snails!

Primafacie Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:00

Snails are yum. I could have escargots beurre a l'ail right now.

Primafacie Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:21

X post! smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 10-Jul-14 23:54:31


bayrans Thu 10-Jul-14 23:54:55

Deep fried tarantula in Cambodia.
It was crunchy.
I still have nightmares.

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 10-Jul-14 23:56:21

And chocolate ants (but not with the jellyfish)

ICanSeeTheSun Thu 10-Jul-14 23:58:11

Some of these sound nice, may have to try some myself

StrawberryCheese Fri 11-Jul-14 00:34:28

Foie gras and chocolate tart. It was a canapé in an afternoon tea and because the pastry tart bit was obviously chocolate, I assumed the brown creamy stuff in it was coffee or chocolate too. It wasn't!

Onion ice cream was rank but you guys beat me hands Dow.

Eating a fertilised egg �� makes me want to vom just thinking about it.

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Fri 11-Jul-14 00:49:17

I've eaten century egg. Was utterly vile. And I was hungover. Never to be repeated.

Other than that the weirdest thing was guinea pig (sorry to those that have one as a pet) in Peru where it's a local delicacy. It was deep fried like crispy duck and tasted like porky chicken.

NickiFury Fri 11-Jul-14 00:49:57

Jelly fish. It was beyond grim.

NotTheKitchenAgainPlease Fri 11-Jul-14 02:16:09

Everyone's eaten horse grin

lettertoherms Fri 11-Jul-14 02:49:44

Garlic ice cream. It was good.

ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Fri 11-Jul-14 03:03:37

We live up the road from a crocodile farm. You can go and see the crocodiles in their house thingy and then walk into the farm shop where they have beef and pork alongside crocodile and other weird and wonderful meats.

MaMaPo Fri 11-Jul-14 03:42:05

The fertilised egg was pretty grim. Disturbingly crunchy.

Apart from that I'm not sure the weirdest thing I've eaten. The same mutton stew 3 meals a day for a week in the middle of nowhere with Mongolian nomadic families? Or maybe the South Australian delicacy, a pie floater (meat pie served - sometimes upside down - in a shallow bowl, filled with pea soup).

I could totally go a pie floater right now, actually.

steff13 Fri 11-Jul-14 03:51:18

Crocodile, deep fried

HidingUnderMyDuvet Fri 11-Jul-14 05:35:33

I've eaten bees and bee larvae!

MooseBeTimeForSpring Fri 11-Jul-14 05:57:45

Come on! Has no one mentioned Durian yet? Bastard thin repeated on me too. Didn't taste any better.

MaMaPo Fri 11-Jul-14 06:04:38

I don't mind durian or jackfruit - the smell is worse than the taste!

Theodorous Fri 11-Jul-14 06:15:34

We had hooves at Qatari dinner the other night. They were especially cooked by our close friend for my husband so we had to wade through them. Very strong flavour (apparently good for the sperm!)

Hoppinggreen Fri 11-Jul-14 08:04:53

Snake, sea urchin, alligator, antelope, zebra, frogs legs

sashh Fri 11-Jul-14 08:11:45

Why does everything taste if chicken. Is it default taste

I know a vegetarian who brought her kids up veggi. One of her teenagers had chicken at someone's house and she asked him what he thought.

"It tastes like quorn"

vixsatis Fri 11-Jul-14 08:11:50

Sea urchin. Cannot recommend

ouryve Fri 11-Jul-14 08:13:25

It's a toss up between the chocolate covered crickets and chocolate ant lolly.

BarbarianMum Fri 11-Jul-14 08:16:56

Locusts. Was told they tasted a bit like bacon frazzles. They don't.

bakingaddict Fri 11-Jul-14 08:29:31

Durian is lovely.....you can get Durian jam and biscuits too. One of the best cakes I ever tried was a Durian fudge cake. MIL gave me a packet but they do kinda stink out the biscuit cupboard

Have eaten jellyfish didnt really taste of much and chicken gizzards which were nasty. I have gone off century eggs but I eat chicken feet fairly regularly at dim sum. I draw the line at insects though

Callani Fri 11-Jul-14 08:29:58

I ate spicy ants in Vietnam - it is not an experience I wish to repeat. They got stuck in my throat and my back teeth - felt like there were creepy crawlies in my mouth for hours. shudder

bakingaddict Fri 11-Jul-14 08:30:05

Durian is lovely.....you can get Durian jam and biscuits too. One of the best cakes I ever tried was a Durian fudge cake. MIL gave me a packet but they do kinda stink out the biscuit cupboard

Have eaten jellyfish didnt really taste of much and chicken gizzards which were nasty. I have gone off century eggs but I eat chicken feet fairly regularly at dim sum. I draw the line at insects though

KikitheKitKat Fri 11-Jul-14 08:33:15

I second andouillettes Verity, had that once and it was a white sausage that managed to stay white during cooking and was all stringy and chewy inside. Bleurgh!

mawinter Fri 11-Jul-14 08:34:24


FraidyCat Fri 11-Jul-14 08:44:04

People here have eaten plenty of stuff I wouldn't touch.

Mopani worms are caterpillars [shudder]. I turned them down in favour of giraffe, zebra meat etc. Don't really recommend those either, a bit tough.

I ate some dried (very dried) elephant meat, that was nice.

Someone served me what I though was a peeled and cooked apricot in a dish with lots of other stuff in a Chinese restaurant. I don't mind that it turned out to be a sea slug, was just disappointed that it wasn't an apricot.

I don't think a Durian is extreme food, but to the delight of someone else who fed me some, I gagged and spat out the piece they gave me. What else would you do when something with the taste and smell of concentrated vomit is in your mouth?

ephemeralfairy Fri 11-Jul-14 09:00:14

Chicken's feet in China. Actually not too bad, a bit glutinous and you had to avoid the claws/toenails...but essentially it just tasted like chicken.

And fermented mare's milk in Mongolia. Really the most revolting thing. Like rotting liquid feta cheese, but about ten times worse than that. Even cow's milk makes me gag so this was the stuff of nightmares. I didn't even attempt to finish it; I reasoned that my hosts would probably be more offended by me vomiting on the floor of their home than not finishing it...!

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 11-Jul-14 09:17:04

bakingaddict where can you get durian jam?

googoodolly Fri 11-Jul-14 09:20:23

Mountain goat

TheHighMarshal Fri 11-Jul-14 09:41:02

Lion and Black Bear in America!

An Ortolan in France was probably the highlight!

Lyttelma Fri 11-Jul-14 09:46:12

Guinea pig with chips
Tasted like chicken hmm

OfaFrenchMind Fri 11-Jul-14 10:00:20

Dog skewers, and fried termits.

MaMaPo Fri 11-Jul-14 10:21:04

Oh, kangaroo is a great everyday meat. Very lean and good for you.

I forgot goose intestine! In a hotpot in China. Deeee-licious. (No, genuinely.)

Ketchuphidestheburntbits Fri 11-Jul-14 10:31:09

A burger and chips including the gherkin slice from a well-known chain. It didn't taste like anything I recognised (definitely not chicken).

ithoughtofitfirst Fri 11-Jul-14 10:32:09

Wtf. Some of these are stinkin!

I tried eel once. But that's nothing, obviously!

Bankholidaybaby Fri 11-Jul-14 11:05:23

Live ants at Noma when they came to Claridge's. They tasted like lemongrass.

gordyslovesheep Fri 11-Jul-14 11:06:46


smoothieooo Fri 11-Jul-14 11:09:22

BBQ'd pigs testicles

HappyAgainOneDay Fri 11-Jul-14 12:33:29

Fish cheeks in Indonesia
Python ditto

StandardHeight Fri 11-Jul-14 12:56:22

Sea urchin, male and female apparently, yuck.

StandardHeight Fri 11-Jul-14 12:56:37

Oh and springbok, yummy

DogCalledRudis Fri 11-Jul-14 13:00:34

Pigs brains (yummy), a parakeet's egg (strange)

Flumpf Fri 11-Jul-14 13:00:38


MaMaPo Fri 11-Jul-14 13:09:41

Oh yes! Pig vagina in Romania. We originally ordered the testicles but the helpful waiters said the vagina was better.

LindaMcCartneySausage Fri 11-Jul-14 13:12:30

Camel's testicle in curry gravy in China

Rotten shark meat soused with vodka and puffin in Iceland

Sea slug in Singapore

I didn't go back for secondsgrin

partialderivative Fri 11-Jul-14 13:24:01

PetulaG Mopane worms as well, in fact a took a bag of them back from Botswana to my local pub in London. A mate of mine got rather drunk and finished them off like a bag of cheese and onion crisps. His GF was not impressed.

I ate rat in North Nigeria, like many others on this thread, I had no choice.

NigellasDealer Fri 11-Jul-14 13:25:16

eels and liquor with mash

ithoughtofitfirst Fri 11-Jul-14 14:11:07

flumpf I wanted to eat my placenta. Not beforehand but then when I saw it ... after about 4 days of no sleep and a really long labour I must have been starving because it looked LUSH. but then someone handed me some toast and the moment passed.

Smilesandpiles Fri 11-Jul-14 14:14:41

Sour cream and chive crickets.

Thurlow Fri 11-Jul-14 14:16:31

Lambs brains - not too bad, actually.

And tripe. Which was ok until you worked out what it was. This was abroad, in a run-down boarding school. The other English girl with me was adamant that we must be eating calamari grin

AmberLav Fri 11-Jul-14 14:16:40

Seal is surprisingly nice, sort of like fishy beef, but I had to close my mind to the thought, that was in Greenland. Whale was chewy, in the same place (all meat is provided by the hunters...) Whale blubber is very unappetising...

taxi4ballet Fri 11-Jul-14 14:17:41

Ugali - revolting cornmeal sludge cooked on a paraffin stove and tasted like it too.

Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 14:26:58

Smoked whale in Norway. All I could taste was the very strong smoky taste.
And a crayola crayon with ketchup once. For a bet.

PetulaGordino Fri 11-Jul-14 14:33:29

guinea pig tasted nice but frankly not much meat on lots of bones so i wouldn't bother again

i had kangaroo and it was very dry and tough, but that may well have been bad cooking so i would try it again

Lweji Fri 11-Jul-14 14:43:39

Lambs brains - not too bad, actually.

Lambs brains are great. Shame they are not commonly sold here anymore.

I do like a few things that could be considered odd, such as fish eyes. Snails are also very common here and a delicacy, but I went off them when I was a child.

We also eat many sorts of sea food, such as goose neck barnacle (great), razor clam (ok).

I am supposed to have eaten camel and alligator or crocodile, and frogs legs. All were fine. Alligator was like a more consistent chicken breast.

DamnBamboo Fri 11-Jul-14 14:44:47

Pig vagina and goose intestine.

WTF is wrong with you people?

Lweji Fri 11-Jul-14 14:44:55

My own breast milk. Does it count? grin

Clawdy Fri 11-Jul-14 14:45:48

Tuna sausages. Starter at a dinner party at our lovely French neighbour's. She'd gone to a lot of trouble to get them,but fishy-tasting sausages are all wrong....

bakingaddict Fri 11-Jul-14 16:35:26

FutureRuler i'll have to check with my dear MIL, all the things weird and wonderful i've eaten are courtesy of her. If she gets it in this country then more than likely from Chinatown in London or could be when she makes visits back home to Malaysia

Baby food

ithoughtofitfirst Fri 11-Jul-14 16:51:26

For anyone who has said whale.... shame on.

I think if I just ate whale I would sit in a dark too and rethink my life.

pillowaddict Fri 11-Jul-14 17:01:37

Reindeer, frogs legs, goose neck, snail, wasabi ice cream

pinkmagic1 Fri 11-Jul-14 21:15:39

Mish, which is a type of rancid Egyptian cheese produced by leaving it in pots in the hot sun for months or even years. It is riddled with little maggots and tastes rank!

MrsToddsShortcut Fri 11-Jul-14 21:25:43

Dried Yak
Yak Milk Tea
Dried insect wings

dun1urkin Fri 11-Jul-14 21:28:51

guinea pig, alpaca (carpaccio), impala

Interested to read how others found guinea pig. I thought it was like brown turkey meat.

Quite surprised that goat is seen as weird. We have it quite a lot, it's especially nice in a hotpot, which we (rather unimaginatively) call goatpot.

PetulaGordino Fri 11-Jul-14 21:34:44

guinea pig was a bit like rabbit, but less meat on the bones

loveableshoulder Fri 11-Jul-14 21:35:02

Raw goat brains.
Guinea pig. Seemed quite normal to be eating guinea pig though (in Peru).

ScrambledSmegs Fri 11-Jul-14 21:39:22

Lambs brains too. Very nice.

Also bull's testicles. They were rather tough, I wouldn't bother. The taste didn't make up for the chewiness.

Passmethecrisps Fri 11-Jul-14 21:41:01

I have also had ugali. Not so tasty actually.

And cinnamon dusted grasshoppers.

Passmethecrisps Fri 11-Jul-14 21:41:55

Oh. And I think donkey. Not very sure as we thought it was beef but the translation was a bit dodgy

Pugaboo Fri 11-Jul-14 21:43:44

I challenge you to name the weirdest non-meat thing you've eaten. You're all just listing animals (or eggs or durian).

ScrambledSmegs Fri 11-Jul-14 21:44:52

Oh, my childhood friend's mum (HK Chinese) used to make this dish she said contained caterpillars. Friend chuckled about her mum's sense of humour and ate dish quite happily. I tried it once out of politeness but wasn't keen.

Many years later, another friend points out that mum really isn't joking, and friend has really been eating caterpillars all these years. Friend was shock envy

And that really wasn't the weirdest thing she'd been eating either.

ScrambledSmegs Fri 11-Jul-14 21:46:03

I used to eat grass. And dandelions. If it was good enough for the rabbits I thought it would be good for me too.

It gave me a really dodgy stomach.

Baby seal sausages


Good point pugaboo

WyrdByrd Fri 11-Jul-14 21:51:19

Emu pâte - ok, just like any pâte really
Camel - bit like corned beef
Crocodile - meh
Kangaroo steak - yum!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Jul-14 21:52:14


Wtaf are the chips about in there?.

DH buys exotic meat sometimes so we have these things on a fairly regular basis:
Springbok, crocodile, kangaroo, camel.

I am pregnant so have gone off them all! More for him grin

Theas18 Fri 11-Jul-14 22:04:32

Whale in Iceland. Very nice actually, like very tender beef. The ethics of it are difficult - when you look at it through the eyes of Icelanders when it is a traditional food . Minkes aren't endangered.

I like tripe with vinegar and salt /pepper. Not had for years.

In France we try to find the eateries in rural villages where you have a cheap fixed price, fixed menu with little choice ( designed for locals). We have had some lovely food, though not necessarily easy to know exactly what. However pigs trotters were cold and gelatinous, and tête de veau ( which I foolishly thought might be like brawn ) was inedible.

Best, yummiest " near disaster" was a wet late lunch dash into a restaurant in albi with starving primary age kids. Got the last table in the only cheapish place open to find it specialised in offal! Dh and I had some great liver, the kids had the only other thing left - stewed ducks hearts in red wine . Which was actually really tasty .... And they ate it all! " yes dear it's bits of duck, sort of stew yknow" . Possibly didn't tell thrm the truth till a while later!

Theas18 Fri 11-Jul-14 22:07:10

Ugali... Never had it but a friend is in Kenya at the moment. She says it's like play dough in texture and taste!

Tootssweet Fri 11-Jul-14 22:20:21

Came on here to see why 100+ people had commented on eating weird 'feet' - might need to get eye test soon!grin

MaMaPo Fri 11-Jul-14 22:21:04

bamboo nose to tail eating respects the whole animal. Why not eat the intestine?

Weirdest non-animal - stinky fermented tofu covered in chili. Not that weird.

Passmethecrisps Fri 11-Jul-14 22:29:36

I ate ugali while on an expedition in the hills of Tanzania with school kids. Ugali is made from maize flour with water and was served with kidney beans - the ugali was used like a little grabber to pick up the beans.

Our kids were obsessed with talking about food and what they were missing so asked the local children what their favourite food was - every single one said ugali because it made them big and strong. Adults have the same answer.

It made our kids pause for thought for a while.

EurotrashGirl Fri 11-Jul-14 22:33:04


mollypup Fri 11-Jul-14 22:52:38

It's sad to read of the 'delicacies' people have eaten but haven't made any reference to the ethical implications of that choice.

Ortolan, seriously? The poor bird is fed in a dark box which causes it to eat continuously and then it's drowned in cognac.

Foie gras?

I might have a little cry.

nannyafrica Fri 11-Jul-14 22:57:49

Rat on a stick when I lived in Malawi. The villagers would bring them as gifts.

Chipandspuds Sat 12-Jul-14 07:56:32

Hmmm...some of the weirdest things I have eaten are nice, some not!

Shark fin soup - delicious, but I wouldn't eat it again since my brother explained what they do with the rest if the shark sad

Chicken feet - nice, we have this regularly when we have dim sum

Starfish - bought from a street food market in Beijing, vile, tasted of sand and I will never see a starfish as something pretty again!

Duck tongue - horrible, tried it and feel awful when I feed ducks at the park.

Frogs legs - taste okay but not enough meat to make it worth the hassle of getting the meat off the legs!

Snails - I tried these once and they were very chewy and hard to swallow. Wouldn't eat them again.

Fried scorpion on a stick - again from a Beijing street food market. Actually very crunch and salty, quite tasty!

Oyster - not nice IMHO although I know some people love them. Cold and salty.

Jellyfish - eaten with chicken and noodles, enjoyed this.

Eel - okay, ate it steamed with black bean sauce, didn't like the bones though.

Squid, mussles etc. are all pretty 'normal' aren't they? I like squid, not keen on mussles although I will eat them.

Chipandspuds Sat 12-Jul-14 07:58:26

And I forgot tripe, it tasted nice until I realised what it was!

Also eaten chicken hearts, they were very tasty.

I like black pudding as well - I blame my dad for that!

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sherazade Sat 12-Jul-14 11:58:38

I've had stuffed goat many a time in the UAE it tastes like a lovelier and even more tender version Of lamb, i didnt think it was a weird food.

The oddest thing I've had is shark meat and i actually de gutted and cleaned the darned thing before cooking it!

foofooyeah Sat 12-Jul-14 12:04:15

Spicy sea slug!

Lweji Sat 12-Jul-14 12:30:34

I agree with molly in that eating animals is one thing.
Eating animals that died a slow death and were mistreated is another thing.

bigdog888 Sat 12-Jul-14 13:35:53

Like I said molly get over it.

Ilovenewts Sat 12-Jul-14 13:45:11

Kangaroo is ok. Not as nice as steak but quite nice.
Buffalo is pretty much the same.
Ostrich I've eaten.
Warthog pate - v nice.
I've eaten goat - was lovely. I was going to try camel on holiday but it was over priced so I didn't.
I wouldn't eat durian if my life depended on it. Even the smell of the uncut fruit makes me heave.

Ilovenewts Sat 12-Jul-14 13:48:39

I'm with Molly. Would never eat something like shark fin soup. A group of us once walked out of a restaurant when we saw it on the menu.

millimurphy Sat 12-Jul-14 13:56:16

Not everyone eats animals hmm.

FreudiansSlipper Sat 12-Jul-14 14:05:59

Dog in Vietnam think it tasted like beef

Was offered monkey brain I declined

Crocodile tasted odd fishy with a tough chicken texture and kangaroo steaks they were quite nice

A smoked banana leaf filled with gelatine I took a bite pretend I was full it was revolting another delicacy was roasted forest rat being full from the disguised gelatine I got away with not offending anyone (this was in Laos)

FreudiansSlipper Sat 12-Jul-14 14:12:31

Goat curry is lovely

Camel butter is not so nice

somuchtosortout Sat 12-Jul-14 23:08:29

Stew with cow hide and fresh water snails. Snails the size of my fist. Cow hide basically unchewable bits of leather. The whole thing smelt like something decomposing.

could not bring myself to taste.

somuchtosortout Sat 12-Jul-14 23:12:17

Nanny I was going to mention the mice skewers! (now live in Malawi). Did you see the fried termites?!

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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