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What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?

Asked by gypsywench (1616 points ) August 15th, 2010

Ever had balut? Or anything really weird or unusual?

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ysrang's avatar

Koreans eat live octopus. I’ve had it before but had a hard time to swallow it.

shego's avatar

Yes, I have had balut. It was the nastiest thing I have ever had.
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CrankMonkey's avatar

A farmer once served me brains and eggs. He also like tongue sandwiches. Brains were like very salty sausage. Tongue looked gross but tasted fine.

shego's avatar

@CrankMonkey Wow! You must have a strong stomach.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Cow tongue really just tastes like beef. My grandmother cooks it everyone once in a blue moon.

boffin's avatar

Rattlesnake. . . Tasted like Chicken. . .

wundayatta's avatar

Whale meat. Probably 40 years ago. So I don’t really remember what it tasted like. Probably kind of an oily beef.

Seek's avatar

Rattlesnake. Tastes nothing like chicken, but it’s a pain in the arse to eat. Too many bones.

ragingloli's avatar

A small spider. On my ice cream.

boffin's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Depends on how it’s prepared. I’ve had it twice. The first time it seemed rather greasy. No bones just a lot of bite size chunks of meat. The second time was on skewers with veggies over an open flame.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Cougar and elk.Oh, and black pudding.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I guess I’m a bit of a cannibal, because I once had a jellyfish stew.

Seek's avatar

@boffin

Ah. Well, mine was prepared by shooting the thing in the head when it tried to attack my cat in my garage, and later skinned, chopped, breaded, and panfried.

Frenchfry's avatar

Wierdest thing I can think of now is buffalo. I lived in ND and it was or is popular up there. It is not all that bad.

downtide's avatar

Jellyfish tentacles, which I had as part of a chinese banquet. They were kind of like noodles but fishy-tasting. Strange texture, quite pleasant. The octopus, which I had at the same banquet, was like eating slices of rubber.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’ve had Balut in Philippines (partially developed duck embryo), very yuck. I’ve been served sheeps eyeball at a tribal feast in Pakistan, swallowed whole with a gulp of tea.

Austinlad's avatar

Hard to answer, because so many of the delicacies I now love, including caviar, beef tartare, shellfish and sushi, looked so yucky when I first tried them.

But the one that stands out is uni (sea urchin), which I always order when I eat sushi. I love its taste and texture, but it looks like a dab of vomit, and not one of my friends, even the ones who love sushi as much as I do, will touch it. That’s good for me because it’s very expensive.

gypsywench's avatar

@Austinlad I’ve had uni before. Dragon rolls with the eel is very good too. Caviar isn’t so odd. I’ve had gator nuggets, and kangaroo jerky. Balut, and opihi.

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