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What's the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Asked by Akua (4725points) September 5th, 2010

I’m talking about food people. What is the craziest thing you have eaten. Give details. I have eaten a Buffalo burger, and a sausage made from bear and alligator meat (I was at a Pow Wow). I have since become a vegetarian but I remember it was very tasty. What have you eaten?

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shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Chicken cookies – cookie dough made with little bits of cooked chicken in it.
I’ve had bear as well. It’s kind of normal at a sporting goods store pot luck. It wasn’t that bad.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

A shark the smell just blew me off and I couldn’t even swallow it!

downtide's avatar

At a Chinese banquet, I ate jellyfish (tentacles only) and octopus. The jellyfish was lovely, like fishy noodles. The octopus was like eating a slice of rubber. Not so nice.

I have also tried ostrich meat, which is dark and extremely lean and tender.

Whitsoxdude's avatar

Krispy Creme Chicken Sandwich
I am now scarred for life.
It tasted very strange, like chicken one moment, jelly donut the next… but mostly a gruesome mixture of jelly and chicken…. It was amazing.

ipso's avatar

Blowfish and shark fin soup were nothing, but horse and chicken sushi in Japan had me thinking I had stepped over the line, like some kind of canibal.

And chocolate covered ants.

And certainly “Huevos Rancheros” during hell week with 48 raw eggs and 2 cans of Copenhagen (uncooked, that’s it) and all the pledges having to eat every smidgen of it.

lillycoyote's avatar

Weird is kind of relative… but we used to eat eel when I was growing up. We had a boat and used to go out on the Chesapeake Bay and though we were fishing for other things, we would very often get eels on our lines, and they are actually very good, breaded and sauted beer and butter. And eels are a whole hell of a lot better than the raw sea slug and raw sea anemone I ended up eating when a friend of mine took me out to dinner insisting that sushi was the greatest thing in the world and he couldn’t possibly understand why I didn’t like it. It was disgusting. There’s also a very, very remote possibility that I might have eaten dog. I was in a particular place and I accepted an invitation to sit down for meal and some time after it was over I was informed that the stew I had eaten was made with dog meat. I was not at all convinced. I thing they were most likely just messing with me, but, considering the circumstances, I have always thought there was at least a remote possibility that they were telling me the truth. There might be something else weird that I have eaten. I have a feeling that I might just have blocked it out. If I remember, I’ll get back to you.

nebule's avatar

not very weird at all…but probably either Escargot or black rice (made with squid ink) in Spain

downtide's avatar

@lynneblundell I once tried to mix black rice and white rice because I thought it would look good. Unfortunately I mixed them before cooking and it all came out purple.

Austinlad's avatar

My own cooking!

harple's avatar

Feijoada… A Brazilian stew, that included pigs trotters, ears and goodness knows what else… see background and recipe here (and yes, I did have the traditional dish)

Frenchfry's avatar

I have eaten alligator and buffalo as well. I think tripe is a bit icky.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Black pudding It is part of any traditional English breakfast.

harple's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I love black pudding! I’m quite partial to a bit of haggis too :-)

rangerr's avatar

I along with my other cousins were essentially force-fed kitten burgers when we were little.
Long story and I’m not repeating it, but I’ll just say that we don’t talk to that uncle anymore.

nebule's avatar

do toenails count?? :-p

15acrabm's avatar

road kill
my science teacher was a bit crazy
i puked the moment it reached my stomache
so did half the class

Winters's avatar

I guess silkworms, but then again, I’ve eaten a lot of different things.

@downtide I gotta agree with you on the jellyfish tentacles, they are pretty nice.

Winters's avatar

@chels eel is awesome! my tastebuds give you their approval… unless you didn’t like it. lol

faye's avatar

I had alligator once-kind of chewy We have bison quite often- it’s relatively common here. And I’ve tried deer, moose, caribou and turtle.

Akua's avatar

@lillycoyote I’m going to assume it was dog. Don’t feel bad, you didn’t know. @downtide purple rice is cool. @Frenchfry Tripe is icky. What is it? @Pied_Pfeffer what is Black Pudding consist of? @lynneblundell toenails count only if they were someone else’s. @15acrabm Your kidding right? Why would you eat something your science teacher told you was road kill?!?! @py_sue and @Whitsoxdude I can’t eat anything that mixes sweet ans savory. Chicken in cookies and donuts sounds utterly disgusting. I take my hat off to all you guys, you officially have iron stomachs.

nebule's avatar

darn! :-)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@Akua I’ll spare you the gory version. Here is a link to a YouTube video on Black Pudding a.k.a. Blood Sausage.

Akua's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I love it when someone teaches me something new. Thank you for the link. Umm… Now that I know what Black Pudding is I will say: What the Fuck?!?!? Minced pork leftovers, pigs blood and fat all rolled into a sausage skin and this is breakfast? No thanks. :)

harple's avatar

@Akua if you’re not vegetarian, be willing to give it a go – just once… it is the tastiest thing on the plate :-)

Akua's avatar

I’m vegan. But thanks for the offer. :)

harple's avatar

@Akua nuff said! :-)

Edit – durr, yes – I should re-read the question more often, sorry!

downtide's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Black pudding is weird??

Frenchfry's avatar

@Akua Animals stomach. Some Menudo has it I could not stomach it. Blech!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@downtide It’s virtually unheard of, or at least available, here in the U.S.

Akua's avatar

Thanks @Frenchfry. Learned something else.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Here is Tripe. You’ll also want to avoid Chittlins and Scrapple.

faye's avatar

@downtide My mother-in-law used to make blood pudding. in Canada. I didn’t try it- too chicken.

Akua's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Oh I have seen Scrapple. Visiting relatives in the south, I saw this greyish brick shaped “meat” on many a table. You’d think that people would think, “Scrapple? Oh hell no!”
The name says it all. “SCRAP”.

downtide's avatar

Tripe is one thng I will never touch. When I was a kid I had a friend and when I went round to her house after school her mother would sometimes be cooking the stuff and it smelled vile.

faye's avatar

I forgot that I ate some horrendous mixture in France with a really neat name that I forget now. It turned out to be various gut type meats- blech! Chitlins reminds me of the name.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Garlic snails.
Oh, and little mini octopus legs mixed in with my calamari.

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