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JUSTKLH Posts: 1,489
3/22/13 5:43 P

Frog legs, escargot (snails), and yakitori (Japanese barbeque served on skewers). I actually like them all; I am not very picky.

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3/22/13 9:12 A

DH swears that he ate peanut butter and Velveeta sandwiches emoticon

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 3/22/2013 (09:12)
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3/21/13 9:12 P


But better yet, I got to watch my best friend try pickled pigs ear emoticon

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3/21/13 7:02 P

Kangaroo...gator tail...squirrel gravy

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3/21/13 6:53 P


3/21/13 4:27 P

Rutabaga, gator tail, cactus, snails (yuck), yucca

3/21/13 4:21 P

Deep fried cod tongues.... I was apprehensive... but they were DELICIOUS!

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3/21/13 4:09 P

Dill pickle soup. I had it yesterday and it was delicious. I think it is Polish???

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3/21/13 3:11 P

@GetResults - durian is one of the few things Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) does not like. Knowing that, I'm not sure I could get myself to taste it!

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3/21/13 3:02 P

I haven't eaten that much weird stuff really. I had alligator once, it was good. I ate rattle snake, also not bad. Probably the grossest thing I've ever eaten was a burger in Italy. They brought it to me RAW. Never again. Yuck!

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3/21/13 1:29 P

Chocolate covered crickets! emoticon

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
3/21/13 12:31 P

I know a lady that eats pancakes topped with ketchup and maple syrup.... emoticon

Again, I'd... rather eat grasshopper

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3/21/13 12:26 P

I had piranha and grub in Peru. You know that scene in The Lion King when Timon and Pumba are looking under rocks and stuff and find those fat little worms? That's what I ate. And surprisingly not too bad!

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3/21/13 12:20 P

The weirdest food to me that I've eaten was smoked squid (too chewy) and shark (didn't like it).
Also, mt. goat = surprised that it was really good, like a rich beef.

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3/21/13 12:17 P

Sea urchin and octopus were a couple (which I liked both). Huitlacoche (cuitlacoche) is a Mexican corn fungus, is also tasty, although it looks awful. This one was a hard choice.

And one that my husband won't think of trying, Peanut Butter/Bacon/Sweet Pickle Relish sandwiches (on white bread).

Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 3/21/2013 (12:18)
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3/21/13 11:11 A

Without a doubt is was escargot. Totally bland with the exception of overpowering garlic.

No thanks

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3/21/13 10:52 A

I'm a picky eater as it I'm NOT about to knowingly eat insects, animal organs (unless it's chicken gizzards or livers, or beef liver), most seafoods (like sushi, oysters, clams, crabs, calamari, mahi mahi, shark, etc).

And as one poster noted, he ate monkey meat! Uh, that's a good way to get ebola and a number of other exotic, often deadly diseases!

The weirdest thing that I've ever eaten is peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. Love them. Rabbit, squirrel, quail, deer (venison), frog legs....yummy!

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3/19/13 11:56 P

Snails, calamari, frog's legs. Always wanted to try rattlesnake, but haven't had a chance yet.

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3/19/13 11:45 P


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3/19/13 11:04 P

fried grasshoppers

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3/19/13 10:44 P


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3/19/13 10:25 P


SUNSHINE20001 Posts: 637
3/19/13 10:24 P

I've had alligator, calamari, snails ,and frogs legs. Its funny, I never really considered them weird, uncommon yes, but liked them all esp calamari-yummy! I don't think I've ever had anything truly weird. I'm taking a cruise to southern carribean later this year, maybe i'll try and expand my horizens emoticon

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3/19/13 10:13 P


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3/19/13 9:37 P

by accident ate horsemeat in Holland! YUCK!

3/19/13 9:14 P

Shark fin soup, durian unusual fruit in Singapore, octupus

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3/19/13 8:55 P

Escargot, frog legs, alligator, octopus

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3/19/13 7:29 P

My son loves calamari. I thought it was disgusting, but once I tried one and it WAS disgusting.

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3/19/13 7:27 P

Kangaroo and no joke it was delicious! Like a very tender and flavorful steak.



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3/19/13 1:16 P

Calf and turkey fries.

Also had chicken feet, turtle and tripe

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3/19/13 12:37 P


or a hotdog - no telling what's in those emoticon

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FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,097
3/19/13 11:47 A

Wild boar

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3/19/13 11:45 A

Alligator many years ago

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3/19/13 11:44 A


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3/19/13 11:30 A

I went to an Ostrich festival. I tried many different ways to prepare and eat the ostrich. It was like a bland ground beef, but they were calling it the other white meat. A healthy alternative to red meat. It was bland, but I knew I could work with it at home and flavor it up better. I was excited for this to come on the market as they said it would. They said we would be able to find ostrich at almost any store, it never happened. I wish it would. I would seriously try it again and work with it. My whole family tried it and none of us got sick.

DLBROWN93 Posts: 887
3/19/13 11:29 A

frog legs, and they were delicious

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3/19/13 11:08 A

rattle snake

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3/19/13 11:05 A

Cricket inside of a sucker

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3/19/13 8:21 A

Alligator Sausage

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3/19/13 8:18 A

Chicken feet

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3/19/13 8:02 A


I'm Canadian and can't get grits here. they have "polenta" and "corn grits" - but it ain't the same at all.

I do love grits though... I just don't know anyone else here that does.

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3/19/13 7:52 A

A chocolate covered grasshopper.

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3/19/13 6:40 A

Monkey meat. It was pretty good.

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3/19/13 5:53 A

duck tongue

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3/19/13 5:52 A

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3/19/13 5:40 A

Fried squirrel.

EXENEC Posts: 5,624
3/19/13 4:24 A

I was doing voluntary medical work in Peru and my host family honored us with a special feast: roast guinea pig. I had raised them as a child so it was traumatizing. (Even worse, they were delicious.)

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
3/19/13 2:18 A

Hmmm perhaps the most "unconventional" food I've ever eaten were Chapulines - deep fried grasshoppers, a common-everyday "snack food" in parts of southern Mexico. Unsuprisingly, grasshoppers taste - kind of like grass ha ha.

Also on the Weird List would be

Raw sea urchin roe - cracked open on the beach by a random local fisherman we ran into, in eastern New Zealand.

Frogs legs (was trying to be daring at a french restaurant once - they were kind of good).

Pickled pigs feet (a childhood treat - the sight of them repels me from eating them as a grownup now though)

"Thousand year egg" - consider me Not A Fan, but, I did try a rice-ball with a piece of one of these weirdly preserved egg chunks in it, and swallowed it like a good sport. I... would rather eat grasshopper, next time.

I'm sure there's more - I will try (almost) anything, once.

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3/19/13 1:00 A

A couple months ago I got the chance to spend a week in Kenya with my dad. While we were there we went to this BBQ restaurant in the capital, Nairobi, called Carnivore. My rule with meat is that if it's a mammal, I don't eat it. I just eat poultry and fish. So when I saw crocodile and ostrich were on the menu, I just had to try them.
The crocodile had the same taste and somewhat chewy consistency of lobster, which wasn't so surprising to me.
The ostrich is what threw me off. What I expected to be like turkey ended up being very similar to a very, very rare steak. But I had to try it (it's apart of the traveling experience!) Sure enough, the next morning I was sick.

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