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post #76 of 91
From a while back...
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
I skipped dinner, but just got back from lunch. They had this on the menu:
post #77 of 91
Ah, Tony Bourdain had the chicken ass in Korea. He thought it was mighty chewy.
post #78 of 91
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Originally Posted by Roikins View Post
Sounds like the eating of Ortolan.
"First, it is caught with a net in the forest. Taken alive, its eyes are poked out and the bird is put in a small cage. It's then force-fed oats, millet and figs until it has swollen to four times its normal size. Then the bird is drowned alive in fine cognac. Then, it's roasted whole, in an oven at high heat, for six to eight minutes. Once it reaches the table, a napkin is placed over the eater's head. The technique of eating the ortolan is to put the whole bird into the mouth, with only the beak protruding. Here sadism mingles with masochism. The first taste as you crunch on the bird is the brandied flesh and fat. Then, the bitterness of the guts follow and finally, as the tiny, delicate bones are being chewed on, they will lacerate the diner's gums, with the salty taste of the bleeding gums mingling with the richness of the fat and the bitterness of the organs. Chewing the ortolan takes approximately 15 minutes."

nice, Im pretty sure its been banned now (even in France).
post #79 of 91
I believe some pregnant women eat the placenta of their newborn.
post #80 of 91
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Originally Posted by juicemakesugar View Post
Everything that has been mentioned has been tame and softcore in nature except for the ortolan.

I myself like raw crab marinated in kim chee liquid.

Honestly, that sounds damn good. As I was growing up we had a korean family down the street, the grandmother would make kim chee on a pretty regular basis. Tasted great, but you couldn't be in the same room when the jar was first opened- had a smell all of it's own that the americanized stuff you can buy at the store just totally bypasses; a combination of death and chili sauce.

Same place I ate dog the first time.

Otherwise, if it's an american game animal I've probably eaten it. from the standard squirrel and rabbit to turtle to opossum (avoid), ground hog (not too bad) and raccoon (sooooo good).

Then you have your other standard fares such as-
Fried pig ears, pickled pigs feet (dilled, not sweet), tongue (makes a wonderful cut for corning or pickling), and honestly one of my favorite meat cuts to use in cooking is the cow or pig heart. has a gamier taste than standard cuts, but isn't overwhelming like liver and keeps a good consistency.

When i was younger there was always new stuff for dinner, we would rarely eat the same thing twice in a month, so I had plenty of opprotunity to be exposed to plenty of different "weird" foods.

Now I'll admit there's some stuff I'll never try, but it has to be pretty damn far out there to not even consider.
post #81 of 91
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Originally Posted by juicemakesugar View Post
Ah, Tony Bourdain had the chicken ass in Korea. He thought it was mighty chewy.

Yeah, and tasty albeit a little gamey too. Problem is, after the 4th one, all that fat can make you feel shitty, pun not intended.
post #82 of 91
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I believe some pregnant women eat the placenta of their newborn.

There is a phenomena known as "placenta roadkill" in the Four Corners Navajo reservation area. The mother eating the placenta was a cultural norm but apparently is not allowed in the area hospitals. So the father is often given the placenta to take home for the mother to eat. Many fathers do not really go with the old cultural norm (mothers too no doubt), so they pitch it out the car window driving home. Leading to, placenta roadkill.

Public health. What a field.
post #83 of 91
Octopus sashimi. Love it. Not sure how unusual that is.
post #84 of 91
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that was sick shit
post #85 of 91
in Denver at the Buckhorn Exchange, I had Rocky Mountain Oysters, rattlesnake dip, Yak, and shark. Asctually liked the oysters.
post #86 of 91
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Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
Fried pig ears, pickled pigs feet (dilled, not sweet), tongue (makes a wonderful cut for corning or pickling), and honestly one of my favorite meat cuts to use in cooking is the cow or pig heart. has a gamier taste than standard cuts, but isn't overwhelming like liver and keeps a good consistency.

When i was younger there was always new stuff for dinner, we would rarely eat the same thing twice in a month, so I had plenty of opprotunity to be exposed to plenty of different "weird" foods.

Now I'll admit there's some stuff I'll never try, but it has to be pretty damn far out there to not even consider.

I like the cut of your jib...you're my kind of people...etc.
post #87 of 91
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Originally Posted by arnach View Post
Octopus sashimi. Love it. Not sure how unusual that is.
trite.
post #88 of 91
snake and bird's nest/saliva
post #89 of 91
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I believe some pregnant women eat the placenta of their newborn.
Many animals do, and it's quite common in many cultures. Haven't we had several odd-foods threads? Anyway, here's a few favourites of mine: - Whale, can be prepared like beef - Cured ram's testicles, marinated in sour milk and roasted, a bit like kidney - Fermented (OK, rotten) shark (both this and the balls are Icelandic specialties) - Rakfisk, fermented fish, most often trout - Lutefisk, cod jellified with lye or caustic soda - Smalahove (smoked/dried/singed sheep's face, you eat the eye and face muscles) - Tørrfisk - dried cod, actually very nice, like fish jerky Except for the Icelandic shark, which was horrible, I'll eat any of the above regularly.
post #90 of 91
tacos made of cow eyes (ojo), cheek (cachete), brains (sesos) or head (cabeza). i don't know which parts of the head they use. all of them are good, especially the eyes.

a few have mentioned beef tongue, but i would not consider that strange or unusual. it's very common and i believe every jewish deli serves beef tongue.
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