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    Strangest thing or things you have ever eaten

    It just has to be outside the "norm" to work.

    I recently had this amazing fruit that I had never heard of called a Pluot. It's a cross between a plum and an apricot and its SO good. Very sweet!
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    Ate live squid in Korea one time. Was still wiggling and everything. It....Was...DELICIOUS.
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    Well, I've had possum, raccoon, turtle, alligator, and I personally enjoy the taste of banana tree leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Stone View Post
    Well, I've had possum, raccoon, turtle, alligator, and I personally enjoy the taste of banana tree leaves.

    LOVE the taste of gator. Had it blackened in a burger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    LOVE the taste of gator. Had it blackened in a burger...
    Sweet! I had some in a bratwurst!
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    Crocodile soup in Singapore and sea urchin roe.

    Croc soup was quite nice but pretty strong taste. Sea urchin roe smells like poop and the taste is very unusual. Of the two, croc soup I would have again, sea urchin no.

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    Well I ate cows tongue In Japan. They cut it in thin slices like pepperoni and then you grill the slices yourself. It was actually quite delicious. I also ate a whole horse mackerel, it was literally cut open, grilled or baked, then served on a plate which was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kishiko View Post
    Well I ate cows tongue In Japan. They cut it in thin slices like pepperoni and then you grill the slices yourself. It was actually quite delicious. I also ate a whole horse mackerel, it was literally cut open, grilled or baked, then served on a plate which was cool.
    Wow, that sounds like it could really be a topping for pepperoni pizza, thanks for the idea. By the way, an actual classic pepperoni, I mean California-style one, would be neat. The local restaurants still deliver but they are overwhelmed now. I guess it's time make own pizza in my portable oven like this
    So the strangest food I had were fried crickets and octopus...
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    Almost tried black pudding once when i went to the UK year ago... The someone told me what it was actually made of... Blergh! I had thought it was some kind of sweet dessert!

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    Strangest thing or things you have ever eaten

    I tried black pudding. I knew what it was and my friend thought he was pranking me :P He was impressed when he's asked, "Do you knew what you just ate?" And I told him exactly what I just ate, and didn't care :P

    Let's see.. I've had gator and kangaroo jerky, and conch fritters. Nothing crazy.

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    It turns out normal food for me usually falls into the range of "strange" for a lot of Western people.

    Like my favorite breakfast, it's sheep cheek and tongue with the brains used like butter. I never thought it was strange until I came to America and could not, for the life of me, find the flipping sheep heads in the grocery store. Thankfully my new grocer carries them, so it's all good.

    The thing I did eat that I found strange was done on accident (because I am near positive it's actually banned religiously for me). It was called kutti pi. I was told it was a goat curry, which it is, but I wasn't told how young the goat was that I was eating. It actually tasted pretty close to regular goat, if a bit more tender, but I won't eat it again just because my religion is pretty clear about not eating animals that are too young, for moral reasons. And kutti pi is WAY too young. I'm good with regular goat. It's got a better flavor.

    I've also had bear (greasy, ew), and eat alligator (lean and yummy) elk, deer, bison, buffalo, ostrich, and pigeon with some regularity. I'm trying to figure out what it is that I eat that actually qualifies as strange, because I'm so used to stuff I forget how it sounds to others.

    Oh, I also ate a starfish. My mom told me to hold it so she could take a picture of her little baby sea-faerie with the sea-star, and while she was getting the camera, I ate one of its legs... Ok, two of its legs. I think I liked it because it was crunchy.... I can't really recall my logic because I was only three years old at the time. But it being crunchy seems to make sense. My mom was horrified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anahita View Post
    Oh, I also ate a starfish. My mom told me to hold it so she could take a picture of her little baby sea-faerie with the sea-star, and while she was getting the camera, I ate one of its legs... Ok, two of its legs. I think I liked it because it was crunchy.... I can't really recall my logic because I was only three years old at the time. But it being crunchy seems to make sense. My mom was horrified.
    You are one of my favorite people lol. That is too funny.

    I really can't think of anything I've eaten that would be strange... like Anahita said, strange to one person is a cultural norm for others. My gf sometimes has filipino food that she loves, but I don't much care for. There's a shrimp/brine paste that you spread on sour mangoes that is her favorite. I tried it and was not a fan. I had "mushy peas" while in England and although it's a lot tamer than what most people have posted, it was weird to me.

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    Squid jerky, didnt realize that was a thing until on of my workout crazy shipmates showed me.. the smell of fish is way over powering and it taste just like it smells plus salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureMermaidNaveh View Post
    Squid jerky, didnt realize that was a thing until on of my workout crazy shipmates showed me.. the smell of fish is way over powering and it taste just like it smells plus salt.
    Yeah I had that in Japan its super popular over there. It was actually one of my favorite snacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kishiko View Post
    Yeah I had that in Japan its super popular over there. It was actually one of my favorite snacks.
    how do you get past the saltiness of it?
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    Standard sushi fare: octopus, eel, urchin, and conch as well as "live" scallop and urchin roe.

    Trips to China and Taiwan: century egg, jellyfish, sea cucumber, whole river shrimp, stinky tofu... though I still crave simple congee with scallions and peanuts

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    When I had my motorcycle, I would end up eating a lot of bugs, but not on purpose. Does that count?

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    Haha balut! I'll spare those of you that are blissfully unaware of what it is.

    Never again.

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    I think the oddest thing I've eaten or tasted is "Svartsoppa" (translates to Black soup, but it's not the same thing as the greek Blacksoup).
    You eat it on a Scanian holiday called "Mårten Gås", which is the day before Saint Martins eve which is on the 11th of november.
    It's basically a soup made of goose blood. (Gås is goose)
    You eat it as a starter course, followed by the main course which is a fully roasted goose. (Like americans eat their turkey)
    It tastes... Like iron.

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    I've had cow tongue as well, though my family's recipe is to stuff, brown, and then roast it. I love it.
    Another family recipe is debris (pronounced day-bree with a rolled r), which is most of the organs of a cow in brown gravy.
    Sea urchin sushi (not that great)
    Raw egg yolks as an energy boost blended in milk with molasses (yum!)
    Steak tar tar (raw beef pate. Really love it)
    I've had alligator (fried, barbecued, and in red gravy) and snapping turtle. Hope to one day try rattlesnake.
    Stingray (my husband's favorite fish. Too bad you can't buy it and can only catch your own)shark and eel.
    There's probably more I'm forgetting right now. Does it count that my family once gathered local wild edibles and cooked them up like spinach?
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