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So I had some Gator Lunch the other day and I was wondering what kind of weird or otherwise interesting foods that people have had.
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Haha you are a riot 9route. I love it. Bringing that much needed silly humor to 11W. This site has everything!
I also find it hilarious that under his profile, every one of his Favorite Teams is a defunct professional sports franchise. Random sillyness. Your Twitter jokes are random and amusing too, 9er
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Went to a Jewish friend's Seder and had gefilte fish. It was gross.
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Passover? It is indeed disgusting, but some claim it's an acquired taste.
Yup. For spring break in college one year I went with my roommate to visit his extended family in NYC and experienced the Passover feast. Everything else (brisket, matzah ball soup, etc.) was fantastic. The gefilte fish on the otherhand, terrible.
Hey everybody! You know what would make this awesome meal better? You know how everyone loves eating random fish parts that have been run through a blender and then mashed back together to vaguely resemble a fish filet? Let's have that! But don't forget it must be purchased in a jar where its soaked in its own juices for the better part of a year. It's fresher that way.
It's like the particle board of the seafood world. Particle board that's been left in the rain.
Tried a doggie doughnut yesterday just to see why the dog goes crazy over them. I still don't get it.
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Hey Cajun this may be a dumb question, but have you ever ate at Jacques Imos? I've only been to N.O. 2 times, but this place is one of my favorites. I'm jealous of your plentiful dining options... The Duck Andouille Sausage Gumbo, the Shrimp/Alligator Cheesecake, and the Deep Fried Poboy are on my must tries at Jacques Imos.
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Yes. The wife and I go every couple months. The wait to get in is usually a dealbreaker for me. The food is as good as it gets. Next time your in town, check out Crabby Jacks on Jeff. Highway. Jacques owns both places. Try the cochon poboy, it's crazy good.
Will do, thanks!
Shark is unbelievable!
And in regards to an odd food that I've eaten. Oh boy, everyone brace themselves for what I'm about to lay down. I'll start the story by saying that when I was 12 my family traveled to Wyoming/Yellowstone. We stayed with family friends who live in Wyoming, and one night the family took us to their favorite restaurant in their Wyoming area. Well, I ordered a burger and just stuck with the familiars, but the dad of the other family ordered "fried bull testicles" and he was raving about them the whole night. So finally, yes at 12 years old I tried a small bite of fried bull testicles. It was stringy, but didn't taste all that bad. So indeed Bull testicle is the most interesting food I've ever eaten!
There's actually a festival close to me here in Ohio for the exact same thing. It was this weekend as a matter of fact. Google the Tiro Testicle Festival. I'm not sure if they still do but the shirts used to say "come on out, you'll have a ball."
Out west we call them "mountain oysters." There are several well-attended mountain oyster festivals in TX, CO, and maybe a couple of other spots.
Rocky Mountain Oysters!
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Also had these for the first time at a tailgate party when I was around the same age, one of my first memories from going to the Shoe with my dad and grandpa.
Now, I challenge somebody to top my interesting food! I'm sure it can be done, so I'm hoping there's a challenger out there who can top bull testicle!
Also, I have seen bull bozacks eaten throughout Mexico. They are called "criadillas" down there. Craziest dish I've seen in Mexico? Bone marrow tacos. It's called "tuetano."
Most interesting? Where do I start? Horse tartare in Toronto. Pork hearts and kidneys, bugs in Bangkok, sparrow, shark fin soup, bird nest soup, ( Bangkok) thymus glands, lion, beef hearts and rattlesnake
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yep, game over. Raw horse is the winner.
****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in. FACT
By a nose? Wait, do you eat the nose? Who knows...
The horse is first course, of course, of course.
...Sheep balls - that's right. Tell em why yours are so tasty.
The trick is you gotta cut em real high...
off season threads are fun.
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Chinese restaurants in Central America. Mystery meats. Lots of them.
I worked ~7 years in pet food retail. I've eaten more Milkbones and dog treats than I'll ever care to admit.
Some of the higher end stuff is damn good though--human grade, to boot! These things literally taste better than Teddy Grahams, I shit you not.
Did you eat them on bets or for fun?
Little of both. I worked for a small company and had a lot of downtime between customers. You gotta pass the time in some way or another, and it made for some damn good entertainment. Besides, you can't beat convincing a customer to try something like those aforementioned treats that you know are good--they'll buy them just for that alone.
LOL....my youngest daughter somehow got the idea in her head that Teddygrahams are the be all, end all cure to everything under the sun! Every time I get sick, she's constantly trying to force Teddygrahams down my throat....lol
My oddest thing is either frog legs, squirrel, pheasant, quail, rabbit, the all too interesting boudin and fried bass eggs. My dad was a hunter so I've pretty much had all the wild game you can imagine.
I am still working in the pet food industry and have tried a few different types of treats myself, I can attest to your statement on some of the quality of treats...we have these frosted cookies that are decorated like Buckeye helmets and ttun helmets and I'm positive if you set them out at a party they'd probably all get eaten.
Yup. I remember eating those frosted doggie cookies, they used yogurt-based icing, since the sugar-based icings aren't edible for dogs.
What store do you work for, if you don't mind me asking?
I actually work for a distributing company, used to be called K&W Distributing, but just got bought out by a larger supply company called Phillips Feed and Pet Supply.
Yeah, I know them! I worked at PetPeople, and K&W was our primary distributor (along with Wholesome, to a lesser extent). K&W was about the only distributor we had that actually knew how to load a pallet haha.
I ate 3 things in the Philippines that I have never eaten again since I left the service.
1) A beetle (Dare)
2) Monkey meat (Dare)
3) Balut (half developed chicken served in its shell)
The monkey meat was good(had to eat it with hot sauce) and the other two were gross as hell.
2 things.......frog legs and yes they really do taste like chicken and soft shell crabs......not like the ones you grab the shell pull out the meat and enjoy these you actually eat the whole damn thing shell included but i have to say those were some of the best crab i've eaten. I thought my wife was gonna lose her cookies when i started eating them. lol and also ive eaten snails..........they really arent that bad if you have some nice melted butter and garlic to dunk them in
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I've eaten pickled cow tongue and heart. It's pretty damn good. Just have to get over the texture.
Escamole, pig intestines, Haggis, & rotted shark. Rotted shark is the worst thing by far.
Ate a nightcrawler once on $50 bet. Put it on the grill first...didn't puke like I thought I would.
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I did that on a $2 bet once... im jealous lol
I had durian once. It is a large spiked fruit that has a very pungent smell something like pig manure. It was definitely the worst smelling thing I have ever eaten. Thankfully, the flavor was better than the smell. I wasn't quite as impressed with the taste as some people are though.
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Had durian in Bangkok. Smelled like a rotten onion, mixed with custard.
So when I was a kid I would ask my dad " what's for dinner" and he would say " bird nest soup". So in 2011 I went to Bangkok and I finally got to try the bird nest soup that my dad had been promising.
My cat ate 1/2 a chipmunk yesterday before I got it away from him.
Ohh, I have also eaten lamb eye ball tacos
I guess I don't find it that surprising that somewhere people eat lamb eyeballs. I do find it very strange that that anyone would put them into a taco.
I have a really hard time imagining someone saying "I just hate it when my taco shell breaks and my lamb eyeballs fall out".
Yeah, figured it wasn't Old El Paso, but no reason to let that get in the way of the joke:
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Peanut Butter Bacon Cheese Burger.
I'm not really sure how "interesting" it is relative to everyone else. But I don't eat many exotic type foods so this is all I got.
A local pub sells it. It's very very good.
Tacos are very interesting. So is pizza.
Guinea Pig or cuy. Cow heart kabobs or anticuchos. Alpaca steaks (really not that weird, but amazingly good). Freeze dried potatoes or chuño. All from Peru.
Also poi, not bad with a little sea salt.
Roasted suckling pig (in Spain) so tender they literally cut it with the side of a plate.
Cicadas. They taste like peanut butter...at least I thought so.
Class of 2010.
Sorry. Thought this was the soccer thread.
Sea horse soup was definitely interesting. Thank you Beijing.
I would say kratom (or maybe it was kava?) tea. My friend brought some back after taking a trip to some remote places in southeast Asia. Basically, it's a tea, that is really thick. It almost seems like mud. The taste is somewhat awful, but might grow on you. The real reason that anyone would drink it is the effects: it numbs your tongue and mouth in a sneaky hypnotizing way that becomes unmistakable, and gives you a slight buzz.
While I was working in Malaysia, I got to taste some weird things from SE Asia. Best of: Grilled crickets (Thailand), stewed dog (Vietnam), batter-dipped tarantula (Cambodia) and snake (Indonesia). Ah well, still better than anything I ate in England.
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I had gator at the NC state fair a year or two ago and it was INCREDIBLE. I haven't had any since then, but it's certainly not for lack for trying.
I've also had shark, elk, ostrich, goat, and bison before. All very good. Curry goat is one of my favorites from any Jamaican place.
I took an archery class last year and our teacher brought in some venison patties from deer he had hunted, so that was the first time I'd had that and it was pretty good.
Interesting, the gator I ate was at a place in okeechobee, Florida. Now they were Gator bites and they were fried but quite good nonetheless. I have always wanted to have shark. Is it any good???
There was this time that my plane crashed in the Andes....
Spotted Dick in a can.
Ate many a two legged deer in Columbus back in the good old 70`s
Escargo, delicious snails so so good. A restaurant downtown offers kangaroo that I may have to try.
On the other hand a cow worker is trying to get me to try chicken feet. She swears by them, but she can keep that mess.
~Because we couldn't go for three~
Don't you just love auto correct? Trying to imagine a female cow worker.... Were you employed at a dairy? :) (oops, forgot the sarcasm font!)
I've had kangaroo tenderloin. It was very lean and slightly gamey, but not unpleasantly so. I would order it again.
I ate at Taco Bell once. Had the runs for two days. Needless to say, I have never gone back!
I once lost a bet and said I would eat my hat and I did. It was not tasty....
Unrelated to this, I'm not sure if anyone has heard of Shoenice, but this guy will eat ANYTHING you ask, from glue to condoms to crazy amounts of alcohol. Click here to see him eat a stick of deodorant.
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Had this fruit in Hawaii a couple of years back. In spite of the fact that the guy at the roadside stand called them something derogatory like fuzzy nuts or nut sack or something like that, they tasted really good. Not sure what they are actually called. . . . and to a lesser extent, the fact that I liked them, not sure what that says about me.
Looks like lychee. Had some in Vietnam, along with dragon fruit:
All time BEST thing I've EVER eaten.....WOLVERINE!!!!!.........LOL
Tastes like Weasel and Plays like Chicken
Boiled 2 sacks of crawfish for the family and some friends at my Uncles' farm in Port Jefferson over the weekend. It was funny watching people try them for the first time. We ended up picking about 20lbs of tail meat so that I could make crawfish etouffee. That seemed to solve the problem some people had with eating "mudbugs".
BY FAR one of the best things I have ever eaten, anywhere.
Hunting with my older cousin and brother years ago, my brother shot a squirrel. My cousin bagged it and told us to take it to our grandmother, laughing. Little did we know that my grandmother had dressed more than her fair share of game. She looked at us and said. "I'll clean it and cook it. You killed it, you eat it."
Tasted like chicken.
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