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  • maciac

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    Hello,
    I am gathering information for a private report about strangest foods around the world. I would be grateful if you helped with it. As I have to make a long jurney the information about places I should visit would be really piceless.
    Thanks,
    Maciek

    #1 Posted: 24/7/2006 - 20:23

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    Hi Maciek,

    Deep fried spiders
    Ant eggs
    All manner of bugs critters

    In Laos I once saw "Hot male in ash" on the menu -- I didn't order it though!

    In Morocco once ate live octopus...

    Perhaps others have more

    #2 Posted: 25/7/2006 - 06:27

  • steviej

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    I know, I know.

    It's not South East Asia but:

    I sipped 'Gibnut' (a type of rodent) stew and tried 'Tree Chicken' (Iguana) in Placencia, Belize back in 97, both absolutely delicious. Last year a few friends and I dined on devine Guinea Pig in Cusco, Peru.

    #3 Posted: 28/7/2006 - 22:13

  • tsargood

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    In SE China I ate 6 scorpions fried on a bamboo skewer. Which made me feel quite ill for some time afterwards.
    In Mongolia I drank fermented horses milk, the local booze, it is quite strong and very hard to keep down, it’s an acquired taste.
    In Lithuania I ate a pigs trotter, not much meat and very fatty, quite tasty though.
    Also in China, I had 'Heavenly Cow', another name for donkey meat, Yuk!
    In Libya I ate Camel meat, not uncommon in that part of the world, quite good.
    In Tibet I ate Yak meat washed down with fermented Yak butter tea, the local staple, keeps you warm.
    In Iceland I had the local delicacy, shark meat that has been buried and allowed to rot, very disgusting flavour, smelt like ammonia.
    In Australia, I have tried a host of strange things, Kangaroo, Crocodile, Emu, Snake, Goanna, Witchety grub, Honey ants, all very good.

    #4 Posted: 2/8/2006 - 19:44

  • ReneHanoi

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    My favourite in Vietnam: hotpot with horse stomach, liver, intestins and so on for breakfast. Specialty in Lao Cai region, washed down with a lot of strong ricewine (alcohol, that is). Really disgusting.........
    Last week I had Iguana, porcupine and some kind of birds in Halong Bay, all of them really nice. They eat evereything that moves here.....

    #5 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 14:01

  • maciac

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    Thanks for all the information. Hope to gather as much as possible - really important

    #6 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 18:30

  • maciac

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    Could you please write me down what are the native names for those dishes? Thanks

    #7 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 19:51

  • steviej

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    Hi Maciac,

    The Gibnut stew was called Royal Rat Soup on the menu I saw but I think they also call it Queen Rat Stew on others. I've had a little delve on the net to find other names but to no avail.

    As for the Iguana it was just called Tree Chicken.

    It's most likely a language thing as they speak English in Belize.



    Chill
    steviej


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    #8 Posted: 9/8/2006 - 23:38

  • wolfman

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    jan.004 i ate a deep fried spider-a big tarantula actually-in cambodia.first thought not taste was yak. but it tasted a bit like across in beetween pop corn and fried squid or something. it was loads better than expected. neverthless i´m not going to eat spider again, i think.

    #9 Posted: 10/8/2006 - 19:56

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