I'll start this off with a bang.
How many ever been to india and tried Kutti pi?
Kutti pi is a dish from the Anglo-Indian cuisine, consisting of the flesh of an unborn fetus from an animal
a friend of mine actually tried it, but I must say I wasn't brave enough.
Not to mention it was like buying drugs. He had to pay a local butcher at a farmers type market twice the cost of the meat itself just as a 'finders fee' to get it lol
#2 neosho has been a member since 13/8/2008. Posts: 386
In the States: couliflower with warm chocolate sauce...strange combo if you ask me and absolutely disgusting. It doesn't always have to be weird things ;-))
In New-Zealand: roadkill burgers...niammie ;-)
#4 Lawoat has been a member since 29/6/2009. Posts: 59
Live octopus in Morocco was pretty special (you washed it down with water so the tentacles didn't stick to your throat).
I always found the fertilised duck eggs to be especially vile...
#8 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,800
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oh man, I can't go 2 weeks without a healthy dose of somtam, usually with 15-20 chilies, ao phet phet! There are a couple of Lao/Thai places close by that do somtam/tam mak hoong very well. Love it so much that I've started to make it at home as well.
Roadkill burger!? you're kidding right? Thats just naaasty!
When I was in Indonesia my relatives and I were REALLY hungry and they were telling me about a local meatball soup joint that everyone raved on about (called bakso, some of you might be familiar). They usually open til really late, and it was about 1 in the AM. So we went and we got the normal meatball soup. Most meatball soups are noodles, vegetables and beef meatballs in broth. Yum. This was no different - only it was meatBALL (Singular). The ball was about the size of 3 fists. I laughed my a$$ off, I opened it up with my fork and spoon and insiiiiide I found.. ---> hearts (I don't know of what animal), other innards, and whole semi-fertilised chicken egg (like balut). And uh, call me an uptowner but I didn't eat it. Haha
Balut is pretty nasty, I'm not sure if theyre duck or chicken but theyre just about ready to hatch. Then you boil them and eat them. They got crunch to them and you can see their eyes and.. AGH. Needless to say I puked.
... but to top that, when I was in Indonesia a relative treated me to a local delicacy of a similar kind, only it was turtles (not duck or chicken). And again... needless to say. I hurled. I swear it's like a concoction of flesh, sand, and blended oysters.
Bitter cow bile is bizarre, I never knew bile was eaten as food.
But yeah I've tried rams penis (unknowingly), cow lung.
You'd think from all this i'd have an iron stomach. But I so don't haha.
#15 cheapzen has been a member since 12/10/2009. Posts: 8
A couple strange ones from here in Korea
-Fried chicken butt-hole
-BBQ Pig intestine
-Raw poultry organs (pheasant and chicken) such as the heart and liver.
-Octopus that they cut up while its alive so when you eat it, it moves around in your mouth.
A few other I will add later. I've tried all of these except the dog and horse.
I'm with Saphir, I hate Mac Crap. That said, I might enjoy a Big Mac alot more if the only other option is a fertilised egg!
In South Africa, the locals enjoy a meal called "walkie talkies", concisting mostly of chicken heads and feet, never been hungry enough to try it though.
#19 greenman42 has been a member since 18/9/2009. Posts: 63
Nothing is weird anymore, it's all food.
While I type, in the background, vacume sealing and then labeling meat. Big operation in the kitchen. "heart 09" "spleen 09" etc. I was chastised for leaving lungs and first stomach (whith bile) and large intestine in the snow, thank goodness I brought the head with ears and all those goodies.
Think it's time for me to take up vegetarianism.
Well, on the streets of Jakarta, the Bakso meatballs are sometimes made with rat meat rather than the beef...and that is street rat meat...
In the NW Arctic people bury raw fish in the permafrost and leave it for a long time until it ferments. Then it is dug up and eaten - I have eaten almost everything but brains (that I know of) but this fish was so disgusting I almost lost it - begged for the intestines instead...
In Chiang Mai somewhere I tried a bowl of chilli fried pig instestines washed down with dried fish skin for desert. Wasn't too bad.
Cartalidge soup aswell. Not sure what animal its from.
Always wanted to try the 'no name' meats knocking around the place, but never got round to it.
Also, has anyone tried the snake head fire pots they do in Vietnam? sound interesting.
#23 45baht has been a member since 25/1/2010. Posts: 21
yeah i had some Cambodian tarantula as well. The legs were ok, but the body was all powdery.
Weirdly spider wasn't the grossest thing i ate in Cambodia - that honor goes to a plate of sea-snails. I thought they might taste like land snails, however these looked like slugs, still had the pattern on their backs. They tasted how i imagine slugs to taste, ultra chewy and sticky and completely wrong. No aount of chili or lemon could disguise the grossness.
#25 mellimoon has been a member since 13/3/2007. Posts: 11
I've seen Frog porridge on a couple of menus. Didn't try it...
#27 Sampan has been a member since 3/9/2009. Posts: 110
I've eaten heaps of fried bugs in Thailand, with the exception of the cockroach. The whole "guts bursting out of the crunchy exterior" was enough to put me off. Couple of my mates did it though and they immediately consumed about a liter of water to wash down the "gooey goodness". Yuuuuk!
Don't think I could ever bring myself to eat a tarantula though, or that semi-fertilized duck egg. You guys are brave!
Deep fried whole frog in Siem Reap was pretty nice, narrowly managing to avoid the brain. I've also had the dog soup mattocmd mentions, but in Vietnam, along with grilled dog, dog liver and dog sausage! The live Moroccan squid sounds interesting though.
I think cheapzen's description of balut takes the biscuit though - being able to see and crunch on their eyes might be just a step too far for me...!
PS: francesstella's barking cow made me laugh a lot!!
I remember reading a snippet in the Bangkok Post a few years back about how a whole family died after mistakenly eating toad spawn for breakfast instead of frog spawn. There are reports of people dying after eating toads in Laos and Cambodia too.