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.
#1 maciac has been a member since 24/7/2006. Posts: 3
Deep fried spiders
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
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.
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.
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 ReneHanoi has been a member since 3/7/2006. Posts: 54
Thanks for all the information. Hope to gather as much as possible - really important
#6 maciac has been a member since 24/7/2006. Posts: 3
Could you please write me down what are the native names for those dishes? Thanks
#7 maciac has been a member since 24/7/2006. Posts: 3
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.
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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 wolfman has been a member since 31/5/2006. Posts: 80