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
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,798
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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.
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.....
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