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Screwball
08-09-2008, 11:56 AM
One time, after a few longnecks and a dare from my two older brothers, I ate a live cicada. I still don't think I've gotten the taste out of my mouth. Still, I don't think that holds a candle to these guys (http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/video/ktla-video-beijingpenis,0,4923681.htmlstory).

So, what's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?

Hap
08-09-2008, 12:04 PM
When I was about 12, I used to love peanut butter and Doritos sandwiches. And that was before I became a pot-head.

nate
08-09-2008, 12:46 PM
I once found myself eating and drinking with friends in Tokyo's Roppongi district. They brought out several dishes and there was one that looked like big bean sprouts with a chili sauce. I took a bite of that and it was like a cross between chewing gum and jello with random glassy bits. It took a good beer and a half (and we're talking the "ooki Sapporo Buraku Biru" - like a big, 24 oz. Guiness) to get it down.

When I was able to compose myself and deal more artfully with the situation, I asked what it was. It turned out to be Chinese-style Jellyfish. And, as all "uncommon" things Japanese, it's alternatively/both an aphrodisiac and a digestive aid.

Now, when some tries to pull out the "challenging" food play, I ask them if we can order natto. Natto is a fermented soybean...paste...thing that has a very sticky, gummy texture. It looks kind of like chunky peanut butter that's been in the sun too long and run a bit. It's said that half of the people in Japan love it and the other half hates it so you have a 50/50 chance to nip any weird eating experience in the bud by playing the natto card. I don't love it, but I'll suck it down if push comes to shove.

Second weirdest thing, I once saw someone order chicken sashimi in Japan. It seemed...unsafe to me.

MaineRed
08-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Here is what I don't get about so called digestive aids .....

Anything from taco bell is a digestive aid.

*BaseClogger*
08-09-2008, 07:57 PM
The links not working for me, but if you really want to watch the video go to FJM...

improbus
08-09-2008, 07:58 PM
Kokoretsi. It is a traditional Greek dish served on on Easter. It is made up of Chopped Intestines, sweetbreads, hearts, lungs, and/or kidneys from a lamb. Basically, you eat the good parts of the lamb the after the midnight service and then eat the rest the next day.

OldRightHander
08-09-2008, 08:21 PM
I'm not really adventurous. I had some fried alligator in Baton Rouge once. That's about it for me.

Screwball
08-09-2008, 08:26 PM
The links not working for me, but if really want to watch the video go to FJM...

I just tried it and it's not working for me either.

Let's see if this one (http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/video/ktla-video-beijingpenis,0,4923681.htmlstory) works.



Here is what I don't get about so called digestive aids .....

Anything from taco bell is a digestive aid.


Ain't that the truth.

OUReds
08-10-2008, 03:57 AM
This brings to mind one of my favorite websites....

Steve, Don't Eat It! (http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=15001)

MrCinatit
08-10-2008, 05:15 AM
Live ants.

Of course, I was four and just wanted to see what they tasted like. They tasted movey.

GAC
08-10-2008, 07:21 AM
My wife's cooking.

remdog
08-10-2008, 07:36 AM
My wife's cooking.

It's a good thing you got that dog....now you'll have something to sleep with. :D

Rem

PedroBourbon
08-10-2008, 06:07 PM
No joke, I tasted a JTM burger once. Threw it down after one bite. It's not meat. I know this is not news to many in the Redszone community but was eye opening to me 18 years ago when it occurred.

I now eat a ton of sushi, way better than JTM "meat" no matter how strange it looks at times.

GAC
08-10-2008, 08:08 PM
JTM is Alpo.

oneupper
08-10-2008, 08:27 PM
In Spain I had some percebes or "goose barnacles". I didn't like it that much, but my kids loved them.

In Venezuela eating Chigüire (Capibara) or Lapa (another rodent-like mammal) isn't all that uncommon. (they're Ok). But they're not mass-produced, so you can't have it every day.

Down in Chile, they'll feed every shell, urchin or weed that they can pluck out of the sea.

Not sure what "strange" is, when you move around the definition of it changes.
The other day we had some american neighbors over, who seemed to think that octopus and squid were exotic and strange foods.

I've never eaten a JTM (whatever that is). It sure sounds strange to me.

redsmetz
08-10-2008, 09:00 PM
We took our kids to the zoo one time and they were having a bake sale with insects in them (not the authenticate, out of a sleazy bakery factory kind). So we bought some brownies with waxwing moths. They tasted sort of nutty.

VR
08-12-2008, 02:38 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

A great cup of coffee, quite smooth actually.

SunDeck
08-12-2008, 07:16 AM
You know, people don't think this is that weird, but I think slurping a raw oyster is pretty much like swallowing a wad of snot. Tried it once; I'll stick with the sauteed variety.

I ate cat food when I was a kid. Kind of liked it, actually.

Chip R
08-12-2008, 09:27 AM
You know, people don't think this is that weird, but I think slurping a raw oyster is pretty much like swallowing a wad of snot. Tried it once; I'll stick with the sauteed variety.



I was in St. Louis a couple of years ago at a bar with some guys and someone ordered oysters. I can't write what he said what they were like eating because this is a family board. :evil:

Otherwise, I've eaten shark and escargot.

RBA
08-12-2008, 01:52 PM
I have eaten some dog food and dog treats to gross out the kids. What a great example I'm setting. ;)

RBA
08-12-2008, 01:53 PM
It's a good thing you got that dog....now you'll have something to sleep with. :D

Rem

Or maybe the dog is the next main course? :D

MrCinatit
08-12-2008, 02:23 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

A great cup of coffee, quite smooth actually.

Though it might be great tasting, I always wonder about that "first guy." Who was that first guy who decided that the stuff the little animal left behind would taste great brewed.
Makes you wonder about the stuff that never quite caught on.

cinredsfan2000
08-12-2008, 03:39 PM
WOODCHUCK :barf:
ALLIGATOR= Tasty

SunDeck
08-12-2008, 04:07 PM
I was in St. Louis a couple of years ago at a bar with some guys and someone ordered oysters. I can't write what he said what they were like eating because this is a family board. :evil:

Otherwise, I've eaten shark and escargot.

I wouldn't eat an oyster in the Midwest. It's just unnatural.

Chip R
08-12-2008, 04:28 PM
I wouldn't eat an oyster in the Midwest. It's just unnatural.


When in Rome...

OldRightHander
08-12-2008, 04:28 PM
I wouldn't eat an oyster in the Midwest. It's just unnatural.

Especially if you end up with mountain oysters.

Cyclone792
08-12-2008, 05:13 PM
http://www.roadjunky.com/images/900.jpg

http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/B/born_survivor/images/gallery/g_2.jpg

http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/08/77/0000040877_20070702183016.jpg

RBA
08-12-2008, 05:28 PM
No comment. ;)

Yachtzee
08-12-2008, 05:49 PM
I've never eaten a JTM (whatever that is). It sure sounds strange to me.

It tastes like Chris Welsh's tears. ;)

TeamSelig
08-13-2008, 01:16 AM
I've eaten ostrich before. Not too bad.

Screwball
08-13-2008, 12:36 PM
http://www.roadjunky.com/images/900.jpg


Hey! C'mon now, I asked for strange things people have eaten. I mean, who doesn't gather around to feast on wild zebra from time to time?

BTW, is that you? And, if so, have you lost your mind? ;)

BoydsOfSummer
08-15-2008, 03:40 PM
I had barbecued muskrat once. That's fairly strange.

Yachtzee
08-15-2008, 06:16 PM
I had barbecued muskrat once. That's fairly strange.

Was it Muskrat Susie or Muskrat Sam?