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1. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

I love exotic foods. I wish I have a brain monkey right now. So tell us the exotic foods your place is proud of.

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Well, I dont know if you could classify any Irish foods as exotic but we have one or two interesting concoctions!

1. You can always gross a few tourists out with the Congealed Pigs Blood (i.e. black pudding) You cant beat an Irish fry in the morning.

2. Beef & Guinness Casserole

3. Bacon & Cabbage

4. COnnemara Rack of Lamb with Roast Potatoes and lots of mint sauce!

I told you these werent exotic! But, they definitely dont taste the same anywhere else. ;)

3. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

We also eat blood pudding in Sweden! But with lingonberry jam...

Other strange stuff:

Sill = Fermented herring (big on Midsummer, Christmas and Easter). Mostly served with fresh potatoes, sour cream and chives.

Salted liquorice.

Messmör = a sweat sandwish spread made of the residues from cheese manufacturing.

Janssons frestelse (=Janson's temptation) = potatoes, tinned sprats cured in brine and cream.

Welcome to Sweden everyone!!! //Susanna

PS. I'm a vegetarian so I don't fancy Swedish meatballs, but I suppose most people have tried that.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Our delicacy here in Quebec is poutine: a bowl of greasy, home-cooked fries topped with gravy and curd cheese. For Italian poutine, replace the gravy with bolognese sauce. Bon appetit!

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

We have blood sausage(exactly what it sounds like), cudigi(spicey italian sausage sandwich), and pastys(meat, potatoes, carrots in a pastry shell) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Not really exotic, but usually can't be found anywhere else in the U.S.

6. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Tim Hortin's coffee.

7. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

I dont know if there is anything in particular but there are a few things that are unusual...

1)kangaroo meat- one of my favourite meats... its is really tender and flavoursome and compared with other meat it is very cheap... its also very low in fat
2)beer- not very exotic but a staple none the less. The country would not function without it.
3)vegemite- I dont know what is so great about it, it tastes revolting... similar to the english Marmite I spose...

Basically we dont have anything that exotic that we are proud of in Australia. There was one factory processing possum meat for export that I heard of... not many people would be proud of that here. But generally there is a big market here for our native fauna. Kangaroo is big here because outside of the cities they are breeding like crazy and causing problems... The only exotic Australian foods would have origins in the Aboriginal population... widgety grubs and such.

Hmmm. thats about all...

8. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

West Coast Whitebait - Mmmmm Season opened today
Huhu Grubs (disgusting fat white grubs)
Piko Piko (Fern Fronds)
Karengo (sea kelp)
Horopito (native pepper leaves)
Paua Titties (abalone roe)
Possum Pies (they are a pest..)
Kawa Kawa (native bush basil)
Smoked Eel
Kumara (sweet potatoe native to NZ, purple skin with yellow flesh)
Venison (deer)
Manuka Honey (made from the manuka tree, high healing properties)

9. Posted by alextravel (Full Member 75 posts) 11y


....well it is advertised as that, but basically four'n'twenty pies (the great australian pie) are full of diced up rats found in the subway sewer etc and mixed with a slop gravy...

Mmm, who would of thought a filthy rodent could taste so good, especially when encrusted in pastry and covered with squished rotton tomatoes (tomato sauce).

anyone coming to australia MUST try.

10. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Rat pie... Fat white grubs...
I think we don't eat anything exotic comparing with that.
Our specific ukrainian food are:
Borsch - red vegetable soup, sometimes very tasty
Vareniki - boiled pastry pies with different fillings - berries, fruit, meat
Deruni - grated potatoes then fried in round form.