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

Quoting FionaNZ

West Coast Whitebait - Mmmmm Season opened today

Kumara (sweet potatoe native to NZ, purple skin with yellow flesh)
Manuka Honey (made from the manuka tree, high healing properties)

Oh, I really miss the kumara!!! I wish you could bring one and give it to me in South America. ;) The manuka honey wasn't bad either but quite expensive... What about the hokeypokey icecream - does it exist anywhere else than in NZ?

//Susanna

12. Posted by sugarhigh (Full Member 25 posts) 11y

can i just boast about the grossest food in the discovery channel countdown? Its an aborted duck. duck embryo. folks back home steam it, and its sold on the streets, you crack it open put some salt and inside is this semi developed chick, that you can eat whole, and just spit out the beak, bones and such. few foreigners can stomach it, but its a popular snack in the Philippines. I personally dont eat it but losta my friends do.

Also theres dinuguan, which literally translates to "bloodied". its pork blood stew with more congealed pork blood, meat and innards in it. its actually pretty good once you get over the thought that its all blood. and believe it or not, it doesnt leave a bloody taste in your mouth (pun intended).

13. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Beth, Funny, I've been reading this book lately. Unmentionable cuisine and I am just getting into the pork chapter and about all the parts that are thought ot be so un-palatable. I don't think I can get past the blood part of all that, though. Something about congealed blood ... and I am used to disassociating with matter or product or whatever you wanna call it. Don't tell anybody but I would try it!

Exotic foods ... have you ever had a twinkie!

Otherwise I am thinking - mulberries, fresh currants, a Braeburn apple off the tree, Maple sugar, and of course Humboldt Fog blue cheese ( a blue veined soft cheese that is delectable). America in't that exotic as most things originated somewhere else.

14. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Ok, and if you guys wanna get into exotix (weird) - I have had rattlesnake and squirrel. Of course, there is the latino food of menudos (a stew with tripe, or stomach lining if you prefer) which can be tasty but, man, you have to be up for it.

15. Posted by SkacoreUK (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

Not that much here in England.....Marmite, and Camp Coffee (never found it anywhere else).

I have tried Haggis tho, and really quite enjoyed it

Also, when I was in Zimbabwe a few years ago I tried everything I could....Snake, Ostrich, Crocodile, Antelope, huge Ants, giant Crickets (the worst of the lot) all sorts of billtong, boarwors sausage, and the best of the lot....Kudu, it is honestly the best meat I have tried in my life.

Oh, and I think we must have some sort of special tea here in the UK.....nowhere else I have EVER been to has been up to par...."Pickwicks english breakfast tea" - what the hell is that,you need 3 bags just to get some flavour.....a huge bag of PG tips is coming with me on my travels

16. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

We have mahi mahi, which is "dolphin fish" A lot of people get grossed out by that because they think thyre eating flipper, but its actually a fish.

17. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

Rocky Mountain Oysters. Fried bull or bison testicles - tastes like chicken strips!

18. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

The "Pancora" is a little fat crab who lives inside sea urchins as in a symbiotic relationship. The shell is very soft and has little pincers or legs. Some people love to put them on their tongue and eat them... alive.
I've just seen it, but never had the heart to taste it. Too much freak to me.

19. Posted by pixcee (Full Member 28 posts) 11y

Quoting Q_Zhang

Tim Hortin's coffee.

I actually giggled out loud when I read this...
I'm from Canada also, and I know EGG-ZACHARY what u mean

;) Dont worry rest-of-the-world...u will know soon enuff
also..Timmy's is slowly taking over the world...

20. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting SkacoreUK

Not that much here in England.....Marmite, and Camp Coffee (never found it anywhere else).

you beat me to it on the marmite front ummmmmmmmmmm.
What about cornish cream teas? and yorkshire pudding and pork pie and jellied eels guvnah? and beef dripping on toast and crumble and custard

it may not be exotic but its British thats for sure!!