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1. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

I'm going to be heading out in just over a month and have heard stories about weird dishes all the way through Asia and Europe.

Having never been to these places before, I just wanted to know what's the oddest thing you've ever chowed down upon, and was it actually a good feed?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I had what's known as a "Big Mac" in New York. It was some sort of soft sandwich, dripping with plastic-tasting sauce. It was supposed to have meat in it, but I'm not sure it did. Then again, cat food is supposed to have meat in it, so maybe it did.

Nah, it was a shocking feed actually, like something you'd feed someone in a prison camp. Worse of all, it looked nothing like the picture in the advertisement.

Seriously, I think I ate dog somewhere or other.

3. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Tried eating fried grasshoppers and silk worms in Thailand. I guess that's weirdest that I have eaten but I didnt think I could stomach the ant nests (with ants, larvae) that I also saw in Thailand.

4. Posted by dbo (Full Member 34 posts) 10y

Not overly wierd, but I ate Stingray in an open air market in Singapore a couple of years back at the recommendation of one of my colleagues from the region - the strangest part about it was that it was only about 2 weeks before that I'd been swimming with them in Florida! I felt quite bad about it at the time...

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Worse of all, it looked nothing like the picture in the advertisement.

I went to Harvey's yesterday (a Canadian fast-food joint) and ordered the 100% Angus Beef burger. The picture showed a big, fat, all-meat patty - like one you'd make yourself for the barbeque - in a thick bun with fresh veggies and the works. Well! I got the same flat, semi-meat concoction as a regular fast-food burger. Blech! I don't know what was in it, but that was no 100% pure beef. At least it didn't all come from the meaty parts of a cow.

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I tried some pigs ears in Thailand - were ok - ld only been in the country for about 2 hours and was jet lagged so l dont think l knew what l was at!

In Barcelona, we went to a restaurant where everything was in Spainish so l didnt know what to order - so ended up with Steak Tartare - raw steak with an egg on top - it was ok but the texture l couldnt cope with!

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

I tried some pigs ears in Thailand - were ok - ld only been in the country for about 2 hours and was jet lagged so l dont think l knew what l was at!

In Barcelona, we went to a restaurant where everything was in Spainish so l didnt know what to order - so ended up with Steak Tartare - raw steak with an egg on top - it was ok but the texture l couldnt cope with!

I'll trade you the steak tartare for the pig's ears!!! (I love steak tartare!) Actually, they sell piug's ears in the grocery store here. I'm not quite sure what people do with them, but they are a staple in the meat department.

I'm not that adventurous with food so the weirdest thing for me was octopus. It was the equivalent of chewing bubble gum. The more I chewed, the chewier it became... Oh, and there is the king of fruits - the mighty durian. That's all I'll say about that one...

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Actually, they sell piug's ears in the grocery store here. I'm not quite sure what people do with them, but they are a staple in the meat department.

We have pig's tongues in brine here. They're sold next to the pickled quail eggs - right next to the beer section. I have a feeling that means something...

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting Isadora

Actually, they sell piug's ears in the grocery store here. I'm not quite sure what people do with them, but they are a staple in the meat department.

We have pig's tongues in brine here. They're sold next to the pickled quail eggs - right next to the beer section. I have a feeling that means something...

The specialty in bars here - pickled pigs feet, though snouts are common in more southern states. We have also done you one better and pickled chicken eggs, rather than quail, because "isn't bigger always better"?! Again here, beef tongue is considered a delicacy - though I'm not quite sure why... Not inclined to try it and find out... Personally, I'll take two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle, onion, on a sesame seed bun, please... (Sorry, won a t-shirt from McD's for sayng that in 4 seconds or less - never had one.)

10. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

i had the haggas in scotland and homemade one in england, by a scotishmen of course, and it was awsome. not what i expected purea sheep intestines, cooked in the stomach lining, to taste like, far beter!

oh, but never, and i mean never, try the black pudding in england, no matter how good those silly english blokes tell you it tastes. blechhh!!!!

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