I will be off on my first RTW trip in a couple of weeks, food has always been a big part of my life (love eating and cooking), one of the things that I would love to do is to try all the local dishes and perhaps get some good old family reciepts from grandmas around the world. I told myself that I should try all dishes even they might not sound very apetitising.
For all those that have been around, what is worth trying and what I should stay well away from?
Not too sure, but don't eat yellow snow.
Hmm. I tried an Ulster Fry but left half the plate. Those sausages are just so... wrong...
I have heard deep fried bats, fish roe in chilli paste and sea cucumber are some of the delicate dishes in Thailand. Anyone gave it a go?
When I was in South America (Chile and Argentina), everything came with avacado on it. At first I thought it was pretty cool, having hamburgers and hotdogs and salads all with avacado. But after a couple of weeks I was so SICK of eating avacado.
I had guanco in Chile. The Guanco is a Llama like animal. Originally it was on the endangered list, but is making it's way back and being cultivated on farms for meat and other goods.
If you make it to the mid-west of the U.S., try Rocky Mountain Oysters (aka the testicles of a bull). That's pretty weird! Also in the USA, I've had alligator venison (deer) and rattlesnake. Bison is becoming quite popular - it's a pretty lean meat, though I find that means it doesn't have much flavor.
In Canada, hmmm, poutine is odd - it's french fries with gravy and cheese curds on it. You might be able to get moose meat somewhere. Also, if you go way up north in Canada, you can eat raw seal meat.
You can get venison and bison in and around Montreal, especially in the fancier French/Quebecois restaurants. They're pretty good, albeit a little "wild". The have a very prominent taste.
Had an ostrich "hamburger" once - mmm, the new red meat!
Ive eaten Ostrich as well, it was quite dry and reminded me of liver(!) a little. Ive been told to try Yak Burger when im in Namche Bazaar in Nepal. I'll let you know....
Mmmm, yak. Sounds like the sound you'd make if it doesn't agree with you...
Not sure I like the sound of bull's testicles. Not one for sucking balls.
I have had some snakes soup and shark fin soup in Hong Kong both are to recommanded, snakes taste like a cross between chick and steamed fish and shark fin don't really taste of anything but cooked in a nice stock Hmmmm..... Roast Pigeon is lovely as well( a bit like duck but tougher and more flavourism).
I have tried venison once, I didn't really like it. It is quite popular in country pubs in the hunting seasons. Perhaps it was the chef's cooking because everybody say that it is really tasty, must give it another go.