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The best and the most bizarre food around the world

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1. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 11y

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?
Cat

2. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Not too sure, but don't eat yellow snow.

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

Hmm. I tried an Ulster Fry but left half the plate. Those sausages are just so... wrong...

4. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 11y

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?

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

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.

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

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!

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

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....

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

Mmmm, yak. Sounds like the sound you'd make if it doesn't agree with you...

9. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 11y

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).
Cat

10. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 11y

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.;)