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The best and the most bizarre food around the world

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11. Posted by nola (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

well if you come through southeastern portion of usa be sure to try a southern breakfast. it should consist of sausage gravy, country ham, eggs, biscuts (not the kind you have at home) and hashbrowns (shredded potatos) oh and a hot cup of joe! :) thats my 2 cents worth.

12. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Bizarre sounding and southern are grits. I tried some in New Orleans, and it pretty much looks like grey-ish, buttery something. Tastes super buttery. Like your eating melted butter with some grains or something. But interesting to try for anyone who isn't from the South of the US and has seen My Cousin Vinny.

13. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

I often think its a shame people are put off the lovely black pudding here(Northern England) and in Ireland by the knowledge that its made from blood. Its really really good. Unless you're vegetarian obviously. Surely if you eat meat its no different. Steak etc is full of blood but people still eat that.

I was in Dublin last month and they do white pudding. Can someone explain how that works?

KitKat- I watched a programme where they were in Thailand eating deep fried bats. It looked kind of pointless as they trekked to these caves and spent ages catching bats, but there almost no meat on them, all gristle and bone.

The guy on the programme also had birds-nest soup, and if you'll excuse the description it looked just like when you have a cold and blow your nose. Well, its virtually the same thing.

Now i'm not normally squeamish but those last two are things I couldn't handle.

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

Liz, I tried, I swear! My first morning in Dublin, at this very pretty B&B, I took a teensy bite of that lumpy black pudding and a teensier bite of that mystery white pudding... but I just couldn't do it! Luckily my Belfast-born boyfriend happily gobbled up both plates and wiped them clean with a "bap". I stuck to toast.

15. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Stay away from anything with too much cheese. I thought I like things cheesy until I had a cheese crepe in France. I almost got sick.

I had eel soup once. I didn't much care for that either. lol

So if there's something with eels and/or cheese, stay away!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

16. Posted by nola (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

p.s. if pass through cookeville, tennessee wake me up early and i'll take you to momma's and have her wip you up some chocolate gravy
and biscuits, thats good with some bacon and eggs . . . trust me :)

17. Posted by frozenpeas (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

mmmm Yak Burgers are good - theres a little place in mid west China - I think its called Xiahe that has a restaurant that serves yak burgers literally bigger than ur head! They save them and give them to you the
next days as a second main course :D

Wasn't sure about Tsampa when I tried it - mabye its an aquired taste.

dog is good too but thats a bit of a cliche really.

18. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlchica

So if there's something with eels and/or cheese, stay away!

Hmm, I don't mind eel meat. It's just like a nice fish really - very nice flaky white meat.

One of the stranger things I've had is the Philipino delicacy of a boiled egg with an already half grown chick in it!! Quite crunchy, but generally pretty disgusting I thought And soft boiled too, which I'm not a great fan of any day!

Brain is a delicacy in Albania and other meditarranean countries. Quite gooey and not at all bad actually.

In Micronesia I went fishing once and caught a tuna. The tradition there is that the person who caught the fish has to eat the hart and livers raw!! Let me tell you, it was VERY bloody and not very enticing at all.

When we were young, we used to crack open those 2 minute noodle packets and eat it raw with the flavour sprinkled all over it. A good way to get your MSG quota of the day ;) We ate many strange things in those days though. I could write a whole book on that

Cheers,
Peter

19. Posted by nola (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

the only things here tennessee that i would call bizarre food
1 can find in country markets , cans of pig brain in scrambled egg

2 some place still serve mountain oysters (deep fried pig testicals)

don't ask me about ether i have not tried them.

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

Hmmmm..... white pudding... I don't think that it is made of blood, more like a nice sausage isn't? Black pudding I would eat it but not my favorite. One thing I can't get my head around in England is Jelly Eels I do eat eels (steamed chinese style) But eaten cold and in some eel slime. Haven't been brave enough to try it yet.
Yak burger sounds quite nice tough.