Strange or exotic dishes

United States
January 9, 2011 1:50am CST
I am just curious what some of the strange or exotic dishes are that others have had. I was at a friend's graduation party and had creamed sandwiches there. She would not tell anyone what they were till we ate them. They turned out to be groundhog meat. My hubby had a soup at a friend's house that was good. He asked for seconds and wanted to know what it was. It was rattlesnake soup. What are some unusual things others have eaten?
1 person likes this
10 responses
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
hi linda, i just tasted a monitor lizard when i was a child then just last year we went to have a lunch at exotic restaurant but the only available was a frog it really taste so good more than a chicken happy posting!
1 person likes this
@topffer (36612)
• Colombo, Sri Lanka
10 Jan 11
First time I find someone thinking that I am living in an exotic country . Yes, frogs are good .
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
hi linda, i dont have the stomach that could tolerate these kind of food. while i was younger, i was told that i was able to eat some dishes with snake and frogs from the rice field. iiiiwwwww!!! my cousin said, i ate voraciously. haha!!! how could i? my friend in general santos (about 3 hours ride on a bus) says that "locust" is her favorite. yaaaaakkkkk!!! am sorry. it is just not my thing. have a nice day. ann
• United States
9 Jan 11
I have heard that ostrich burgers and buffalo meat are tasty but never had them. In college, I had a friend from Zimbabwe that kept trying to get me to eat chocolate covered crickets. That I wouldn't touch.
@topffer (36612)
• Colombo, Sri Lanka
10 Jan 11
A friend served me a pâté of coypus. They come from South America but are common here and considered harmful for the rivers. We generally don't eat them. The cook was good and the pâté too : definitely not a bad meat.
@SIMPLYD (86363)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Here in our place, exotic viands made from local dog meat are common food amongst those who are on drinking sprees specially in barrios. But only a few eat those types and i for one, don't like even in my dream to be eating viand made of dog meat. One exotic meat that i have eaten is the dish made from snake's meat. These are the big snakes commonly found on rice fields . It's delicious and tastes like chicken, because the common folks said, they eat live chickens. In some of our provinces they eat those big white worms found in the inside of trees. From the looks of a worm, i guess i will not like to eat it. LOL
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Hello! When I was a kid, ive tried to eat fried frogs. It tasted so good, softer version of chicken. My mother also prepared a version of it called sinampalukan. It was frogs with tamarind soup with it. Its so much tastier as well. I also love balut. It is a duck egg with a chick inside just boiled and eaten as it is, either with salt or vinegar. Many foreigners didn't like its appearance but in fact, its a very popular thing here in the Philippines and many patronize this product because of its unique taste. Have a nice day ahead!
@Rysonia (310)
• United States
9 Jan 11
I absolutely adored Fried Alligator the few times I've been able to get them. And of course when I was pregnant I craved bacon smothered in strawberries and whipped cream. I have to say the latter takes the cake for strange foods for me lol. Hmmm... Goat once (never again), Rabbit once (never again), rattlesnake (that was good). Can't think of anything else right now
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
Oh yah! Did you mean crunchy frog legs? hahahah!
@lazette (216)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
We have some very weird dishes here. One of them is the balut egg, which is the cooked egg of a chicken, with the chick already fully developed inside. It tastes OK to me, but some people may find it repulsive. We also have something called "dinuguan", and is basically a stew with cooked chicken blood as a sauce, with a little vinegar and soy sauce added. This dish, I'm particularly picky about, since I only eat dinuguan cooked by either me or my mother.
• United States
9 Jan 11
I don't eat strange or exotic food yet. Usualy, I eat something that I know. But I like to cook funny dishes. For example turtle cabbage pie with sour cabbage.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 11
I've eat some food that others feel strange. Western country does found it strange but as an Asian it just something we hardly can enjoy nowadays because of limitation of supply or almost extint. What I have eat that others might feel weird or strange. 1. Squirrel 2. Jungle Mouse 3. Fox 4. River Turtle & Tortoise 5. Bats 6. Wild boar 7. monkey 8. snails And there is so much more which I cannot remember or cannot translate into English.