twisted food (or food with a twist)

Singapore
May 31, 2011 4:03am CST
Have you through the course of your life eaten anything exotic or a little out of the ordinary? I often found it strange how anyone can stomach snails or escargots found in the french cuisine. I mean they have it done in various styles like snails with wine sauce, snails and stewed onions, snails in tomato sauce, snails in anchovy butter. Or is it a case of mind over matter. Aha, and dog meat in China which is deemed to help with the blood circulation and keep people warm during deep winter. I've heard that it tastes like any type of meat but I just can't eat Man's Best Friend, I guess. For myself, I have eaten emu meat when it was popularised as a healthy type of meat in my country at one point in time. And wild boar meat which is about the most exotic I can get - that was when I was travelling in Nepal.
3 responses
@NoWayRo (1062)
• Romania
31 May 11
I've eaten snails when I was in France, and they taste great But I am still grossed out when I find living snails, ugly and disgusting creatures. I live in a culture where it's ok to eat any part of an animal, so I'm willing to try pretty much anything once, except for cockroaches. I am however willing to try crickets I don't eat game very often; it's available to purchase here, but I don't know how to prepare it. In restaurants I've eaten wild boar, deer and bear (or at least that's what they said, for all I know, it could have been a 100-year old cow). Just last week I ate peacock eggs for the first time. I'd love to try emu sometimes; can you also eat emu eggs?
• Singapore
1 Jun 11
hi, thanks for sharing. I am not sure if one can eat emu eggs (or its size) but i think it is possible if one considers it not unlike an egg from a hen. haha. I guess anything is possible when I know of people who eat newly born white mice for health reasons!!
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
I've tried escargot and I'm not afraid of anything that lived inside a shell...it's not bad at all, it's like very chewy clams. I am rather wary about bugs and though I've already tried venison and liked it immensely, I don't think I can eat it ever again, I saw a deer once and it's just the most serene-looking creature. Some people in my country, perhaps due to poverty have also resorted to eating dog meat but I learned recently that dog parasites don't die even after being cooked a long time. I've had frog's legs and they were cooked really well so I'll definitely have them again.:)
@karlim (122)
• Singapore
1 Jun 11
I just can't imagine how people can eat the dog meat, it happen in Singapore too, it was served in the restaurant in Jurong east, link here: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/outrage-over-dog-meat-dishes-jurong-east-063143647.html and I'm sad about it!