Python, the weirdest food I tasted!

Canlubang, Philippines
June 15, 2017 8:43am CST
Yesterday I posted about our balut delicacy (boiled duck's embryo). But that was nothing compared to a dish I came across during our Christmas Party. My friends tricked me into tasting python stew. Yup, real python/snakes meat. They said that was chicken and I believed them. And I only realized I'm eating something else when I noticed how the meat looked so different. I mean no chicken has elongated body and endless rib cages! Nevertheless the thing do taste like chicken. It's a bit tough and that's it. My friends thought I will vomit but I managed to finish a whole plate. Python meat is best served with beer. And another thing. Try not to eat wild snakes. Their meat is laced with parasites.
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@LadyDuck (176363)
• Switzerland
15 Jun 17
In Arizona they serve rattlesnake in many places. I dislike snakes and I had no intention to eat something that tastes like chicken but it is tougher: I have tried alligator, it also tastes like chicken, but it's more "gummy".
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• Canlubang, Philippines
15 Jun 17
And one time, my uncle scared me when he brought monitor lizards in the garage! Nevertheless eating strange meats is an interesting experience although I have trust issues now with my friends.
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@LadyDuck (176363)
• Switzerland
15 Jun 17
@Mamerto32 There are things that I am not tempted to test, but I have tried several food that people consider weird, like frogs, snails (with garlic and parsley) and raw oysters.
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• Canlubang, Philippines
17 Jun 17
@LadyDuck I love raw oysters and snails. We often stew snails in coconut milk!
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
I think it is eaten in some local provinces in our country. I won't dare to eat it.
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• Canlubang, Philippines
15 Jun 17
And I think it is wise not too. The python came from a farm, and wild pythons are full of parasites!
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
@Mamerto32 I think it is not a wise thing to try such meal.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
15 Jun 17
YIkes! I don't think I have the stomach for exotic foods. I'll stay with beef and chicken, thank you! However, there is this one occasion when we went to Quezon province and they gave us lambanog with a snake inside the gallon jar. Took a sip and it tasted like your average, strong kicking liquor.
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• Canlubang, Philippines
15 Jun 17
I also heard of that. They say pickled snakes has medicinal and magical value. That was disputable but interesting all the same.