Do you eat any strange foods?

September 1, 2008 5:13am CST
I have got up late this morning and realised i had hardly any food in the house, so my only option for breakfast was fish finger sandwiches! I love them - with brown sauce!! yummy! I know that a lot of people wouldn't eat them though, my friends think i'm nuts! What unusual foods or combinations of food do you like to eat? xxx
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@carinio98 (2929)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
i like to eat rare dish... specially spicy foods... yuummmyy yyymmmm....
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3 Sep 08
i don't like spicy things!! hehe i guess everyone has different tastes though! xxx
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@carinio98 (2929)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
yap we have different taste... but some of the very rare once i know is bugs... and reptiles... i eat native frogs... and lizards... you like?
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3 Sep 08
not sure i could bring myself to eat any of those things, i have a tough time convincing myself to eat chicken, let alone anything exotic like that!! what do they taste like? xxx
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1 Sep 08
Nothing strange about the fish finger butties apart from the brown sauce - everyone knows you should have them with tomato sauce. As far as strange foods go, I think the only combination I sometimes have which is a bit unusual is haggis (with a dash of Southern Comfort) and bubble and squeak (tinned variety from Tesco's). It's what I usually have on New Year's Eve. I've had gator ribs in Florida a couple of times - obviously that's not a regular occurence (I wish). They taste OK (sort of a cross between chicken and pork), although they are a bit stringy.
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1 Sep 08
I tried to go through life without eating haggis because it's a bit gross but when i went to see my friend in edinburgh her boyfriend forced me to try it, i was appalled with myself because i really liked it!! lol Why do you have that on new year's eve? Never eaten gator ribs - not sure i could bring myself to do that (am a bit funny about eating meat!) but the being in florida but sounds good!! hehe Where you been not seen you for a bit?! xxx
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2 Sep 08
I suppose the reason I eat haggis on New Year's eve is because I associate it with Hogmonay (and frankly the Scots seem to have a better idea of how to celebrate New Year's than us). Personally, I've never had a problem with haggis, it's only in the same vein as black pudding. Gator ribs - They eat us, we eat them, seems fair to me. I've also eaten a lot of harmless pigs, cows, sheep and cod. I'd be eating rabbit too, if you could still get it in supermarkets - I wonder why it doesn't seem to be sold anymore? Sorry about my erratic presence on the interweb - I had a bad attack of Life a few days ago and had to devote more time and energy to other things. It doesn't help that I'm having to share computer facilities at the moment.
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2 Sep 08
Meat is murder - and murder tastes great! I'm shocked that you say you've never eaten black pudding - I thought you were a Northerner? You can't be from the North and not at least tried black pudding once in your life! I'm starting to suspect you may actually be one of those namby-pamby southerners, from somewhere horrible like London, and you only pretend to be from Preston in order to impress people. ;-)
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
18 Sep 08
Well, what we eat as norm here may be strange to you. My favorite is century eggs and pickled ginger. Then there is braised chicken feet which they call Phoenix Claws. Then there is tribe stew. Oh, and the occasional pork tongue. Braised in dark soy sauce, they are very good. Salted egg with red spinach soup is another which I love. DARN it... writing about it is making me hungry. I wonder what I have in the fridge right now.
18 Sep 08
Not sure there's much of that that i fancy! hehe funny how different countries have such different foods!! I hope you enjoyed raiding your fridge!! xxx
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Sep 08
Andrew Zimmern - If it looks good, eat it!
Well, my idol, Andrew Zimmern, has this motto "If it looks good... eat it!". As we all come from different cultures and background. There is bound to be different foods that will appeal to some, and repulsive to others. It is all in the mindset and the upbringing that makes that particular food an accepted everyday item, or a unique food that is special to someone. Take cheese for example. To many familiar with the western culture, it is a delicacy. To others, it may just be rotten milk. Or Durian for that matter. To some it is a very fragrant, good and tasty desert. To others, it stinks to high heaven and would not even go near it with a barge stick! That is why there is a phase that goes "One man's poison is another man's meat". The saying is so true!
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19 Sep 08
hehe loving the pic!! i think you're right there, it depends what you have been brought up with as to what you think os "normal" food or not!! xxx
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@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
chocolate powder and rice. Hehehehehe. Or milk powder and rice. Yum!
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2 Sep 08
Does that just turn out like rice pudding?! it sounds quite nice!! xxx
@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Uhm... i dont really know how to describe it... kinda lke eating sand that tastes good. Heehee! You wanna try? i'm eating rice with choco powder right now. Hehehehehehehehe.
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3 Sep 08
erm.. not really a fan of sand, you enjoy it though!! lol xxx
@MIKEDC (207)
• China
22 Sep 08
by the way i forgot that to praise you..you are more beautiful than befor... LOL
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22 Sep 08
thanks, but i look the same as i always did! xx
@MIKEDC (207)
• China
22 Sep 08
eggs how could you don't mention about this nutritive food. i like eggs,especially it cheaper than others :(
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22 Sep 08
i like eggs too, but they aren't really a strange food! xxx
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
5 Sep 08
basically m not a foodie to try out more foods around, so i better go on eating what i've already tasted before and select my favorites on them.! I am thinking of concentrating on more foods now!
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5 Sep 08
I think it's good to try new things, you never know you might find something you really love to eat!! thanks for the response! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45696)
2 Sep 08
I am so boring. Despite being a pregnant p1ke, I just don't eat anything unusual at all Munchkin. Now where's that Branston pickle and trifle sandwich. I had it here just now.......
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2 Sep 08
You're anything but boring i'll have you know!! Branston pickle and trifle - i don't like either of those, a truly repulsive combination!! lol xxx
@mands61123 (2098)
2 Sep 08
oh munch how can you not love a good fishfinger buttie! My ste loves fishfingers and pretty much any food designed for kids if i'm honest. Although I'm partial to scooby doo spaghetti on my toast, i've eaten waffle butties with or without cheese in a morning awell. Your probably like me and eat ceral at all times of the day for any of the meals hence ending up having to find something first thing in the morning. Strange combinations lets think erm i have gravy with everything even scampi/fish which some people find strange. I eat egg and beans with potatoe cakes (i think thats normal though). I have a waffle on the burger bun when i make burgers we call them special burgers lol. Ste thinks plain rice with fish mashed up is strange but i love it. I eat plain rice with cumberland pie thats awesome but looks horrible. I have been known to put pot noodle or supernoodles on a buttie or over various potatoe products, waffles,smileys etc. Nothing to unusual i don't think had crisp butties the other day they were good. Just realise all my quirky food combinations include waffles (birdseye must love me lol), kinda hard to find stuff that doesn't react with me if i'm honest so i usually end up with the same main items rice, potatoe and pasta and try and combine them with as many things as i can to make it interesting.
2 Sep 08
Haha ids foods are the best and most men seem to never outgrow them, my 25 year old brother invited me round for dinner the other night, i went round thinking it'd be something nice to eat, and got chicken nuggets and those smiley face potato things!! enjoyed it though!! You should be on comission for birds eye! lol Sounds like you like to mix it up, if it's hard to find things that agree with you though i can understand why you'd try out the different combinations!! xxx
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I am an old southern girl and people really think this is strange, I do not see anything wrong with it. I eat fish and grits. I tell people this and they think I am crazy, what's wrong with it. Its edible. I drink a diet coke with everything, breakfast lunch, dinner. I can't eat vegetables unless I have some cornbread.
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1 Sep 08
Well i'd agree that it's odd because i don't know what grits or cornbread are?!?! lol you'll have to let me know so i can try it!! xxx
@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
1 Sep 08
pizza with soy sause and steak seasoning.
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1 Sep 08
hmm, unusual but it actually sounds good! hehe you're making me all hungry! lol xxx
@ellie333 (21018)
1 Sep 08
Hi Munchkin, do I eat strange foods? well I think just about every meal I cook is a little strange LOL but edible just, except for the soapy gravy. My favourite breakfast is what is left over from a takeaway the night before, so that could be pizz, Chinese or Indian, yum. I usually have cereal or toast for breakfast but do a fry up at the weekends. Cheese and marite sandwiches are good and I love sour cream with most things too. My frineds son calls my cooking Elaines Mish Mashes and he loves them cos I look in the cupboard and make all sorts of strange delights with what is in there and the fridge, nothing gets wasted in my house. He wants me to make it into a cookery book bless. Ellie :D
1 Sep 08
haha some of the best meals are the ones that are a combination of what is in the back of the cupboard! I like sour cream with almost anything too! Leftovers are always a bonus for breakfast, i had leftover pizza yesterday morning, the perfect hangover cure!! hehe Well like my dad always says, waste not want not! You should make your own little cookery book of your unusual concoctions!! xvx
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@ellie333 (21018)
1 Sep 08
I suppose I should but I can't remember half of them as they are literally from what is left over, the other day I made a chicken fajita but didn't have a lot of fresh salad or anything so chopped up so apple, tomatoes and onions and fried in with the chicken and a bit of spice, pasted the tortilla with sour cream and waked the concoction on top with a bit of salsa dip I had left in a jar in the fridge, it was lovely and the apple added a bit of sweetness to it too, I also put quite a bit of black peper on as I love peppers but didn't have any in the fridge. Oh and I had a couple of roast potators left so sliced them in too LOL. Ellie :D
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1 Sep 08
Definitely a bit of an unusual combination there but i can imagine it worked well! i'd never think to try things like that! my leftovers just get turned into hotpots normally!! obviously i'm just not as creative in the kitchen!! :-) xvx