What is the most unusual food you have ever eaten?

@tjades (3592)
Jamaica
February 2, 2009 11:28pm CST
I cant remember anything that I have eaten that I would call unusual. I am not that adventerous. I mainly stick to what I know, prepared in various ways. I have heard of persons eating spiders, lizards, frogs, cockroaches... oeweeeee I am really not that adventurous. Have you ever tried foods that are unusual to you? What was it? Did you enjoy it and would you have it again?
6 responses
• United States
3 Feb 09
I draw the line at bugs, but I am an adventerous eater. I've tried all manner of sushi, conch, rocky mountain oysters (aka fried bull balls), frog legs, turtle stew (which for some reason in the south is called kooter stew), squirril, octopus, rattle snake, alligator, buffalo, and emu. I think it's an adventure and you never know what you'll like til you try it.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
4 Feb 09
April I think we need another word other than adventurous to discribe your eating quest. I dont know what that word should be at the mo but do let me know if you find the right word. Oh my goodness . Is there anything else you have in mind to try soon? I wonder what twill be. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
4 Feb 09
LOL, thanks, I think. My parents always tried to make trying new foods fun. My dad is famous for saying that you never know what you'll like until you taste it. We weren't allowed to say we didn't like something unless we had actually tried it. I have no idea what I'll try next, but I'm sure it will be interesting to say the least.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Hi Tjades, I remembered eating frogs and they taste like chicken! You should try. My daughters and I also tried eating "bayawak", it is something like an iguana or chameleon. It was cooked with spices, and coconut oil and it tasted so delicious!!!
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
4 Feb 09
That seems to be the general taste as everyone I've ever heard speak of taste of frog compares it to chicken. You should try.. Oh come on marga... Dont give me a heart attack on here on mylot. Chicken, fish and mutton(occassioally) just about constitutes the meats I eat freely. I think I'll stick to that. Thanks for the nudge though but I'll pass .
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
It's worth the try! Besides, it is nice to get out from your comfort zone from time to time, right?
@megaalgos (193)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I would think the most unusual thing that i ate was fish eyeball soup. It was amazingly good, I think i would eat it again.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
4 Feb 09
Oh thank goodness. This is not so bad at all. I have had some shockers from earlier posts. Not that I would have that soup (fish eyeball) but I love fish soup.
• India
3 Feb 09
Ya i have tried a non vegetarian food on my friends birthday as he insists me to eat that non vegetarian food and for this sake i eat first time a hen and after that a vomit a lot. I can't able to sleep whole night and just thinks that what is going on my stomach. yack!!!! But actually it feels very bad as i am vegetarian and even then i eat non vegetarian feels me like i have done wrong. Next day he also feels sorry for that and i also feels comfortable that he is sorry for yesterday situation and happy also that i got saved and he will not ask me to eat that food again.... :)
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
4 Feb 09
I also have a co-worker who is vegetarian and says she stays away from meat as it cause her to vomit whenever she has it. I am happy that your friend showed remorse for his actions and not make things worst by making fun of you. I know some friends can take a joke too far. Thanks for sharing.
@aweins (4203)
• India
5 Feb 09
hi tjades, my dearfriend, i am alo a vegetarian, but i am married in a family which is pure non-vegetarian. my husband is a hard core non-vegetarian. because he go al round the world, he eats a lot many varirites of things out and he enjoys also. after arriage my in-laws and he too, tried alot that i eat non-veeg. thehn onefine day in firce ae and or one ful year i was not well. i atechicken and i fetas if the chicken is all live in my stomach and playing football. i was not well and was not abe to digest very easy things too. i was having afel of vomit after anyhing i use to eat. i was in avery very bad shape. bt i could 'nt do anything. poor me, wa mainly on juices. iever enjoyed ating it, andi wil never ever eat it again.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
I think the most unusual food I have eaten is frog when I was in grade school. My great grandfather cooks frog with soy sauce and it tastes good. That is his version of the Filipino dish "adobo." Now that I am turning 23 I think the most unusual food I have eaten so far are sea urchin and jellyfish introduced by my husband. I don't really like the sea urchin but I like jellyfish packed in China.