Have you eaten exotic foods lately?
October 20, 2009 5:43pm CST
Do you know that even cats are eaten by some people here in our country? Its cooked in abodo style, sauteed with garlic, onion and laurel seasoned with soy sauce and vinegar. This is a favorite appetizer during a drinking spree. Another one is the fried or roasted rat. Only rats from rice paddies are eaten though as they are clean and only feed on rice. Adobo or fired frogs can also be cooked in adobo style or deep fried. Some other exotic foods in our country are as follows, monitor lizard meat/eggs, snake meat, fried beetle, bat abodo, raw meat of dog or goat, adobo or fried mole crickets, grasshopper or locust, snail cooked in coconut milk, goat or cow innard cooked as papaitan, dinuguan-dog meat or pork blood stew, jumping salad (shrimp jumping salad, and the famous balut or 2 to 3 week old hatched duck egg (with embryo) which is hard-boiled. Now, have you ever eaten or wanted to eat these exotic foods? Have you eaten foods considered as exotic one in your country? Can you name some of them?
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21 Oct 09
When I was touring East Asia, we stopped at a Farmer's Market where we saw rat ready to cook, and our relatives daughter asked her mom for some deep-fried maggots. As we walked around we saw a cat skinned and ready to cook, but as soon as we took our cameras out, the seller covered it up. I think it was a civet cat, which is a protected wild creature. Birds eggs, and other cooked insects were also available.