Have you tried eating exotic foods?

Philippines
February 16, 2007 4:05am CST
Exotic like snails, frogs, lizards, crocodiles, snakes, ostrich and the likes? What was it and what was it like? The only exotic food I have tried are snails in coconut milk. Taste good but I still feel weird eating snails hehee.
9 responses
• United States
16 Feb 07
I've had snail both in the chinese style, spanish tapas, and french which they call escargot. The chinese uses black bean garlic sauce on it, which is yummy. For the spanish tapas it was great, the escargot was sitting on top of a flaky pastry puff. French are well known for making escargot but I was disappointed, all they do is drown the escargo with butter. I've also had frogs before. The chinese makes it really well in several ways. The best way by far is little fried then stir fried with jalepeno, and sea salt.
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I like the snail dish I ate before though I dont know whats it called - it is made up of small rounded snails with coconut milk and jalapeno peppers. Taste good. As for frogs, I never got the chance to try them. They say it taste like chicken. I dont want to try though.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I've tried eating snails and frog. The frog taste like chicken.
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I heard frogs taste like chicken but whenever I have one cooked in front of me, all I can imagine are the live green hopping frogs you see on the streets on in your backyard when it's raining.
@crazy_me (588)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
When I was still a kid, I spent every summer vacation at my mom's province in the northern part of the Philippines. I tried eating frogs and bugs there. The frogs were the white kind, from the farm. I liked them fried. They actually tasted like chicken to me. The bugs were also fried. I liked them too because they were very crunchy. :) I have also eaten snails with coconut milk and monitor lizard cooked adobo style. I like the "ginataang" snail at Gerry's Grill. The monitor lizard, locally known as "bayawak," also tastes like chicken. Maybe because "bayawaks" like to feast on chicken.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Snails, frogs, wild lizards, dogs, cats, and snakes are just ordinary food in our province and I have already tasted them all. What I couldn't forget is that when my relatives were able to catch cobra and they let my drunk uncle to prepare and cook it and he set it half-cooked! But it was very delicious. There are no crocodiles in our place and no ostrich too so I haven't tried those yet.
@jahvo6 (623)
• Peru
16 Feb 07
I hate that kind of exotic food like snake, frogs I know there are some countries that these food are popular but I would n't bothe r in eating them.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
16 Feb 07
lol...it is a very funny discussion,and i do not like to eat exotic foods as i am afraid of them.but i have been had snails,frogs,scorpions and snakes,that's all exotic foods i think.but in our place,eating snails is very common,and we always fry them with the shallot,the ginger,and the pimiento.it is very delicious.you can try to cook them in this way.lol....
@teyang (136)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
yup itried eating, frogd, octupus, the taste are ok, it's like a chicken
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
16 Feb 07
Snails(fresh water mussles) are consumed by me in large quantities as they are very delicious to me. During my student Life, I have tasted Frog (only legs) Snake at a Japanese restaurant and dried crocodile (used as medicine, available at pulser shop). Apart from these I have hunted various birds(and their eggs) and eaten them up by burning them. Have u tasted wild bore, Yes I have.
@hahzen63 (157)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
had tried frog legs before...my friends tricked me into thinking it was chicken! lol. anyways, it tasted quite good for something that weirdly unappetizing to imagine.