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Are you an adventurous eater?

post #1 of 14
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I went to an Asian market yesterday to get prepared dried squid (soooo good!) and ended up browsing a bit and buying a few different things. Some of the stuff I'd had before (seaweed seasoning to go on rice (to die for!), my squid, and a few other things. But I got a tin of roasted eel and a honey ginger drink mix that I thought would be fun to try. I just opened up the eel (it's packaged like sardines or kippers) and OMG it was SO darn good! It's seasoned somehow (dont know what flavor though, everything else on the tin was in chinese) it was sort of sweet and tasted a lot like kippers texture wise. (The ginger drink was yummy too). Anyhow, it got me to thinking about people that wont try anything that isnt totally normal and not weird. A friend of mine went to Germany and wouldnt eat any of their food, he just got chicken sandwiches the entire time he was there. I just don't get it! So which are you, and what weird foods do you like?
post #2 of 14
I'm not sure I consider any food "weird" -- it's just something I haven't experienced before. I love trying new things, and would try pretty much anything once. I say "pretty much" just to allow for the possibility that something exists whose "weirdness" I could not anticipate.
post #3 of 14
I'll try anything, although i draw the line with what they eat in countries such China, Thailand etc...such as crickets and other animals that we wouldn't dream of eating

My sister and brother won't touch any form of foreign dish, their British food only. We went to Paris a couple of years ago, and we practically lived off pastries and omlettes. I was longing for a proper hot meal when we got home
post #4 of 14
For the most part I'm willing to try new foods. I have some things I will not eat, but am pretty adventureous to at least try a bite.

I've had squid and would be willing to try octopus.
Also ostrich burgers, buffalo, alligator, elk, groundhog (tastes like wild duck to me), frog legs.

I will not eat venison (bottle fed a fawn), rabbit (raised them as pets).
post #5 of 14
Nope I am definitely not an adventurous eater but my family are. They eat pickled snake, my dad is in fact cooking cow's tongue for tonight's dinner. Lamb's brain is another favorite of theirs, also tripe and pig's feet. I usually eat only chicken, rarely any other meat and I never eat any kind of fish. Eels or anything that's in the crustacean family or mollusks - I'd NEVER put into my mouth. I don't mind beef as much and if I couldn't have chicken beef is my second choice, but pork has a taste that I'm not into. When it comes to different foods that aren't animals I'm okay with...I'd be okay with seaweed or whatever vegetarian dish i'm offered- I'd try it.
post #6 of 14
I will try and do eat many different things, that I won't list here to not gross some people out. There are some things I will not eat though: insects, brain, salmon eggs and sushi of fish eggs, raw eggs, slimy things like that.
Ah, if ever in China or Korea, I would not eat dogs either.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
I'll try anything, although i draw the line with what they eat in countries such China, Thailand etc...such as crickets and other animals that we wouldn't dream of eating

My sister and brother won't touch any form of foreign dish, their British food only. We went to Paris a couple of years ago, and we practically lived off pastries and omlettes. I was longing for a proper hot meal when we got home
I would eat bugs! Good source of protein. Fried corectly of course (How do you correctly fry a bug, hmmm)
Most goofy thng I ever ate was raw octopus, very chewy and not at all tasty. Second, raw oysters, sorry to all you oyster shooters, just felt like a clump of snot in my throat (and tasted like it, except being fishey) for the rest of the night!
post #8 of 14
I will and have eaten many different varies of food. I have a good friend who is actually a chef and have on several occasion attended international food shows with him.
I have eaten silkworms, crickets and grasshoppers, and to be honest because of the way they are prepared they have very little flavor its sort of like eating crunchy bread-sticks.
The only things I have been offered but wouldn't try was horse meat, and civet which is a little animal like a raccoon, mainly for the same reason I would never eat rabbit growing up they are pets to me.
post #9 of 14
I like trying new cuisines and think that's half the adventure of going to a different country. I would never eat dog or cat however, as that is offensive to me. I can see how people do though, but I wouldn't try it just for the "fun" of it. And I only eat animals that were killed prior to cooking. I think it's digusting to cook something alive, and there's no excuse for doing it.
post #10 of 14
I would say that I'm relatively adventurous when it comes to trying things. I worked in a Chinese restaurant many years ago, and got to join the family at their lunches and dinners a few times. It was interesting to eat 'real' Chinese food (fixed by Chinese, for Chinese) instead of the Americanized Chinese food on the menu. I'd probably draw the line at insects though.
post #11 of 14
I used to be quite brave about trying new foods. But for the past year since I am leaning towards a vegetarian diet I am rather careful (more like picky) about what I eat.
post #12 of 14
I'm probably more adventurous then some although I have to say I don't think eating raw fish or oysters etc is "adventurous" that's just normal here.
post #13 of 14
I regularly shop at Asian markets. I am very adventurous as long as it doesn't contain meat, I don't like eating animals, well, I will eat fish, but not shark, dolphin, turtle or anything like that.
post #14 of 14
Hmmm. I guess I am to a degree. There are some things that I absolutely will not try...such as dishes made with insects! Though back when I was in grade 12 my biology teacher brought in some chocolates for us. They looked like chocolate covered raisins. They were really good. Turns out they were chocolate covered ants. Most retched and gagged and some ran out of the room to throw up. I was nearly one of them. Then I stopped and thought about it. I liked them, so why was I suddenly feeling like barfing! It was just the idea of having eaten insects. So I guess if I didn't know what I was eating I would eat it. But if it looked like a bug I wouldn't.

I also won't eat any raw meat/fish. I absolutely draw the line with that! Not only do I find the concept disgusting, but I also consider it a health safety issue.

A week or so ago I was adventurous enough to try blue cheese!
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