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What's the Most Adventurous Thing You've Eaten While Traveling?

What's the Most Adventurous Thing You've Eaten While Traveling?

May 19th, 2019, 06:13 AM
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More on haggis:

The Cranky Flier is writing about a quick trip to Scotland, and he posted this about eating haggis:

"I also ordered myself some haggis, and eagerly awaited its arrival. When it arrived with mashed potatoes and bashed neeps (turnips), I could hardly contain myself. I dove in and was rewarded with a very rich and delicious meal. Haggis may get a bad rap outside of Scotland, but that’s probably from people who have never eaten it."

From: https://crankyflier.com/2019/05/15/a...ky-travelogue/
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May 19th, 2019, 10:15 AM
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Ordered in ignorance (as a teen): Tartar steak, which had its rawness emphasized by the raw egg on top and the raw onions included in the surrounding pile of condiments. Under the rule of "If it's on the menu, it's edible," I ate all of it, except the raw onions.

Ordered knowing full well what it was: Tripe. Chewy, flavor that of the cooking sauce, unimpressed.

Coming from a family where liver, tongue, spleen, etc. were eaten, I consider offal to be comfort food.
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May 23rd, 2019, 06:58 PM
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Honestly? Iím going to go with sea urchin. I think itís one of those things you love or hate. And unfortunately, itís also one of those things that is either good or bad, and you donít know until you bite into it. When itís bad, itís really, really bad.

Iíd count the food I had in Iceland, but Iíd prefer to never remember the fermented shark...
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May 24th, 2019, 10:34 AM
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Weird - tried posting 2x but didn't see it go through.

Years ago, we were in Guilin with a tour group. I went upstairs to the dining area ahead of the group and saw they were setting up tables with food. I recognized the fish, but couldnít figure out the other meat.I motioned to the servers and asked what it was. They giggled as they said, ďmeow.Ē We ate the fish that night.
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May 25th, 2019, 10:57 AM
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Warthog and Eskimo ice cream.

Been in the same room with, but didn't eat... Old Fish (title tells all) and Seal Blood Soup (ditto.) Nope.
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May 25th, 2019, 04:38 PM
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I lived in BC and we would eat some wild game that I would never try today. My Dad killed a lynx once attacking our livestock. It tasted like chicken. We fed to dogs but had to taste it. This was in the 1970's. Bear was nasty but moose was very tasty. I grew up eating scrapple. Haggis is sort of the same. Chill, slice and fry it thin thin, top with maple syrup.
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May 27th, 2019, 07:51 PM
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I had snake soup in Hong Kong at a NYE dinner -it wa sdelish.
I cannot stand durian and i have tried it many ways -even at a durian festival in Singapore in a cake -the smell.
I consider tripe, sweetbreads , liver etc every "un-exotic" food.l
I did enjoy pony stew and a horse burger in Slovenia.
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May 28th, 2019, 06:06 AM
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Just remembered a suppressed memory: I once had a Wimpy burger in London. Nasty.
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May 29th, 2019, 02:49 PM
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Yak butter tea in Tibet. Still gag thinking about it.
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May 31st, 2019, 08:10 AM
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There is plenty of opportunity to try gross/adventurous things here in Southern California. I think the worst was sea squirts in a Korean mixed seafood stew... they must have been on special, since they usually weren't part of the mix. I think even Andrew Zimmerman hates sea squirts.

While traveling, probably the grub in the Amazon.... no biggie. And yeah, andouillette is disgusting (that would have been at the La Samaritaine cafeteria in Paris).

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Jun 3rd, 2019, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the feedback everybody!

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Jun 4th, 2019, 05:19 AM
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I keep a list


Balut (fertilized duck egg)

Aso Sena (dog stew)

Diniguan (Pork stew with blood)


Sea urchin

Escargot (snail)


Blood sausage






(almost) live octopus



Head Cheese (jellied brain/tongue/etc)

Sweet breads (thymus)

Frog legs





Blood sausage




Guinea Pig


Water Buffalo

River weed

Fermented shark


Chicken feet

Pig ear

Pig brain

Yak butter tea

Yak meat

Yak cheese





Water buffalo


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Jun 5th, 2019, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kengallaher2240 View Post
Balut (fertilized duck egg)
I always expect this to be mentioned in questions like this. Have not tried, but not every eager to anyway.
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Jun 6th, 2019, 06:17 AM
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In the Philippines the main taste was "fishy' because the ducks eat mostly fish
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Jun 6th, 2019, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kengallaher2240 View Post
In the Philippines the main taste was "fishy' because the ducks eat mostly fish
Have you tried it elsewhere? I believe the duck egg is a delicacy in other parts of Asia, although the Philippines is the country most associated with I think.
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Jun 7th, 2019, 05:06 AM
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No I have not - perhaps I should try it once in the US sometime.
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Jun 12th, 2019, 04:24 PM
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In Iceland,
The Puffin, rather chewy and not very tasty
Mink whale raw- for someone who has never even tried sushi, I tried this. It wasn't terrible but wasn't all that great either.
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Jun 13th, 2019, 02:11 PM
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Where is the latest article? When I click on the link in #31 it just brings me back to this thread.
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Jun 13th, 2019, 10:30 PM
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