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I'm not talking about the fanciness of the food. I'm talking about the type of stuff you're willing to eat.

How far are you willing to go when it comes to putting something on your meal plate and into your mouth? Are you more the more squeamish type who can't even eat sashimi? Or are you possessed of an iron stomach and readily eat anything set down before you no matter what country you visit?

Discuss what exotic foods you would be willing to try and what you have already eaten before.
Posted 3/26/15
I had eating pork stomach, shark, donkey,rabbit. I willing to eat anything has long is not a cockroach
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i eat anything except for dick
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Posted 3/26/15
I already do eat sashimi, and will usually try anything as long as it doesn't smell rancid or whatnot.

The only food I really can't eat so far is tomatoes by themselves. They literally make me throw up.
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Having been raised by my grandma, I think I'm fairly accepting of many types of food compared to most people in the US.

I used to suffer from chronic weakness and nosebleeds when I was little, probably due to a combination of aggressive exposure to secondhand smoke and my own premature birth. My grandma would feed me blood and herbal powders. Her old remedies are like that. Need blood? Eat blood.

In Taiwan, I acquired a taste for fish eyes, pork blood (I like the type with no rice added, just a pure blood block), intestines, and fish with soft bones (like eel and ayu). My grandma would tell me to chew up the soft fish spines and eat them for good health, so I did. Having been raised in a household heavily influenced by Japanese culture, I also have a taste for fermented foods.

I don't like liver or natto, though. Organ meats are mostly okay but I like when they are ground up and used for sausage so I don't have to see the organ shapes. Blood is still pretty good nowadays even though I no longer suffer from constant bleeding, but I have a hard time finding a source of the fresh stuff. Roasted marrow is quite good, too.

Obviously, I love sashimi and most types of raw and fermented fish eggs. I eat more raw food than the rest of my family. I enjoy bloody steaks and I never really cook anything completely through if I don't have to.


I hope to one day try hakarl (or maybe not) and perhaps insects. I'm still very hesitant to eat insects since, surprisingly, I don't like to eat bottom feeding scavengers (shrimp, lobster, crab, catfish, etc). I used to keep crayfish as pets and that probably made me become this way.

I have tried mealworms fried with cheese, rattlesnake meat, bison, shark, skate sashimi, etc.

I'm choosy about food quality but the only foods I hate that come to mind are: taro, eggplant, tomato (alone), American pickle (alone), coconut, bottom feeding scavengers, liver, natto. There are probably a few more I can't think of right now.

Thinking about this makes me hungry....here are pics of some chirashi bowls I've made.

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Posted 3/26/15
I like to try stuff at least once.
I've had a few things that can be considered "bizarre"
Horse
Ostrich
Several types of offal
Raw fish and shrimp
Corn smut
There's probably more but I don't remember
The only thing I'm not willing to try is blood and that's because my paternal grandmother forbid her children from ever eating it. My dad has the done the same
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Posted 3/26/15 , edited 3/26/15
Unfortunately, I lean a little on the squeamish side. I can eat sashimi though. That's nothing. I never really find myself in situations where I get to try new exotic foods, but the one thing that I have turned down was balut. Sometimes it looks tasty, but when I see the duck, I'm just like "Nah, I can't do it." I'm positive that I wouldn't eat insects either.



No real disrespect though, I just have a sheltered tongue. :/

Oh! I've had pork blood too. Dinuguan or something like that. I liked it without even knowing what it was.
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I've eaten many organs from both pigs and cows, turtle, snake, sea horse, grass hopper, scorpion and I am probably forgetting some other stuff or things I consider very normal but others don't like snails, frogs or rabbit.

I really like things like jelly fish, tongue and sea cucumber, but I consider most of those normal. A bit interested in trying out bat and alligator, but I have yet to visit regions that offer those. Not sure why, but deep fried alligator just sounds amazing. Can't say I am a big fan of bugs, most of the time I feel there is a bitter after taste.

I'd say I am willing to put almost any food in my mouth as long as it is something that is normally eaten in the region. If I enjoy that food or not is another question. I definitely can't say I have swallowed everything I have tried either.
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The hamachi and sake look soooo good! All of it, really.
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Posted 3/26/15
I am willing to try anything once, with one exception. I won't eat another primate.

I like to experience a little bit of the people and cultures from around the world, and food is a major part of that. When I go out to eat I prefer genuine, home-style, ethnic or regional cuisine. Like going to an Indian restaurant, I like to ask if they specialize in a specific region and if there is something that they make that really personifies the cuisine of that area.
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Posted 3/26/15
i'll try most stuff

i ate l'escargot one time

but bugs and any type of seafood are out of the question
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I'll try nearly everything at least once. Would probably only dodge of stuff with obvious connected health issues eg. Bush-meat (ebola) However once if tried something and decided i don't like it small wars have been started over attempts to get me to eat the stuff. I make the distinction on the finished dish not the ingredients though I'm not a fan of broccoli however i like broccoli and Stilton soup for example.
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Posted 3/26/15
If it's edible and won't kill me or make me sick I'll try it.
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Posted 3/26/15 , edited 3/26/15
I will try everything at least once.. dont care what it is.. oh wait..except bugs...if they're alive..if they're dead okay, i'll eat them.. I've had cow brains, bull penis, goat balls, cow tongue, and some other weird stuff.. but really I love to try all food! Wish I could have a job like Andrew Zimmern, I'd love that!
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Morbidhanson wrote:

Having been raised by my grandma, I think I'm fairly accepting of many types of food compared to most people in the US.

I used to suffer from chronic weakness and nosebleeds when I was little, probably due to a combination of aggressive exposure to secondhand smoke and my own premature birth. My grandma would feed me blood and herbal powders. Her old remedies are like that. Need blood? Eat blood.

In Taiwan, I acquired a taste for fish eyes, pork blood (I like the type with no rice added, just a pure blood block), intestines, and fish with soft bones (like eel and ayu). My grandma would tell me to chew up the soft fish spines and eat them for good health, so I did. Having been raised in a household heavily influenced by Japanese culture, I also have a taste for fermented foods.

I don't like liver or natto, though. Organ meats are mostly okay but I like when they are ground up and used for sausage so I don't have to see the organ shapes. Blood is still pretty good nowadays even though I no longer suffer from constant bleeding, but I have a hard time finding a source of the fresh stuff. Roasted marrow is quite good, too.

Obviously, I love sashimi and most types of raw and fermented fish eggs. I eat more raw food than the rest of my family. I enjoy bloody steaks and I never really cook anything completely through if I don't have to.


I hope to one day try hakarl (or maybe not) and perhaps insects. I'm still very hesitant to eat insects since, surprisingly, I don't like to eat bottom feeding scavengers (shrimp, lobster, crab, catfish, etc). I used to keep crayfish as pets and that probably made me become this way.

I have tried mealworms fried with cheese, rattlesnake meat, bison, shark, skate sashimi, etc.

I'm choosy about food quality but the only foods I hate that come to mind are: taro, eggplant, tomato (alone), American pickle (alone), coconut, bottom feeding scavengers, liver, natto. There are probably a few more I can't think of right now.

Thinking about this makes me hungry....here are pics of some chirashi bowls I've made.



Please, Come make this for me! xP I agree about not cooking everything fully.. I enjoy the blood I'm really surprised that you dont eat things like shrimp, lobster or crab (all of which are positively delicious!
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