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03 November 2010 @ 11:59 am
qotd: weird food  
What is the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Was it good?
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Chance: gator-deermiss_chance on November 3rd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Weirdest thing? Or Weirdest thing that could reasonably be called "food?"
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on November 3rd, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, good question. Let's go with food for now!
solopolistceelove on November 3rd, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Psychedelic jello.

ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on November 3rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Heh. What did that entail?
(no subject) - ceelove on November 3rd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
metagnatmetagnat on November 3rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
hakarl. And, no, it was not good. It tasted like cat-pee flavored sushi.
ruthless compassion: blech!aroraborealis on November 3rd, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
That's ... a very evocative description.
(no subject) - metagnat on November 3rd, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sparkymonster on November 3rd, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
whynotkaywhynotkay on November 3rd, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think I can answer that question, given how many "strange" things I consume on a semi-regular basis. Insects? Body parts? Fermented thingies? Ungodly alcohol experiments? Snack food glory hole?

I did turn down the opportunity to try human placenta.
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on November 3rd, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
reindeer meat. It's tasty.

Also in Iceland I ate something that was basically a lamb version of lox. It's cured, but still has a raw texture. Also tasty.
7j: cookingtrouble4hire on November 3rd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
everything bagel ice cream, from WD-50. It was very tasty.
Jim Pjim_p on November 3rd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Natto. I first saw it on the original Japanese version of "Iron Chef", and apparently it's an acquired taste even among the Japanese. I had to try it to see what the fuss was about. Got a little frozen snack-pack at the Asian market. Long story short, the taste is not TOO bad, but the texture... the slime coats the inside of your mouth and takes a long time to go away.

Still, I gave it several chances. One time Tam and I were eating at a sushi bar for our anniversary. I ordered natto roll to see how it's like in that form. It wasn't TOO bad... the relatively small amount in the roll relative to the rice and seaweed was (barely) tolerable. Towards the end of the meal the sushi chef slipped us a few extra items on the house. I don't know if that was because it was our anniversary, or if it was my prize for finishing the natto roll :)
Boring Nerd: bad ideasignsoflife on November 3rd, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I have been told that natto is the one food it is polite to refuse if your host offers it to you.
(no subject) - moominmolly on November 3rd, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - harimad on November 4th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
Meaghansatyrgrl on November 3rd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Cock's combs, one of the times we did the tasting menu at Craigie St. Bistro. Of course they were delicious, and not particularly disgusting.

Boring Nerd: beginningssignsoflife on November 3rd, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I grew up eating pasta with ketchup, though I don't know if that counts.

I tried Vegemite once. I couldn't tolerate it.

I think vegetarians just have fewer options in "weird", though I'd like to at least *try* to try natto at some point.
lazyz: genolazyz on November 3rd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on November 3rd, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Natto. I tried to like it, but... *shiver*
bison need inbbbsg on November 3rd, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
japanese yam. it was vile. i assumed they'd accidentally given us natto because of the texture but no, they're just alike!
Yagayagagriswold on November 4th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh hey! I think I had that once. I had been trying to figure out what is was, because at the time I was served it, my hostess described it as "mashed potatoes."

Was it a brilliant, glistening white?
The Hebrew Hammercockhammercock on November 3rd, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Ice cream made from human breast milk. Yes, it was good.

Also huitlacoche (corn smut). Looks like corn gone horribly wrong, because it pretty much is. Tastes like a combination of corn and mushroom. Yum.
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on November 5th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes, huitlacoche. It's one of my favorite foods, when I can get it.
Ellen: is it safe?keyne on November 3rd, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Grasshopper tacos.

(Okay, one. My dinner partner had two, and we pawned the remaining three off on a neighbor.)
Ellen: Yoda doesn't eitherkeyne on November 3rd, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Oh ... and no, it was not good. The legs. They stick in your teeth. (shiver)
born from jets!!!catness on November 3rd, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I think lobster is RIGHT UP THERE in the weird department, especially lobster sushi. Sorry, I prefer my food *not* *moving*. ALSO IT'S A REALLY BIG BUG!!! AUGH!!! (To be fair, I've only had lobster at all once, and that by accident. Now I know if I get stranded in the ocean, I won't die rather than eat lobster, but I will certainly never get it on purpose for any other reason.)

Also, uni. Yuck.

Edited at 2010-11-03 11:26 pm (UTC)
harimad on November 4th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
"uni. Yuck."

Generally yes. But the time I had it super-fresh at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo - for breakfast, no less - it was very good.