Most exotic food you've ever eaten?

to go along with the other food thread

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18/09/2002 at 14:57
I've eaten that lovely Welsh specialty, laver bread, not once but twice.

Also had goat - which I helped to skin and butcher with tools made entirely from stones. Quite tasty I recall.

Kaymak - a strage Yugoslavian spread that is somewhere inbetween butter and cheese. It's yummy on toast.
18/09/2002 at 14:59
Ham, egg (properly cooked with no sign of foetal chicks) and chips!
18/09/2002 at 15:17
Seafood pasta at Joe's Garage, melbourne, with terrific chardonay followed by beers anda walk home past the MCG. Perfect.
18/09/2002 at 15:18
Anyone tried Durians? A delicacy to many but not to me. When in Malaysia on my hols I loved having Nasi Goreng for breakfast.
18/09/2002 at 15:23
Tea.

I trained for general practice in an area where the local population was more Sikh than sick. I know it's rude to generalise, but Sikhs tend to be very generous and hospitable people and always offered refreshments when I did house calls to them.

The first time I was offered tea, I accepted (though not a tea-drinker), took a sip from the cup, and almost spat it straight back out. Punjabi tea, it appears, involves putting tea leaves, full-cream milk (plus a bit of condensed milk, no doubt), sugar and cardamom into a pan on rising in the morning, and letting it simmer away all day, dipping into it as required.

But I drank it, which was less difficult than eating the puri that came as a snack with it.
18/09/2002 at 15:25
Squid , oh and a rahter nice cream of mushroom soup with brandy in it when i was about 14 in Plymouth . V sophisticated
18/09/2002 at 15:26
Toast.

White, brown, wholemeal, granary, kibbled - you name it.
18/09/2002 at 15:27
No wonder you didn't like it
18/09/2002 at 15:33
does a kinda stew made from various sheeps 'Glands' count, or wasps larve on garlic bread ???
18/09/2002 at 15:35
Octopus, when I lived in Spain. Yum. Saw sheeps' testicles on menus out there but was not tempted to try - call me unadventurous.....
18/09/2002 at 15:47
I used to like Lamb but got a bit sick of the sight of it when I lived in the Hebrides and thats all that seemed to be on the mess menu !!


Where is lamb by the way ? Getting sheared ?
18/09/2002 at 16:06
They really weren't very nice, the taste of offal and the texture of tinned meatballs !
Sweat glands were like rubber !

have also had worm truffles & worm Sushi
18/09/2002 at 16:17
I was sipping a cup of Chai whilst reading all these food posts actually. I think the major spice is cardamom. The Twinings version is very nice but the best I've found so far is Clipper. Liptons do a version, but it's v. poor in comparison. I take mine black with no sugar, which is not really the proper way of doing it.

Most exotic food? can't remember but it probably had something to do with rancid Yak butter.
18/09/2002 at 16:18
I was sipping a cup of Chai whilst reading all these food posts actually. I think the major spice is cardamom. The Twinings version is very nice but the best I've found so far is Clipper. Liptons do a version, but it's v. poor in comparison. I take mine black with no sugar, which is not really the proper way of doing it.

18/09/2002 at 17:17
Nasi goreng is fab Scotty - I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do kangaroo, buffalo and ostrich count as exotic? Also had some kind of kebab off a street stall in Malaysia which was kind of chewy - don't really know what it was...
18/09/2002 at 17:19
Oh yes, I once tried a calamari salad - the calamari looked like pasta rings, and I was wondering the entire time why it tasted so fishy. Then a friend enlightened me.
18/09/2002 at 17:24
What's exotic about squid? Even Asda sell it.

I've had some kind of stew made from a sheeps stomach near the Caucus mountains. Goat curry at the Notting Hill carnival. Oh, and salo, which is a Russian/Ukranian thing, raw salted pork fat, often with garlic. Sturgeon. Loads of caviar.
18/09/2002 at 20:36
Whilst in Africa a few years back had snake,monkey and , ashamed to admit elephant.However the latter was the best steak I've ever had.
Last year in Milan had donkey stew & kangaroo and ostrich in Sydney.

18/09/2002 at 21:14
BRAINS, BRAINS, BRAINS -

first, out in dubai - nice gift from a grateful shwarma shop proprietor when i worked for pepsi in the region

then... at the Budapest half marathon a couple of weeks ago we were at a trad. hungarian restaurant and working our way through the menu. what't this??

explanation in hungarian from the waitress...."it's stuffed with "VELEU" ... my hungarian didn't let me down......

"but that's BRAINS" sayeth i. "igen (yes)" replies the fair maiden.

erm.....tomato soup please.



we also saw some fantastic chicken feet soup: like consomme, but you crunch your way through the chickens' feet and clean your teeth with the claws (seriously)

WHO'S UP FOR THE BUDAPEST HALF NEXT YEAR?
18/09/2002 at 21:51
Whilst living in Greece I sampled a few delights.

One Greek Easter we were invited to a traditional day at a Greek families house. The whole pascal goat was on the BBQ & the head was cut off, the skull sliced open & then offered around with a tea spoon to scoop out the contents. Being guests my girlfriend & I had first dips!

Another delicacy I was forced to endure for the sake of good AngloGreek relations was fried sheeps balls.

I've just had a nasty thought. Maybe they were winding us up.
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