Exotic foods... What are you willing to eat?

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Hanzo, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Jellyfish, anyone?

  2. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Oh hell no.
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  3. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I had no idea jellyfish could be eaten. Was it cooked ?
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  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    was it good ???
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Yeah, cooked.
  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I have always thought it was tasty prepared that way.
  7. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Only if jelly fish come in grape flavor. Tangy with a bit of a sting to it.
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    The ocean is a great provider. I have had reef fish, pelagic fish, shellfish and limpets, eels, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, jellyfish, sea cucumber, shark, seaweed, etc. Never had whale though.

    Not ocean... My most exotic might be alligator and ostrich, I think.
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  9. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    hmm, well I gotta say I've never had jelly fish, but I did have octopus soup in Korea, one time. Didn't care for it.

    It was also in Korea that I learned I was mildly allergic to shell fish, prolly not the best place to find that out. ;)

    I'm sure in China I had some stuff that was unidentifiable and I told the tour group in advance, do not tell me what I'm eating, let me try it first.

    Now, back in Korea, they had street vendors with some kind of beetle that fried/cooked and kids were eating it like popcorn:sick:. Then there was the vending machines with "octopus on a stick".

    Best thing I ate in Korea was "Black Pig" on the island of JeJu (sp?). Now that was some AWESOME pork.

    Used to have a restaurant in town that served alligator, it was pretty good and I know not that exotic.
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  10. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I had dog in korea
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Serve it with peanut butter?;)
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  12. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I had jellyfish overseas, didn't much care for the texture. Had octopus tentacles, was like eating rubber bands that wriggled. I'll try anything once but do draw the line at spiders and balut.
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  13. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's about what I thought of the octopus.
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  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Actually, if you blanch octopus, it is very tender. Chewy raw and super rubbery over cooked.
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Ok, I agree with the spider and balut line.
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've tried Boudan Balls fried, Does that count?

    The octopus I call 'Bait'
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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Nothing that swims, walks, crawls or flies is safe in Asia. I've tried a lot of it, sometimes knowing what it was beforehand, sometimes not. I'm not a fan of seaweeds, octopus or bivalves, and those "eggs" make me squeamish, can't get them past my eyes. Raw fish, (Asian or north European) are not high on my list of faves, either, but I can swallow if it's all that's handy.
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I call it bait too. But I am willing to eat bait.

    Don't know who Boudan is, but I won't eat balls either. ;)
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  19. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Never heard of "Rocky Mountain Oysters" I guess.....
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  20. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Never had Boudan...!!! Wow
    It's made several ways with different meats and rice
    Alligator or Seafood ( shrimp crabmeat) or pork
    You can get it steamed, smoked or fried, Good Stuff !

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