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    Last night I took my wife to dinner at a five star restaurant (so much for picking up that used Platinum this month) to celebrate her birthday. I recently decided that I liked calimari (deep fried), so I decided that I would try their "five star" version of the appetizer. Well, I was very suprised to be presented with a simple plate with four small, relatively whole squid. They looked like something made of plastic you'd pick up for the kids at the aquarium gift shop. I ate a couple of tenticles, but couldn't bring myself to "pop one" whole into my mouth. Ewww.

    Which got me to thinking, what is the wierdest thing you have ever eaten? On a trip to Iceland I ate whale steak, which was pretty tasty (appearance and consistency of beef steak, a little tough, with a subtle fish taste like swordfish). Minke whale I understand. I also ate Puffin. In Iceland Puffins are as common as seagulls, and prepared as we would partidge or pheasant. I had six medalions (breasts), which means I actually ate three puffins. Very dry and gamey. Won't order Puffin again.
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    I ate some Salmon that was delivered in the mail one time from one of those joints like Harry & David.
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    I spent a couple of summers in Japan in college, so I've consumed just about any fish you want to name - raw. While there, I also ate these little fish (kind of like a minnow) that are either dried or somehow flash-fried, with the head still on them. You eat them kind of like potato chips, as a bar snack.

    Don't think I've ever had whale though, so Keefer's one up on me.
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    First time in Paris, about 6 years ago, ordered what I thought was lamb chops, but got sauteed lamb brains. My wife managed to order bone marrow, thinking she was getting steak. Oh well, so much for our combined comprehension of High School French lessons. My wife made due with her salad. Me being more adventuresome (maybe stupider!) semi-choked down the brains. The chef actually came out to see how we liked our "local fixin's". Now I know why the people at the next table snickered when we were ordering.
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    Buffalo Eyes in Brazil
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    Placenteal Soup.

    'nough said.
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    Originally posted by LarryN
    First time in Paris, about 6 years ago, ordered what I thought was lamb chops, but got sauteed lamb brains. My wife managed to order bone marrow, thinking she was getting steak. Oh well, so much for our combined comprehension of High School French lessons. My wife made due with her salad. Me being more adventuresome (maybe stupider!) semi-choked down the brains. The chef actually came out to see how we liked our "local fixin's". Now I know why the people at the next table snickered when we were ordering.
    We had a seven course meal in a very nice restaurant once.
    One of the courses was 'sweetbread' which turned out te be calf/lamb brains too....
    Tried it but the idea and the structure of it made me stop after 1 bite...
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    Originally posted by hmp32
    Placenteal Soup.

    'nough said.
    From which animal and where the heck did you eat that?
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    Since I am frequently travelling in China, it is hard to choose the most wierd. Sand worms and camel feet are high on the list. Snake is actually one of the less adventurous. Actually I have found that more often than not, the very expensive, very rare things that people order to show their respect for you as a guest are not very tasty, and if you look carefully, the locals are not eating much of it either.
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    Originally posted by hmp32
    Placenteal Soup.

    'nough said.
    d'oh! if ya need to ask. Look it up
    in post-birth rituals.

    -henry
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    Originally posted by hmp32


    d'oh! if ya need to ask. Look it up
    in post-birth rituals.

    -henry
    No thank you!
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    Originally posted by hmp32


    d'oh! if ya need to ask. Look it up
    in post-birth rituals.

    -henry
    for my mental health I'll asume you'r noe talking about human placenta's....

    Never mind I dont want to know...
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    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas
    [...] Which got me to thinking, what is the wierdest thing you have ever eaten? [...]
    The real question is 'weird to whom?' I've tried some things that some folk might consider weird like buffalo, alligator, rabbit, or deer (although the last three are completely _not_ weird here). Around here, though, I'm considered weird because I don't eat crabs, crawfish or shrimp (I'm allergic through a twist of fate).
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Sharp Shinned hawk. I've also had muk-tuk (whale blubber).

    If deer are odd then I've eaten a lot of that - and bison, elk, caribou, even bear. But as far as wierd I think the hawk is the wierdest. Tasted like chicken (of course) but was the consistency and color of steak. It wasn't good when mixed with the large-mouth bass though. Had we kept to the base of wild leek and cattail roots I think the soup would have been good. (Certainly better than a post-birth one!)

    For you adventuresome folks please don't go out shooting hawks and eating them. Here's my story: While driving to the site of my three day practical for my college survival class a bird flew in front of my truck - immediately followed by the doomed sharp-shinned hawk. We collided with both of us probably moving 60 MPH and it impacted my truck's grill and flew over the top of the truck (and not the way birds normally fly). I stopped. Got out. And looked back. Went and looked at my now broken grill. Looked back at the hawk laying in the street and thought about how hungry I'd be during the next 48 hours. It was yummy.
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    Live monkey brains!

    No, actually I have not but I always thought that it was probably the most gross meal that I've heard of.

    The story goes "The monkey is strapped beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole. The diners usually deliver the fatal blow with hammers, the skull is sawed off, and the brains are scooped out with spoons." It's probably just a legend though...

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    . . . . Brian
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    I'm not even sure what the stuff was called, but my Korean relatives ordered it for me.

    Some species of steak tartar.

    Raw beef sliced into slivers, soaked in a maranade of oil and soy sauce, served raw with a raw egg on top.

    Goes down real slippery, but I don't think I'll order it again.

    In Hawaii, I had some kind of crab. The crab's body was about the size of your thumbnail, and it was whole, and raw. Tasted mostly like seawater.
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    Well I like cow tripe (intestines)! To most people here it would be weird..but where I come from its a delicacy.
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    Originally posted by yardie
    Well I like cow tripe (intestines)! To most people here it would be weird..but where I come from its a delicacy.
    Same in france and Haggis in Schotland...
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    Originally posted by zieak

    For you adventuresome folks please don't go out shooting hawks and eating them. Here's my story: While driving to the site of my three day practical for my college survival class a bird flew in front of my truck - immediately followed by the doomed sharp-shinned hawk. We collided with both of us probably moving 60 MPH and it impacted my truck's grill and flew over the top of the truck (and not the way birds normally fly). I stopped. Got out. And looked back. Went and looked at my now broken grill. Looked back at the hawk laying in the street and thought about how hungry I'd be during the next 48 hours. It was yummy.
    Aren't they protected?
    I know in holland you can't eat a deer if you hit it with your car...
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Aren't they protected?
    True story: I ordered my meal of whalesteak in Iceland (which several members of our entourage passed up on moral grounds); about halfway through the meal an earthquake (my first) measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked downtown Reykjavík. Assuming that quakes were common in Iceland we asked the waiter how it compared to others he may have experienced. He said it was the first he had ever felt. The next day the newspapers confirmed it as the strongest on record in Iceland.

    And I slipped yet another rung into hell.
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