Which of these have you eaten and enjoyed?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

I have eaten and really rather liked....

Snails
28
8%
Black pudding (blood sausage)
34
9%
Raw oysters
28
8%
Frogs' legs
19
5%
Dog
0
No votes
Horse
11
3%
Carpaccio (raw beef)
28
8%
Sushi
40
11%
Octopus
39
11%
Tripe
12
3%
Mussels
40
11%
Pigs' ears
8
2%
Rabbit
34
9%
Goat
30
8%
Other (please name)
7
2%
 
Total votes: 358

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Re: Which of these have you eaten and enjoyed?

Postby Polishgirl » 02 Apr 2012, 16:42

None of the above.

And EVEN my dad wouldn't eat tripe....
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Postby Footy » 02 Apr 2012, 16:47

TopCat G wrote: sushi...... I've never been particularly wowed by it.



I've had it quite a few times but can't see what all the fuss is about either. Disappointing.
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Re: Which of these have you eaten and enjoyed?

Postby Toby » 02 Apr 2012, 16:52

The texture of sushi is what makes it so delightful and that can be drastically affected by a) how fresh it is and b) how it's prepared.

The two best places I've had sushi have been in Montreal and on a beach in a Japanese village near Niigata. With the latter, the fish had literally been caught about 10 minutes previously and then was cut and prepared in front of me.

It's difficult to find very good Sushi in the UK without paying a lot of money for it. High St sushi places like Yo Sushi! etc aren't very good. Itsu's ok but you get what you pay for.

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 02 Apr 2012, 16:56

I like sushi, but I haven't had it for a while, actually since I had some at a Japanese restaurant in Dhaka a couple of years ago.

To say I was ill is an understatement.
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 02 Apr 2012, 16:59

Anyway, I've eaten most of the things on that list. I'll try anything once, I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food. I've eaten things in China where I'm still not even sure what they were, not even if they were animal or vegetable, or something else entirely :?

I once ate at a banquet in Lagos, and had both chilli snails and Goat's head soup in one sitting. Both were OK.

I did, to my shame, once eat shark's fin soup at a restaurant in Wanchai, Hong Kong. I was with a client, she'd taken me out for dinner, and I didn't want to seem rude by refusing it. I feel bad about it though.
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Postby The Prof » 02 Apr 2012, 17:21

I was handed a stir fry in China with what sounded like locusts included.

About an inch long, torpedo shaped, quite crunchy.

Turns out it was lotus. Cock-up in the translation department.

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Postby bhoywonder » 02 Apr 2012, 17:30

The Prof wrote:Cock-up in the translation department.


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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 02 Apr 2012, 18:08

The Prof wrote:I was handed a stir fry in China with what sounded like locusts included.

About an inch long, torpedo shaped, quite crunchy.

Turns out it was lotus. Cock-up in the translation department.


That's serendipity.
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Postby Butch Manly » 02 Apr 2012, 18:17

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Re: Which of these have you eaten and enjoyed?

Postby Phil T » 02 Apr 2012, 18:38

I've eaten sushi (ok-ish), octopus (didn't enjoy, too rubbery) and goat (in a West Indian curry, enjoyed, just like lamb).
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Mmmmmmmm..

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 02 Apr 2012, 18:56

I would totally eat a dog.
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Postby The Prof » 02 Apr 2012, 18:59

Nick wrote:I would totally eat a dog.


There's a little yappy one round the back of our house. Could you pop in and scoff it sometime soon?

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 02 Apr 2012, 19:01

The Prof wrote:
Nick wrote:I would totally eat a dog.


There's a little yappy one round the back of our house. Could you pop in and scoff it sometime soon?


If only you'd said that earlier, before Cat popped round! She could've nabbed it and kept it in her fridge for me 'til Thursday.
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Postby CatnHat » 02 Apr 2012, 19:04

I've not visited yet............ and I'm not kidnapping a dog :?
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 02 Apr 2012, 19:14

CatnHat wrote:I'm not kidnapping a dog :?


But it's for your special birthday tea.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 02 Apr 2012, 20:01

Everything on that list except dog and horse. And I've enough questionable tacos in my life that I can't deny either one with certainty.

I'm usually pretty adventurous but the one thing I wouldn't do was a plate of fried grasshoppers. The Oaxacan places in LA have them. A guy offered me some and I was just about to go for it when I asked "How are they?" and he goes "Awful!" I wouldn't eat a leaf of lettuce if someone told me I should expect it to be awful.
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Postby Copehead » 02 Apr 2012, 20:25

All apart from dog, horse and tripe, and I'd eat all of them again quite happily.

I'd give tripe and horse a go, but I'd draw the line at dog.
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They sound great
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