I've eaten rabbit (tastes like chicken)
avocado pie - sounds weird, but tasted really good
sea urchin - won't do that again - the texture was totally off-putting for me
natto (fermented soybeans) - I tell ya, Japanese people eat some weird stuff!
tripe, brain, liver, intestines, heart, tongue (all from beef)
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Piki bread. A Native American traditional food. It's kind of like eating fried tissue paper.
Nopales. The leaves (pads?) of the prickley pear cactus, usually cut into strips and grilled. They taste kind of like green beans.
Beef tongue tacos. Very tender and delicious. I refused to sample the tacos made from cow brains or cow eyes.
Sea urchin. Probably one of the nastiest things I've ever tasted in my life!
Brunswick Stew. The version I had was made of several different wild game meats including bear, deer, elk, javelina, and rattlesnake. The meat all tasted the same due to many hours of cooking and plenty of ketchup in the recipie.
Octopus. I actually tried this by accident, the restaurant had very dim lighting. I didn't know it was octopus until I saw the suction cups on it. I'm glad I did, though. It's slightly chewy with a very delicate flavor, very good!
Gizzards - My mother gets these from the store all the time. It's kinda chewy but tastes like a tough chicken. (go figure) lol
Frog legs - The best part about this was my boyfriend didn't know they were frog legs and was eating a whole mess of them before I said, "Wow, you really like those frog legs honey." His face turned green, literally, and he goes, "I thought they were small chickens."
I'm not sure what I'd say I've eaten that's weird. To me, ketchup on a chocolate chip cookie counts as normal.
I also eat a lot of Japanese foods.
So, I'm not sure what's weird anymore...
True - one man's exotic is another man's commonplace. I noticed that raw tofu was mentioned here - I could eat that straight from the container. When you do try natto, let me know what you think. I could describe my experience for you but I don't want to prejudice you one way or another.
It was a gross meat kind. It had some kind of pate - like stuff in it.
Here's the wikipedia definition:
Aspic is a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meatstock or consommé.
When cooled, stock congeals because of the natural gelatin found in the meat. The stock can be clarified with egg whites, and then filled and flavored just before the aspic sets. Almost any type of food can be set into aspics. Most common are meat pieces, fruits, or vegetables. Aspics are usually served on cold plates so that the gel will not melt before being eaten. A meat jelly that includes cream is called a chaud-froid.
Nearly any type of meat can be used to make the gelatin: beef, veal, chicken, or even fish. The aspic may need additional gelatin in order to set properly. Veal stock provides a great deal of gelatin, the meat that makes the stock is often cooked with veal for that reason. Fish consommés usually have too little natural gelatine, so the fish stock may be double-cooked or supplemented. Since fish gelatin melts at a lower temperature than gelatins of other meats, fish aspic will be more delicate and will melt more readily in the mouth.
Historically meat jellies were made before fruit and vegetable jellies. By the Middle Ages at the latest, cooks had discovered that a thickened meat broth could be made into a jelly and could coat cooked meat to keep it from spoiling by sealing it from the air. A detailed recipe for aspic is found in Le Viandier, written in around 1375.
The two ingredients aren't weird alone, but they donít usually go together. Ever since I was a kid, I have eaten peanut butter on my hotdogs. That usually grosses people out, but it is totally normal for me.
Sea urchins - Yuk!!! (first time trying to eat sushi)
Pigeon- When i was over seas visiting a friend they didnt tell me until after i took a bite I thought it was cornish hen.
OK, I see several people have single out sea urchin (uni). It's super-perishable and most of what you get in restaurants isn't very good. When it's fresh, the flavor is quite pleasant (the texture is still pretty off-putting for a lot of people). Once I had some very bad uni and couldn't bear to try it again for several years.