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Strangest thing you ate

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bart, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Plus they have the advantage of coming with their own serving bowl.
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  2. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    I know that most of the giant tortoises sent from the Galápagos Islands to LZS ended up been scoffed by the sailors as they were delicious apparently. Alfred Russel Wallace indulged in Orangutang meat for years.
  3. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Bornean natives will eat almost any protein, but don't touch orangutan as they regard them as human, they were never cannibals.
    Orang hutan means man of the forest
  4. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    I once ordered Lutefisk. The most disgusting slimy gag inducing abomination.
    I've also eaten dog( only found out afterwards).
  5. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    With the exception of the octopus that's where you can find 'em fresh.
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  6. Isobarik

    Isobarik pfm Member

    Everything my ex-wife cooked!:eek:
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  7. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    In Japan I ate a meal with these weird gooseberry like things in it. Turns out they were pregnant miniature octopi.
    I also are a pigeon which was very delicious.
  8. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I had wood pigeon once, I think I would have preferred just the wood!
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I had mussels once that had been feeding on juvenile crabs, there were thousands of them in the cooking liquor. One of my dining colleagues couldn't cope with this so I ate his portion too.
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  10. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Curried fruitbat in an ex-brothel cum restaurant in Mahe Seychelles early 90s

    Bear casserole Finland log cabin late 90s

    Turbot liver on toast, trawler English Channel 1984.

    Fermented and canned Icelandic shark in a Hewlett Packard factory 2000.

    Turkey twizxerls, UK 2019. This was bybfar the worst. Well, you have to try everything once don’t you?
  11. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Moose vindaloo in Tallinn,

    Rotten prawn in Mombasa; couldn't stray more than 30 seconds from a khazi for a week.

    Maggot infested camembert, found out why it was so crumbly when I put my glasses on.

    Calves liver destined for the dogs, tasted lovely but nearly killed me, good quick way to lose a couple of stone.

    Maybe some sell-by dates are worth a read.
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  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Never had a bad pigeon - great in pies and casseroles, or just the fresh breast flash fried, so it's a bit pink. Rook breast is also splendid - like a slightly darker, smaller, gamier pigeon breast. Rooks are also very good slow cooked with bacon and shallots - even if removing the bones is a bit fiddly. I don't really consider wild food strange - although I can understand how some might.

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