Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Just for Fun

I figure every blog should have a ridiculous survey once in a while, so here's one for this blog: What's the oddest/strangest/weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

In my case, the prize would probably have to go to the possibly cooked, possibly raw sea snail in a shell that I made a blood-pact with another friend to eat at a dinner party last year. All I can say is never again. Ever.

7 comments :

tortured artist said...

I once ate a an ant, a really large ant that had been cooked. You just eat the abdomen, tastes like bacon bits :-)

Oh, I was in Tuxtla Guitierrez, Mexico. They also eat large rodents (I don't know their name in english) and monkeys, but I didn't have the guts to try either of them.

Nalini Singh said...

I never knew anyone who ate an ant before! You're a braver woman than me, that's for sure. How giant was it???

On the same topic, I once saw a documentary on tv about a restaurant where they only serve insects. People were (literally) crunching away. Imagine being taken there for a first date *G*

Emma Sinclair said...

It's probably not that wierd for a lot of people but I tried kangaroo and crocodile and emu when I visited Australia.

I used to go to a grocery store in Seattle where they sold rattlesnake meat.

tortured artist said...

You can get all kinds of weird stuff in Seattle, if it didn't rain so much I would probably consider living there again.

The ant was about 4 cm long, they grow them big in Mexico. It helped that I didn't ever see them alive, a friend just had a bag of them and offered me one.

Nalini Singh said...

Emma, I've seen kangaroo meat in stores back in NZ but never had the guts to try it.

tortured artist - I can just see your face when your friend pulled out a bag of ants. Good on you for trying!

Funny, the only things I really know about Seattle come from Jayne Ann Krentz books. Who says fiction doesn't teach you stuff?

Laura said...

Bulls testicles. *nodding and shaking head at the same time* Ugh! Never again! Emma, as an Aussie, I've tried crocodile - tasted like chicken to me. But I'll never eat kangaroo or emu - they're on the Australian coat of arms and I just can't bring myself to eat them ;-) Of course, I've hit both while driving...

Nalini Singh said...

Laura, I'm lost for words. That may be the weirdest thing I've ever heard anyone admit to eating.