#indie30 Day 10 – What is the Strangest Food You’ve Eaten During Your Travels?
I am so excited to read other’s posts because mine will be kind of boring! I wish I could write that I’ve eaten some really crazy bug or eyeballs or something! But alas, I’ve just never had the opportunity.
The strangest was probably dried Iidako (baby octopus) that a Japanese co-worker brought into work when he returned from a trip there. It was very sweet and would have went down better with cold sake! It tasted a little rubbery, too. Next would be Kusaya in Yokohama which is salted, dried and fermented fish. It’s smelly and it’s strong! Still…nothing too crazy.
I love frog legs, escargot and raw oysters (all of that list, especially in New Orleans). I also like gator from time to time, I mean I am from Florida after all. I know that’s probably strange for some, but I don’t think it’s too adventurous. I wouldn’t say any of this is like eating scorpion on a stick!
Would you eat it again?
Absolutely. I will try almost anything twice! BUT I will never eat shark. Ever. Ever. Ever. Even the legal kind. Not happenin’. Oh. And Balut. I can’t stomach eggs let alone the thought of that!
Do you have any photos or videos of you eating this food?
For as many photos as I take, you’d think I have more! Here are a few…
|Top Left – Kusaya in Yokohama, Right and bottom left – escargot and frog legs in Barcelona (won’t win any awards for Photoshop, yes I cut someone out of the picture)|
What do you do if offered controversial foods (like shark fin soup, or anything endangered) or food you don’t normally eat (like meat if you are vegetarian).
I would just politely refuse and say, “No thank you.” So far, this hasn’t happened to me, thank goodness!
Have you ever felt guilty about eating a food?
Le sigh. Yes. I caved and ate foie gras in Barcelona. I cannot lie. It was amazing. I felt so guilty I’ve never eaten it since. That was years ago.
|Foie gras with apple chips in Barcelona at CentOnze|
A list of what I want to try:
Scorpion on a stick
Some kind of eyeball (think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – eyeball soup, anyone?)
And more kinds of bugs
I know I might be a little crazy. I’m alright with that. 😉
What about you? What is the strangest food you’ve eaten? Where were you? Do tell!