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    What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    created by Nelikya 131 days 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    Category: World

    What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hey Cnet!

    Simple question for today...
    There's that one dish that sticks out in your mind. It looked really weird , unfamiliar, or maybe disgusting...but you tried it anyway!

    What was that dish? Did you end up liking it?

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Undoubtedly, Durian.

    Not a dish. Just a fruit. The king of fruits, they say.

    The durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.
    Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering with an unpleasant odour. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour, which may linger for several days, has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.

    Yes, the smell can linger for days on end, so beware before eating.


    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hey, Nelikya!

    Coming from the south, I find that we eat strange parts of animals that most don't care for. During thanksgiving, pig intestines are a popular dish and I have tried it. It's good if cooked right. But not something I look forward to or eat every year.

    Have a great Wednesday!

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hi there Nelikya! :)

    I don't think I have eaten a lot of unusual things because I usually get repulsed so much I never even get to the point of trying it. I know.... "You never know unless you try it", but I am a big baby, especially when it comes to eating bugs or inner organs like the intestines Kendra is talking about... yuck... So the only unusual thing I can think about is called balut, which is a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. Look it up on google if you'd like! My family was having it at a dinner party and at first I was shocked, but after trying it I realized how delicious it actually is.

    Much love,

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    I have not eaten many things that would be considered weird, because for the majority of the time I stick to simple, basic, American foods. However, my best friend is Taiwanese, so I have recently been opened up to a new category of foods that may be seen as disgusting to some. The thing that I remember most would probably be fish eggs; they were on a piece of sushi that I ate, and my friend only told me after I had eaten it! Surprisingly, they didn't really have much taste, and I guess my overall experience with them was not exactly good or bad. I wouldn't really want to have them again, cause they added nothing to the dish.

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hey Nelikya,

    The weirdest thing I've eaten was a chocolate covered cricket. I honestly don't remember much except that the chocolate tasted a little weird and that it was crunchy in like a bad way. It wasn't that bad, but I don't think I'll ever go out of my way to eat anything like it again since it was just so weird. I'd still like to try turtle, alligator, and snake at some point just to say that I have, but I don't know if that's ever going to happen! If you guys do ever try the bug candy, don't expect it to taste amazing!

    Have a great day!

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hey everyone,

    The most unusual thing I've ever eaten is a placenta. Lots of health benefits! And it was very good.


    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hi Nelikya!

    The weirdest thing I've eaten would definitely be squirrel. I had it in 6th grade while I was part of an outdoors club. We were learning how to "survive" in the wild or while camping. The speaker that was teaching us how to cook out in the wild had recently caught a squirrel and he decided to put it into a soup. He then served it to us so we could experience it.

    Honestly, it wasn't that bad. It tasted kind of like chicken noodle soup except the chicken was a squirrel. It was a darker meat but not unpleasant; the taste was most similar to chicken. It wasn't my favorite probably because it lacked flavor but not half bad!

    Thanks for the question!


    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Hi everyone,

    I once ate a Kangaroo meat in Germany. It is a German favorite , we were at the wedding and they roast it, made soup with some of it. Out of curiosity I taste it and fair enough it was really delicious so I ate some of it. I like to try different food etc.... Have a great day.

    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    Kangaroo roast?! That sounds crazy, I wonder how they presented it, was it a whole kangaroo on a skewer?

    Oh, and just kidding about above! I was just trying to be silly. I think Alex's cricket might be the best sounding of everything mentioned! I've had alligator, it was pretty good. And also frog legs...scrumptious.


    Re: What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?

    The balut egg you guys mentioned above is also pretty strange of a food to me when I first had it. Although I was kind of exposed to it when I was at a young vulnerable age so I just thought the balut was the normal every day thing that people eat XD. So I didn't think it was that strange; in fact I still craved it from time to time.
    I think one of the stranger things I also had is raw oysters with lemon juice and some sort of red ketchup tasting sauce. The feeling of the raw oyster on my tongue is very unpleasant, but for some reason the entire combo of the oyster, lemon juice, and red sauce made it all very refreshing of a snack. I don't know, some people find the raw oyster disgusting, but others just love it! I'm one of the latter!

    Have a good one!