what's the most unusual thing you've eaten?
- ohmeohmy Jun 30, 2005 08:20 PM
and I don't mean on a dare! :-)
I'm a standard fare road chow-er.
No ant eggs, sweetbreads, intestines or brains for me.
Dammit that I grew up in Louisiana....alligator, squirrel, turtle, possum, rattlesnake, rabbit's not really weird, but man I love paneed rabbit.
I don't miss most of it much. Turtle soup, yum with sherry, to die for.
Olm, My philosophy of eating (especially related to travel) is, if "they" eat it, so should I. I've dined on cold smoked monk fish liver, smoked eel, grilled lamb's kidneys and chile lased menudo. But when it comes to actual taste that wows the senses, nothing compares to "spicy pork intestine" served Seszhwan style. At first taste, it appeared to be "the poor man's Foie Gras"; However, this dish was elevated beyond that. The texture and flavor were incredible. What's more, I instantly realized the cosmic distance between Sweet & Sour pork, Chow Mein & Garlic Chicken to the culinary genius I was experiencing. This meal also allowed me to transition to the tastes Asians adore rather than the mundane offerings provided to the Olive Garden crowd. My suggestion is, if it's the house specialty for "locals", order it.