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Jan 23, 2002 08:59 AM

Wierdest Food?

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What's the strangest, most bizarre food you have ever eaten? The other nite I was watching Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" and there was this guy who would eat anything. He ate live leaches, maggots and some cow dung which he described as, "dry".

I guess for me it would have to be the cow brain (Russian style) I had at my sister-in-law's wedding. How about you?

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  1. Bugs. Not necessarily that tasty but I guess they are classified as weird.

    Duck tongues. One of the reasons to go to Tung Lai Shun restaurant in San Gabriel.

    Offal and related products are no biggy for me anymore. Beef pizzle and Rocky Mountain Oysters are de rigeur...

    1. i am pround to say that oatmeal & haddock is my strangest!

      had a lot of dog in asia, but never quite got the nerve to try cat or rat.

      and what is strange about duck tongue or "offal"? that post in reply seems to miss the "weird" part.

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      1. re: basil

        and what does any of this have to do with LA, btw?

        isn't this why there is a "general" board?

        1. re: basil
          michael (mea culpa)

          They have a small living room -den off the lobby.>>
          Maybe we've bought in to the stereotype that we are a little (or a lot) weird here, therefore, greater possibilities for weird eating.

          1. re: michael (mea culpa)
            michael (mea culpa)

            Talk about weird, that was a paste in from another thread.

      2. Second hand, but comes to mind...friends of mine were served, in Italy, a dish which was a type of live larva feeding on a particular type of cheese which gives the larva its unique flavor.This is both the weird food and moving food winner for me.
        Can anyone verify this item, or were they just really gullible Americans??

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        1. re: ciaolette

          i recall reading a thread on this very subject right here. try doing a search on the general board/archives.

          it seemed to be a legitimate story, IIRC.

          and NO, that wasn't quite the type of "fusion" food i had in mind in my own thread (seattle board)!!

          1. re: basil

            I searched and you are correct , a previous post does discuss "cheese with maggots
            in it ("Casu Marzu") eaten in Sardinia as a delicacy"

        2. You'll want to check out "Man Eating Bugs" by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio.


          1. Typhoon at the Santa Monica airport has many bug dishes including scorpions on toast