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Apr 27, 2008 08:55 PM

Grossest food on Zimmern's Bizzare Foods

I like the show and admire Zimmern's enthusiasm for unusual foods of the world. The grossest food I've seen eaten has to be the wok fried bat served in the jungles of Thailand. You see the fried little head with teeth bared. EW.

What's your grossest food on that show?

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  1. Piure or sea squirts, that hunk of coral or what ever with the animal living in it. They cut it open and there is all this red gooey thing that looks like a bleeding sore. On the Chile show.

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    1. re: Phaedrus

      I'm with you! That was the nastiest thing ever....what was the first person that at that oozing thing thinking?! Just remembering it now makes my stomach turn...worst hands down for me.

      1. re: Phaedrus

        Yeah, that was pretty gross.

        There was another thing that disgusted me -- it was a bug or worm of some sort that looked like a pus ball. Does anybody remember what it was?

        1. re: Phaedrus

          I found that episode fascinating. Being a Star Trek nerd, all I could think was "so that's what a Horta looks like". lol

          Live Long and Prosper.

          1. re: Phaedrus

            After a while, it all begins to blur: testes, penises, insects, etc. But I do have to give props to the piure. Wow. I could've sworn that it was breathing.

          2. Just about everything on the Morroco show made me want to vomit. Zimern was a bit of a curiosity at first, but seriously, it makes me nauseaus watching what he eats.
            And who kisses him???????

              1. re: beelzebozo

                that frog clip crosses the line into surreal comedy.

              2. Balut. The egg with the duck embryo got to me. Bleah! Also, when it comes to insects, bugs, worms and grubs, count me out.

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                1. re: Antilope

                  Oh yes those tree worms, right out of the tree were gross!

                  1. re: Antilope

                    I like Balut. But I'd stop at the tree worms too.

                  2. When he ate the putrid meat fixed with scrambled eggs. You could see him actually gag on it.

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                    1. re: shalisah

                      The raw pork fat (dama mein) left to ferment for two weeks in a jar in Taiwan was bad news, The stinky Tofu restaurant just seemed revolting (he couldnt even eat the house specialties)
                      In Alaska when he ate buried rotted fish and the "Whale Blubber" condiment.

                      1. re: jvish

                        One time in Mexico we were visiting a friend's house out in very rural Mexico and he put out a plate of raw pork fat. You were supposed to put lime juice and hot sauce on it. Sorry, I couldn't do it but my hubby gave it a try but had to spit it out. Luckily these were good enough friends they didn't get offended and just laughed at us. I thought they may be playing a trick and just trying to get us to eat it but a few of the folk (not all) were eating it up! Can you say "trichinosis"? Everything else they have ever made us out there is great and that is where I learned to cook carnitas and homemade tamales! Yum.

                        1. re: jodymaryk

                          Must be where the term "Chew The Fat" came from. ;-)

                          1. re: Antilope

                            Nah, that came from Chow Yun Fat, the Hong Kong actor.

                          2. re: jodymaryk

                            Raw pork in Mexico!

                            The secret of "Our Lady of Fat-ima" visions?

                            1. re: dave_c

                              dave c; that is pretty stupid.

                              1. re: cook52

                                I figured I wouldn't get an em-phat-ic response to my pun. I too wasn't in-fat-uated with my response. I think I was a too fatigue from work.