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Mar 2, 2009 10:11 PM

I've never had!!

I would like to think I have tasted everything but i haven't. I've never had:

-white truffles
-fresh porchini mushrooms
-a scotch older than me
-kobe beef

These are just off the top of my head, is there anything that you haven't tasted yet that you want to. I'm sure there are a hundred things i didn't think of.

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    1. I've had a scotch older than me! Don't know enough to appreciate it though. You should get thee to a whisky tasting!

      I'd like Kobe and White truffles too.
      And I'd try caviar.
      Never had oysters.
      Had lobster once, but want it again
      Fresh made crab cakes a la Ruths Chris Steak House
      Fois Gras

      And completely unrelated, but I just realised I could have cooked rack of lamb for valentines. never mind.

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      1. re: Soop

        You've never had caviar or oysters? Oh Soop...the world that awaits you is bright and shiny indeed! I'm almost jealous, like when people are reading The Brothers Karamazov for the first time and have all that to look forward to.

        1. re: tatamagouche

          I'm not a great fan of seafood, and both are said to be aquired tastes...

          1. re: Soop

            I eat oysters, but broasted oysters are yummy and so are many different ways to make them. Lightly grilled with butter and some fresh herbs is great and I love my grilled with a little spinach and fresh gruyere, also some fresh small chopped shrimp with some butter and lemon.. Oysters raw too are just as good. Caviar, no thx. I've tried it just don't like it.

            White truffels, love to try also Fois Gras
            Tripe, just can't bring myself to try it

          2. re: tatamagouche

            I have had oysters that were in a thanksgiving dressing, but I don't think that really counts. They were really small and I just swallowed them. I would like to try them either fried or roasted. Don't think I could ever eat one raw!

            I have had a high quality caviar once and did not care for it at all. The host of the party I was at was very proud to serve it, and I just took a dab, but I thought it was pretty nasty stuff, even though she kept telling me how much it cost!

            Had foie gras for the first time last year and loved it! Also had the crab cakes at Ruth's Chris and thought they were just okay. Not a big seafood fan myself.

            1. re: danhole

              Well, now, if you're not a big seafood fan, that might explain not liking caviar and the fear of raw oysters, right?

              Yes, the first foie gras experience is also a treasure.

          3. re: Soop

            You, the best chef in the universe, have never had real tamales and refried beans. But you are invited to my house anytine.

            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

              Damn Sam, I'd love to. I just might hold you to that if I ever get to the states!

              I have to say, some of my other frijoles were real nice, and I've eaten them out (years ago) but proper /proper/ frijoles? Maybe not. Tamales, definitely not.

              Oh, and the kicker? Donna "cleaned" the kitchen and threw out the remaining corn husks.

              1. re: Soop

                I'd be upset. I have to bring husks back here (Colombia) from Mexico or the US.

            2. re: Soop

              Why on earth would you want crab caked from Ruth's Chris, a national steak house chain?

              If you want to try fresh made crab cakes, try someplace like this:


              As for me: sushi in Japan. Unagi in Japan. "Indian" food in India. Street food in Taipei. The list goes on.

              1. re: Soop

                If you have never had oysters you need to go to Key West! The BEST oysters I have ever had (and Lord knows I've eaten a LOT of oysters in my life) are the steamed oysters at the Conch Republic Seafood Company. HEAVEN!!!

                1. re: filth

                  Complete with napkin over the head?

                2. Ooo things I plan on having SOMEday:

                  real, expensive caviar
                  Italian Italy
                  A "real" British breakfast maybe with beans, tomatoes, and kipper ;D (in a year and a half, we're planning on going to the Manchester, England (England, Across the Atlantic Sea....) area for a wedding, I hope I can get one then!)
                  Cream tea
                  Cockles and winkles
                  Colcannon made by someone who knows how it's "supposed" to taste. ;D
                  Hmmm I'm noticing a trend here...

                  7 Replies
                  1. re: Morganna

                    Don't forget chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

                    1. re: Morganna

                      you won't get a cream tea in Manchester - you need the West of England - Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset.

                      English brekkies are everywhere.

                      1. re: smartie

                        Hey you might do. Never been to Manchester, but although cream teas are ubiquitous down south, you might get a version elsewhere.

                        1. re: smartie

                          Oh I know that (I'm SUCH an Anglophile). If it weren't for the wedding we're attending, our first trip to the UK would be down in the Cotswolds and Cornwall. :)

                          Still, I'll be researching Manchester, too. Do you know if there's an Indian community in Manchester so there might be good Indian food available up there?

                          1. re: Morganna

                            I think you'll be able to find something ;)

                            1. re: Morganna

                              You can get cream tea in Manchester. Huge Indian/Pakastani restaurant district. Like the Vegas of Indian food.

                              1. re: Densible

                                Suh-weet ;D It's a year and a half off, and I'm already getting excited about this trip. *giggle*

                                Though the "Vegas of Indian Food" sounds a bit weird to me. Do you mean there's loads of buffets? :)

                        2. Orangequats. I'd never heard of them until yesterday. Guess they're an orange-kumquat hybrid.

                          Scorpion soup.

                          Yak butter tea.

                          Part of me really really wants to try stuff like lutefisk, casu marzu, and balut. And, of course, part of me really really doesn't.

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                          1. re: tatamagouche

                            Hey, I thought we had the same taste buds ; ) I have to draw the line at balut. Gack.

                            But would join you in trying all the others, even casu marzu.

                            1. re: Rubee

                              Balut = good!
                              Yak butter tea = foul

                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                I trust you, so I'm crossing yak butter tea off my list!

                                With balut, I guess it's because mom says she's never been crazy about it (hột vịt lộn in Vietnam), but I think it's mainly because I've seen too many pictures.

                                1. re: Rubee

                                  Vietnam and the Philippines - just the same: some people really enjoy balut, others do not. All Tibetans and most Bhutanese (except the Nepali in the Terai) enjoy yak butter tea. It is on my list that includes pulque.

                                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                    Remind me to tell you sometime what pulque (Pull Kay) means in Norwegian.

                                    1. re: Passadumkeg

                                      Pulque doesn't mean anything in Norwegian.

                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                          Haha, I wasn't trying to be difficult - but "pul meg" (or pul deg, for that matter) sounds a lot different from pulque...

                                          1. re: hangrygirl

                                            Bergens pike? Savanger gutt. Just playing w/ the name "Kay". Go eat a polser med rekker salad for me will you, please? We had a rekker fest last night w/ rekker smorbrod and hvit vin.

                                    2. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                      pulque is bad? i still wanna try it sometime though, just for the experience.

                                      1. re: kirinraj

                                        One long continuous strand of mucously disgusting foul regurgitate slightly fermented in the worst way imaginable at room temperature usually served in brightly colored plastic pitchers that have never been washed - oh, yes, be my guest!

                                      2. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                        I'm Nepali and I find that yak butter tea tastes like liquid popcorn. In a bad way.

                                      3. re: Rubee

                                        I too trust Sam, but I'm willing to taste something foul just to taste it for myself! Come on, Rubee, our reward can be, like, a bottle of Amarone immediately afterward.

                                        1. re: tatamagouche

                                          You know me too well! Okay, for a nice bottle of Amarone, I will.

                                          I've had pufferfish/fugu - just a bit of numbing sensation. For live, I once had witchetty grubs in Australia. Not awful, but no need to revisit.

                                    3. re: Rubee

                                      Yay, Rubee! What about pufferfish?

                                      Oh, I've never eaten anything live. I might do that, though I think I'd regret it afterward.

                                    4. re: tatamagouche

                                      Balut isn't that bad. A lot of what's sold around here is very immature so, unless you're looking, you can miss the embryo. You want to try something really challenging, try fresh game birds. Biting into the skull of a fully developed bird is a lot different than trying to slurp down a 7-day embryo.