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Jan 11, 2010 10:32 AM

looking for exotic food on long island

I'm always one to try different things and lately I've been looking around for some places that sells exotic food on long island but i've had no luck finding any. I've been looking to try frogs legs, alligator meat, and balut but don't know where to get them. Can someone help me out and let me know of a restaurant or supermarket that would carry those items. Also if you have any suggestions on things to try and where to find them that would be great. Thanks.

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  1. Not sure where you are, but V&T market in Hempstead (many posts on this board) has pretty esoteric Asian stuff. Don't know about balut, but I think I've seen frogs legs there.

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    1. I've had frog legs at Sripraphai in Williston Park,

      Big Daddy's in Massapequa has gator on the dinner menu
      Traditional Louisiana sausage stuffed with gator tail meat, sticky rice and spices, finished with chipotle, molasses, roasted red pepper hot sauce"

      1. I had seen some interesting animal (not amphibian) food at Miloski's in Calverton.

        They had rabbit sausage and some other items that you do not find at the local places. No insects, alligators, durian or marsupial meat.

        Call Will Miloski's Poultry Farm

        Miloski's Poultry Farm

        4418 Main Rd, Calverton, New York 11933

        You can get buffalo meat prepared different ways at Tweed's in Riverhead.


        1. Crabtree's in Floral Park has calf's liver and grilled ostrich on their menu. They also do a roast pig once a month I believe.

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          1. re: nmurawsk

            Try Sik Gaek (161-29 Crocheron Ave, Flushing, NY 11358 near Broadway stop on LIRR). They have live octopus sashimi and live octopus / live lobster hot pot! Watch videos of these dishes on this blog about weird food: