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Where to get "bizarre foods"?

Mamabrownbear Dec 1, 2010 04:02 PM

My family is looking to try new foods from around the world that are bizarre to most Americans.
We are looking for chapulines, alligator, frogs legs, etc. Any kind of crunchy (or can be cooked crunchy) insect, foreign fruits and veg, etc.
Does anyone have any clue where to either purchase these items to cook at home, or know of a place to go eat some? My kids are on a "try new things" kick, and I am happy to indulge their desires for new experiences.

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    ranger99 Dec 17, 2010 08:35 AM

    I would try NICKY USA in southeast Portland. They have gator, musk ox, duck tongues, elk, deer, buffalo, wagoo.

    their website is:


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      Burnside Sid Dec 11, 2010 09:27 AM

      Whiskey Soda Lounge on Division, they've got lots of weird stuff.

      1. joshua Dec 8, 2010 09:16 PM

        Potentially helpful answer: chicken feet (and more) at Ocean City dim sum

        Unhelpful answer, but I can't seem to stop myself: Bangkok. See attached photo of fried insects from my trip there two weeks ago. Yum!?

        Ocean City Restaurant
        3016 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

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          MyNextMeal Dec 3, 2010 12:17 PM

          Asian grocery stores would be your best bet for non-Western foods...FUBONN on the East Side and Uwajimaya in Beaverton for starters. H_Mart in Tigard, too.

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