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Aug 14, 2012 01:31 PM

Bizarre foods

I know it's totally passe and lame to go getting all excited about eating guinea pigs or whatever, but I still think it's a little fun. And since I'm soon to be moving to Brooklyn (from boring old Boston), I imagine my prospects for eating weird crap will increase significantly. Anyone got any suggestions? Bugs, kangaroos (ideally locally sourced), what-have-you, all welcome.

(Would also be interested in places doing particularly creative things with particularly interesting parts. You know what tastes pretty great is pig brain.)

Apologies if this has been covered before; I was surprised that I couldn't find an existing thread about it, but several search efforts got me nowhere here or in Manhattan.

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  1. Of course, I promptly find this thread

    But hey, it hasn't been updated in a while.

    Also this site

    Which is pretty excellent.

    1. What are you searching on in the Manhattan board? Game meats, offal, organ meat, insects? My favorite place in the Outer Boroughs for weird parts is probably Kabab Cafe. In Manhattan, Takashi, The Breslin, Public, Bar Boulud, Yakitori Totto, Hakata Tonton, there's lots of options.

      Some suggestions:

      There's a good number of places in Chinatown, too.

      You might also be interested in the gastronauts.

      1. Lamb fat kebabs at cheburechnaya in either rego park, queens, or brighton beach, brooklyn (the one in queens is kosher, brookly's is not)

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        1. re: tex.s.toast

          They also have lamb testicles at Cheburechnaya.

        2. You can get (quite delicious) chipotle crickets at Chiles & Chocolate in Park Slope, and possibly at other Oaxacan places.

          Lamb palate/face/eyeballs at Xi'an Famous Foods or Biang!, perhaps?

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          1. re: didactic katydid

            Chiles & Chocolate closed a long time ago.

            1. re: seb

              Shows you how long ago I moved from Park Slope to Greenpoint.

            1. re: chompchomp

              By Woodside/Sunnyside? What do they have that other Korean restaurants in the city don't?