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indelibledotink Jul 14, 2013 10:06 PM

i'm not talking just popups, but places that serve dishes that are taboo, possibly illegal, with that being the draw.

in the thai movie (yes, it's just a movie) the protector, tony jaa tries to rescue his village's elephants from an illegal restaurant planning to use them as food and medicine for a rich clientele.

the places i'm asking about dont have to cater to the elite, however, it could be someone's backyard where people regularly gather to enjoy illicit cuisine.

there used to be places like absinthe bars in nyc when I lived there while it was still illegal.

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  1. indelibledotink RE: indelibledotink Jul 19, 2013 12:37 AM

    bump.

    anybody?

    have you traveled to exotic locales and tried food there that is taboo here? dog, cat, bugs?

    ingest any potions made from rhino horn?

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      UES Mayor RE: indelibledotink Jul 19, 2013 04:31 AM

      My lips are sealed

      1. Bill Hunt RE: indelibledotink Jul 26, 2013 08:01 PM

        Unfortunately, if it's illegal, or nearly so, no one will be able to talk about it.

        Sorry, but that is the way that it is.

        Enjoy,

        Hunt

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          indelibledotink RE: Bill Hunt Jul 27, 2013 12:15 AM

          no rumors, anyone?

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          emu48 RE: indelibledotink Jul 27, 2013 07:02 PM

          Every now and then, word circulates in Honolulu of somebody ... usually a sushi joint ... serving "dancing prawns." Only possible where prawns are farmed. The heads are served deep-fried and the tails are served alive and wiggly. East Asian delicacy. The animal-rights loonies get all excited. Not sure how it's any worse than eating oysters alive, which people do everywhere.

          1. indelibledotink RE: indelibledotink Jul 28, 2013 01:30 AM

            dog and cat meat article: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/what-d...

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