Gut Rumbles

December 24, 2004

try it--you'll like it

I've eaten almost every one of these foods. Most of 'em were pretty damned good, too. (I don't care for caviar-- that's just too fishy. But smoked reindeer tongue is delicious.)

I haven't tried these yet, but will will if I ever get the chance:

#11-- Moretown Bay Bugs. Just WTF is THAT?

#22-- Kangaroo. I'll bet that it tastes a lot like venison.

#32-- Guinea Pig. I've eaten squirrel. I could handle Guinea pig.

#36-- Barramundi. I don't know if I've eaten that shit or not. I don't know what it is.

#40-- Australian Meat Pie. If drinking beer is involved with eating whatever-the-fuck goes into this "pie," gimme a plate full. I am an adventurous soul and I know that anything called "meat pie" usually contains ingredients that a dog would rather piss on than devour. I'll try it.

I am surprised that nobody mentioned rattlesnake, dandilion greens, raw conch, armadillo, 'possum or raccoon. I've eaten every one of those dishes, too. (They SUCK, but I ate them.)

How daring is YOUR palate?

(Link shamelessly stolen from here.)

(UPDATE: Here is a response from a kindred soul.)


I used to have a large mature woods behind a house that me and some other guys rented several years ago that was chock full of grey squirrels. It was my mandate to hunt them down with my ever trusty Winchester .22 rifle. Squirrels are smart and tricky to hit with a .22. But I had it down to a science. I'd get them everytime by throwing a shirt down on the ground on one side of the tree and they'd come around to the other side (where I was) and peek around the tree at that shirt on the ground, whereby I'd blast them with a long rifle shot to the head.

I filled our freezer with them and me and my roommates ate WAY too much squirrel until ultimately we just got sick of trying to come up with new ways of cooking them. Because frankly, they just aren't that tasty.

That's about when I stopped going to the woods with my rifle.

btw, I love fishy tasting stuff, including caviar, salmon roe and basically any type of sashimi. could eat it all day long.

Oh, and I want to wish you a very merry christmas Rob.

Posted by: marcl on December 24, 2004 09:48 AM

MORTON Bay Bugs. Like a slipper lobster very good eating. Barramundi is a great white fish from Australia. Dog has got to be the worst meat in the world.

Posted by: dbltap on December 24, 2004 10:27 AM

Durian fruit is also very very bad. Smells just like an open 3rd world sewer. Tastes very sweet though. Makes your head sweat. Don't remember why I ate it. But it sucked.

Posted by: dbltap on December 24, 2004 10:32 AM

.. actually, kangaroo tastes a lot like dog...

Posted by: Eric on December 24, 2004 10:33 AM

You either got a very bad kangaroo or a very good dog. Dog in Korea, beer and rice fed, is not as nasty as a generic street mutt, but still not quality chow.

Posted by: dbltap on December 24, 2004 10:39 AM

Hmmm I've had most of the stuff in that list except the Aussie meats and Haggis.

I Liked the racoon, but the possum was a little too greasy for me.

Had Bear too. I love all the various forms of Sushi and Sashimi.

Cat is nastier than Dog, kinda stringy too.
Most unusual thing I've ever eaten was monkey.

I'll try anything twice, just in case it was poorly prepared the first time.

Posted by: delftsman3 on December 24, 2004 10:55 AM

And did you ever suck squirrel brains from the boiled heads? Not bad.
Also eaten know, the kind that swim and build dams..and ground hog..hmmmm were those the good old days????

Posted by: Sharon on December 24, 2004 12:46 PM

Kangaroo and meat pies are excellent. I had both in Australia and I miss them.

Posted by: Grand Fromage on December 24, 2004 02:59 PM

All the listed edibles are links so just click the food to learn more 'bout it, wot wot!

Posted by: BlogDog on December 24, 2004 05:38 PM

I would pass on sea cucumber; tastes about like old dried rubber cement. Sa Cha Mein is a Chinese version of spagetti; SPICY. Korean Barbeque is GREAT! Japanese breakfast (fermented soy) looks like the chef blew his nose into a bowl ; not what I like to look at first thing in the morning. Guiness is the only real beer.

Posted by: Terry on December 24, 2004 06:24 PM

Now don't tell me I'm the only American here who's visited the Philipines and tried Balut?

Posted by: Gewehr98 on December 24, 2004 10:11 PM

What, no lutefisk or geoduck?

Posted by: Dave Munger on December 24, 2004 10:43 PM

I would think that "Haggis hurling" would be the body's natural reaction to having eaten such a disgusting concoction:

"Well, if you can't bring yourself to eat it, you can always throw it. Haggis hurling, once a Scottish tradition dating back to early clan gatherings, can now be witnessed in a biannual World Haggis Hurling Championship. If you want to practice in the traditional way, though, get your girlfriend to toss it over a stream at you (like the womenfolk of olden days) and attempt to catch it in your kilt. Whisky is optional, perhaps advisable. "

Posted by: rimfirejones on December 25, 2004 11:51 AM
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