Most Exotic Food You've Tried

  • the 1975

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    I ate raw conch (the meat of the creatures that live inside conch shells, I guess) while I was on a cruise in the Bahamas. That's the only exotic food I'd say I've eaten.

    I spent my spring break in China a few years ago and the Beijing Food Market had some…interesting things. I didn't eat any of them, but a guy in our group did—fried beetles, I think, but there were also fried seahorses on sticks and brains and stuff.

    I'm a vegetarian now so my dietary choices have become a lot more boring.
    August 6th, 2013 at 08:00pm
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    I had camel. It was pretty good. It was a camel burger.
    August 7th, 2013 at 07:28am
  • chai latte

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    alligator (SO GOOD), frog legs, rocky mountain oysters (aka bull testicles), rattlesnake, goose liver, duck, baby octopus, menudo, cow tongue, lots of weird types of fish, a couple other things that i can't remember. i have very few boundaries when it comes to food and will enthusiastically try just about anything. =D

    i don't really consider any of it "exotic", just slightly uncommon. the only things i really didn't like were rocky mountains oysters (flavor was okay, but i couldn't get past the texture--so squishy) and baby octopus (tried it on a dare and nearly puked--again, the texture). everything else has been delicious.

    fried alligator, which i've had three times, is hands down my favorite. rattlesnake tastes similar to alligator, and they both kind of taste like chicken but with much, much more natural flavor and spice. i eat duck quite a bit because there's a ton of asian restaurants in my area that serve it, and it's soooo good. SO. MUCH. DELICIOUS. FAT. & menudo, when it's done right, has been one of my favorite foods since the first time i tried it years ago.

    oh, and i'm planning on buying some crickets this weekend so i can fry 'em up. it's something i've always wanted to try and it'll be the first food i've tried that i consider legitimately "exotic".

    oh, also. grass smoothies. about as appetizing as it sounds. :/
    August 7th, 2013 at 09:11am
  • ode to sleep

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    Chicken leg? They fry every piece of the chicken in Malaysia, so it's very common, but it was just crunchy and not very nice tasting.

    Fish eye. It's actually good, but the texture and thought of it is what freaks you.
    August 9th, 2013 at 02:38pm
  • psychotic secrets;

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    Octopus. I had it at a restaurant. It had spicy taste and felt like rubber. It was okay.

    Though I did make my family upset because I referred to the octopus as Squidward.
    August 20th, 2013 at 07:14pm
  • solo sunrise

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    I think I posted here before? Anyway, this'll be an updated list. Alligator, crickets, elk, bison, pronghorn and quite a bit of venison, although I don't consider that exotic.
    August 20th, 2013 at 11:42pm
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    Dried cricket, goose liver, and almost tried some chicken feet but it was all skin & fat so no thanks.
    August 21st, 2013 at 01:53pm
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    I ate kangaroo once Twisted Evil
    August 22nd, 2013 at 03:55am
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    My brothers ordered cow brains at a restaurant in Puerto Rico. I didn't eat any, but I still thought I'd share.

    Egh.

    Edit: and they ate every bite.
    September 12th, 2013 at 05:26am
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    Just tried Alaskan reindeer & smoked wild boar yesterday. Not exotic, but definitely uncommon. Also delicious.
    September 16th, 2013 at 03:24pm
  • Saul Hudson

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    I had chocolate covered crickets once.... they were delicious Vampire
    September 25th, 2013 at 12:37am