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Weird Foods

Postby Bparmegeon on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:15 pm

Im new just in case yall was wondering. I was browsing through the forums and notice there was no thread devoted to weird foods. So as the Self-Proclaimed Patron Saint of All things Odd Im starting one. :)

Fried alligator bites
Chitlins
Chicken legs
Fried Gizzards
Baby Octopus
Live Shrimp
Oxtails with gravy
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby PKMKII on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:33 pm

Bparmegeon wrote:Chicken legs


What's weird about chicken legs?

You want weird, here's weird:
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Lutefisk. Here's what wikipedia has to say on this Scandinavian dish:

Lutefisk is made from dried whitefish (normally ling, but cod is also used) prepared with lye in a sequence of particular treatments. The watering steps of these treatments differ slightly for salted/dried whitefish because of its high salt content.

The first treatment is to soak the stockfish in cold water for five to six days (with the water changed daily). The saturated stockfish is then soaked in an unchanged solution of cold water and lye for an additional two days. The fish swells during this soaking, and its protein content decreases by more than 50 percent, producing its famous jelly-like consistency. When this treatment is finished, the fish (saturated with lye) has a pH value of 11–12 and is therefore caustic. To make the fish edible, a final treatment of yet another four to six days of soaking in cold water (also changed daily) is needed. Eventually, the lutefisk is ready to be cooked.


It's been described as a fish gelatin, with a very fishy aftertaste :barf:
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby daftbeaker on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:34 am

A nice list.

Not safe for work, people eating or of a nervous disposition. May cause retching and nausea.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:20 am

The only appetising 'food' on the entire website is the Tree Brain. That looks delicious. Everything else can be forgotten.
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I've eaten cactus fruit before. I don't know how weird that is, but i'd not done that before. I think it was a variant of prickly pear looking a little like THIS. The fruit was full of seeds, but the flesh itself tasted nice. Damn those spines though; I had to have a few Efes to numb the shock of them:-

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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 am

Haggis pakora. Just had some. I wish I had a camera with me, I'd post a pic. It's lovely, by the way.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Bparmegeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:32 am

daftbeaker wrote:A nice list.

Not safe for work, people eating or of a nervous disposition. May cause retching and nausea.


That list was absolutely diabolicle. :antipasta: :barf:
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby PKMKII on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:27 am

daftbeaker wrote:A nice list.

Not safe for work, people eating or of a nervous disposition. May cause retching and nausea.


Oh FSM, natto....
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I've had this stuff before, at a sushi restaurant. It's pretty much everything you'd expect fermented soybean to taste like. No amount of soy sauce could cover that nastiness.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Bparmegeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:05 pm

PKMKII wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:A nice list.

Not safe for work, people eating or of a nervous disposition. May cause retching and nausea.


Oh FSM, natto....
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I've had this stuff before, at a sushi restaurant. It's pretty much everything you'd expect fermented soybean to taste like. No amount of soy sauce could cover that nastiness.


It looks like its covered in a mixture of Snot and Jizz. I wonder...... :paranoid:
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby PKMKII on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:48 pm

More weird food:
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This is Durian. It's know primarily for two things. One, falling durian fruits kill a few people every year when they hit them on the head. Second, it has an aroma not unlike a truck stop restroom that hasn't been cleaned since the Carter administration. The odor is so foul that people are banned from eating them in many public places.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby extropalopakettle on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:11 pm

This is not a durian:
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Anyone know what is is? Not very weird, but not too easy to find other than canned.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Ubi Dubium on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm

Looks like a jackfruit to me. My local market has them canned and fresh. They also have durians, but wrapped tightly in nets so no one will accidentally open one.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby gronank on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:48 am

PKMKII wrote:
Bparmegeon wrote:Chicken legs


What's weird about chicken legs?

You want weird, here's weird:
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Lutefisk.

It's been described as a fish gelatin, with a very fishy aftertaste :barf:

Of all strange Scandinavian fish dishes, it is astonishing you pick up on that. If you want to play it really scandinavian and really disgusting, you should go for surströmming or scandinavian rotten fish as it is named in english.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:05 pm

gronank wrote:Of all strange Scandinavian fish dishes, it is astonishing you pick up on that. If you want to play it really scandinavian and really disgusting, you should go for surströmming or scandinavian rotten fish as it is named in english.

I dunno, I think surstromming would possibly be nicer than lutefisk (assuming you can put a clothespeg on your nose). The idea of gelatinous hydroxide-soaked fish does not appeal to me in the slightest :barf:
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:25 pm

Lutefisk was mentioned in Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon Days. That's probably why so many non-Scandies know about it.
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Re: Weird Foods

Postby Ubi Dubium on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:08 am

I think my entire knowledge of lutefisk up until now has been from Garrison Keillor. Dang, I need to read Lake Wobegon Days again now.
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