I did a quick whip around with some of my mates and asked them what weird foods they’ve eaten. Here’s a random sample:
Leonie, my chocolate-obsessed buddy, OF COURSE said deep fried mars bars. Well…that sounds pretty weird but deep-fried chocolate MUST = delicious, right?
My bro, Kitty, has eaten squirrel soup…and was only told afterwards what it was. Always the way…those secretive little bastards…
Lukas, who lives in Vietnam, said “It’s a toss-up between barbecued dog, deep-fried pig eyes and crickets wrapped in leaves.” He claims he was being culturally sensitive.
Charlie, another pig fan, has eaten the eyelashes of a suckling pig. Mmmm….teeny weeny slithers of…something that’s barely even there.
My gorgeous friend, Sez, has eaten pickled eel (yes, Sez, but was it JELLIED IN ITS OWN COLLAGEN?!?!?). She also told me a story about how she made an awesome cake with the most delicious icing for a rowing party. At the boathouse, she dropped a chunk of icing on the dirty, smelly, filthy, Yarra River infested boatshed floor…and picked it up and ate it. We asked her how many times she’d been dropped on her head when she was a baby.
Richie, who’s mama was raised in the country and ate every single part of animal, used to cook him tongue. “I didn’t like eating tongue…it’s like you’re eating your OWN tongue…” He then demonstrated how one would eat one’s own tongue. It was weird.
My fellow Filipino buddy, Lucky, hasn’t eaten anything weird, which is surprising considering one of his motherland’s delicacies is an egg complete with chicken foetus (at beak and legs phase). According to my mother, it’s deliciously crunchy. Mmm…chicken foetus.
Tell us, what’s the weirdest thing YOU’VE ever eaten?