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Old 8th August 2008, 18:07   #16
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Whats the big deal about this?
Let people eat whatever they like.

Try explaining Molaga Pudi (the chilly-dhal powder served with idlies) to someone used to a bland cuisine.
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Can someone please put a warning "It may completely kill your appetite"
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man, if they are cooking and something flies/falls into it, that becomes a delicacy.
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I dont see anything wrong with any kind of animals/ insects/ fish served up as food. I am only hugely depressed when the poor creature is either endangered, or if the method employed to kill it is very savage. Although I'm sure there is no such thing as a painless death, atleast not in whatever slaughters I have seen in India. Somehow, I manage to put that behind me and relish the meat.

Anyone who eats meat yet decries the killing of another creature which does not fall in the above categories, in my opinion, would be a big hypocrite. Not eating it is personal choice.

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man, if they are cooking and something flies/falls into it, that becomes a delicacy.
Yup. Ideally they should also charge you a little bit extra for it.
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Yup. Ideally they should also charge you a little bit extra for it.
God alone knows how many such creatures we have eaten due to lack of hygeine / cleanliness at some hotels.

Biju, the squid's we ate at Moonrakers were like rings with a rubbery texture. Dipped in batter and deep fried. Also known as Kalamari / Calamari. Here it looks hideous. Is the kalamari different from the pic where the squid's are shown?
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Euwwww. Hate that stuff
God Bless Indian Food and the people who know how to make it.
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The trouble with eating the baby octopuses live is that they are very intelligent and have primitive linguistic capability. You can hear their little pleas for mercy as they go down your gullet.
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some of the things are really stramge, but anyone whose been to bangkok must have seen seen fried inscets. (crikets, grasshoppers, etc.)

I tried for myself.
5 for 10 bhats. Tasted just like chicken.
But ill prefer chicken anyday
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some of the things are really stramge, but anyone whose been to bangkok must have seen seen fried inscets. (crikets, grasshoppers, etc.)

I tried for myself.
5 for 10 bhats. Tasted just like chicken.
But ill prefer chicken anyday
Again, it depends on how we see it

In taiwan, I had Frog legs. It was just like chicken and no difference. It was made in garlic sause. U know what, I ate it till I know that it was frog. Then my brain was always told about the frogs we see in our place and refused to take further.
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Arrow food!

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Can someone please put a warning "It may completely kill your appetite"
One man's meat is another man's poison!, as I'm sure some 'wise' human said.

What's disgusting to someone might be an irresistable delicacy to someone else - it's just a matter of personal choice.

While I myself may not be bold enough to try some of the food-stuff displayed in this thread, there's possibly a whole civilization who lives to eat the same food-stuff.

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The trouble with eating the baby octopuses live is that they are very intelligent and have primitive linguistic capability. You can hear their little pleas for mercy as they go down your gullet.
I'll take them fried please.


ps. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, anyone?

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The trouble with eating the baby octopuses live is that they are very intelligent and have primitive linguistic capability. You can hear their little pleas for mercy as they go down your gullet.
Nice ! Will go with beer I guess.

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One man's meat is another man's poison!, as I'm sure some 'wise' human said.



I'll take them fried please.


ps. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, anyone?
Those soup!
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I don't know who decided that eating ugly prawns and shrimp was OK and that eating snails was not.

Always remember that your knowledge of food is limited to what you have eaten, or your culture permits you to eat. I find new foods and cultures very interesting.

In my travels around the world I have had the opportunity to eat (from memory)
  • Raw Horsemeat - It was frozen and defrosted a few times, thereby tenderizing eat. the slices were square and as thick as fruitcake slices. It went down very well with some strong Shochu into which we smashed a sour plum
  • Jellyfish - It was well cooked, but I didn't enjoy it much
  • Various raw fish - Various sashimis, of eels and other sea food, well cut and well presented. I also enjoyed a particular kind of extremely ugly blind white eel. Residents of Singapore may know what I am talking of.
  • Living Eel roll - self explanatory name
  • Silkworm Maggots
  • Grasshoppers, roasted
  • Toad Porridge - A spicy concoction of (very ugly) black toads, porridge and sot sauce. It was fun, but too many small bones.
  • In Zanzibar, I used to eat octopusses till they were literally coming out of my ears. Delicious.
  • Pigs ears - a chinese delicacy
  • Completely flattened and fried pig's head. Flatenned like with a steam roller, lol till both the eyes are practically facing the front. Interesting sight.
  • Crab's egg roe - basically a female pregnant crab has eggs in her shell and you use your mouth to get it out.
  • Drunken Prawns - alive prawns tossed into boiling brandy, causing them to die and kid of cook - again, Singapore residents will know what I mean, it is a long beach delicacy.
But yes, odd food and meats is an Asian and Asean specialty. Not so much in Europe where the beef is simply to die for. Heh heh.

There are many more things I have tried and sometimes enjoyed, let me think...

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Old 9th August 2008, 14:31   #29
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Its just a personal choice. Like Sam said, it all depends on what you have been eating all along and what your culture permits you to eat. Though we have non vegetarians here we are raised to eat only certain type of meat. As others have mentioned earlier, in India too we eat frogs, worms, rats, i have even heard of people eating Bats. If you don't like it, forget it. Dont say things like "Yuck" or I hate it, in front of someone who is willing to eat.

By the way, Isn't Dog meat banned in China??
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Old 9th August 2008, 14:34   #30
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This entire thread looks like an episode of Fear Factor !! oh god

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The trouble with eating the baby octopuses live is that they are very intelligent and have primitive linguistic capability. You can hear their little pleas for mercy as they go down your gullet.
Oh god, I am scared to imagine that what if they squirm in the middle of your food pipe !!!
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