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29/01/2013 at 10:46
A few years back we went to a restaurant called Archipelago where they serve weird and wonderful foods. http://www.archipelago-restaurant.co.uk/archipelago_restaurant_home.html
I had crocodile with a plum sauce to start, then kangaroo fillet for main. Dessert was ordered for me and had bees in it! They guys I was with tried to make me eat a bee but I could't bring myself to do it.... the crunch
Whilst we were there Prince William and Kate Middleton turned up for a meal. They sat in the corner holding hands and had 4 bodyguards on separate tables and the paps were out front
29/01/2013 at 10:56
Chickens feet, not that it was weird as its common but it was just strange seeing little feet on my plate
Have had crocodile and snake too.
My h would literally eat anything at all he loved the street markets in Malaysia as it was just a pick and mix of the oddest meats ever
I'd have tried that bee dessert sounds intriguing
29/01/2013 at 10:59
Chickens feet are very common in Chinese cooking aren't they.
I'm not a honey fan and this was smothered in gooey honey then the crunch
29/01/2013 at 11:02
Yes they are really common, I mistakenly ordered them then realised and thought I'd just go ahead and try them. I did eat them but those little feet laid on the plate did make me shudder
My sil cannot bring herself to eat duck, she says it would be like eating Donald
29/01/2013 at 11:04
I had kangaroo and ostrich but it was at a restaurant called Dans le Noir so we were eating in the dark and I didn't know what I was eating-the darkness is meant to heighten your other senses and it was fun trying to guess what you were eating but I never in a million years would have guessed either of them!
We are aiming to go to hestons restaurant late this year (or there's a similar style one in London but not as well known, not sure of the name) we are all about the weirdness I'd also love to go to that restaurant in the dark to try it out x
29/01/2013 at 11:05
Kk that's it dans le noir! What else did you have? I'd love to go x
29/01/2013 at 11:30
I can't remember it was a couple of years ago but it is an amazing experience. It's very noisy and we found we couldn't help but listen to the conversations next to us (it's because your hearing is on super high without the vision). I also ended up using my fingers to check my plate was clear but figured nobody can see me being so uncouth!!! My H proposed that night which might explain why I don't rember the food! I'd love to go again
29/01/2013 at 12:35
I've eaten a lolly pip with a scorpian in it, that's as weird as i've got.
29/01/2013 at 12:43
The weirdest thing is probably kangaroo! So not that weird really!
29/01/2013 at 14:54
Not quite in the same vein
but I have eaten the protective chips that come to protect fragile items, used to be made of styrofoam now they are made of some sort of starch.
29/01/2013 at 15:04
A few things but Whale blubba and reindeer, although differ for the UK not for many Scandinavian countries is what springs to mind the most.
29/01/2013 at 17:28
I had a camel burger once. It was quite nice. I also had whale blubber once - absolutely disgusting! like eating a lump of fat (which is bad enough anyhow) but then with the most yucky fish after taste, and I usually like fish! Seaweed too - but that is pretty normal in Wales and nice too.
29/01/2013 at 20:11
I only had a nibble to be polite but when I was in Romania with work some years ago, the uni we were visiting put on a big fancy spread and the dishes included breaded chicken brains and feet. Yuk.
Oh and I suppose when you think about what is in it, haggis is fairly weird - I love it.
29/01/2013 at 20:36
I haven't eaten anything weird but H's family seem to be willing to try anything. BIL ate hippo when he was in South Africa, and PIL like to try local delicacies on their travels with the most recent one being puffin in Iceland.
29/01/2013 at 21:50
I am veggie and wont eat anything out of the ordinary now but when i was a kid i used to eat dog biscuits, cat biscuits and fish food. Oh actually whenever i make gravy i eat some granules which probably makes me the worst vegetarian in the world!!
30/01/2013 at 08:29
MM - I remember from another thread people saying they 'eat' a tsp of gravy granules or pinch off the oxo cube... You're not alone! Weird though - must be so salty!!!
I've eaten armadillo - can't remember what it tasted off. And mum used to make Lambs Tongue casserole. Literally I piled of little Lambs tongues on the plate. I'm guessing it was a cheap option...
30/01/2013 at 10:15
Beez-Crunchy on the outside smooth in the middle??
(sorry couldn't resist!)
30/01/2013 at 10:17
KK- took me a second there....
30/01/2013 at 11:20
Lol took a punt you were old enough to remember the advert
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