Robin Garr wrote:But I have a really hard time with bunny rabbit. I know it's trendy and gormay, and I can gag down a bite if I have to. But it's just too darn close to my cat buddies.
Paul B. wrote:Paulo, I love fish and seafood. No freaky factor for me there.
However, I have always found watermelon to be one of the most nauseating things I've ever tried. It looks pretty, to be sure; but that vaguely cucumbery taste along with that itty-bitty/granular texture you get when you chomp on the red/pink stuff (whatever it's called - the inside) and the bland, flatness of the juice, is just so unbearable that my stomach rises the moment I taste the stuff.
Sonia Hambleton wrote:I guess it's what you grow up with too. It was always a special treat to order black cod out at a Cantonese restaurant. Some restaurants will bring it by the table in the net for the adults to approve of the size and freshness before it is cooked and served. (head and tail intact of course). Same with fresh prawns, crab, or lobster.
Although I grew up with fish, prawns, and all sorts of edible live swimmers we seldom had meat at home (vegan dad). So when I was in highschool, I was grossed out at a friend's BBQ by the slabs of steaks and burger patties. The same friend would come to Chinese dinners with my family and loved everything BUT was equally grossed out by the whole fish!
Now I'm over it and eat meat, but I still don't like handling it.
Foods that still freak me out - sea cucumber, chicken feet, pigs feet, tripe/chittlins (um... it's GUT... why would I want to eat that?!), cream sauces (ew gross alfredo!), southern "sausage gravy".
Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:I guess the food that most freaked me out was a sandwich containing one slice of a brown meat-like product and one slice of fluorescent orange cheese product, on one piece of white Wonder-like bread and one piece of off-white (verging on brown) Wonder-like bread. As served in the bus station in Indio, California.
Sonia Hambleton wrote:Don't get me started on the biology background - rat and cat dissections put me off handling raw chicken for almost a decade!
Stuart Yaniger wrote:Jeff, that would be Balut, the national food of the Philippines. It's widely available here (I live near a huge Filipino population), so we can always arrange to get you some when you visit.
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