I had lamb at a seder meal. It was delicious, though I also find it hard to describe the flavor.
I had gater before, but it tasted like chicken.
I once had octopus and squid, though many may not consider that odd. I liked it.
Frog legs and pheasant legs are nice. Both taste like chicken.
Deer tastes like some really gamey ground beef to me. It's really good in stew.
The reason deer tastes gamey is because you're only allowed to shoot the ones that have nuts. Deer raised for meat are typically female or eunuch like cows are, that's when you can taste the "default" venison flavor, rather than testosterone and beefy meat. It's still more or less beef, although it has a slightly different qualia to it.
Lamb is quite plentiful in England. It's available in all the supermarkets, and many restaurants will offer lamb dishes. Having said that, though, I'm too keen on the taste. Plus it's usually pretty fatty.
Goose is also rather plentiful here. At least, in my memory it wasn't something I saw much when I lived in the USA.
The most unusual meat I ever ate was alligator down in Florida many years ago.
I've had lamb a few times; I like it, but they don't sell it at Walmart.
I eat calamari (deep fried squid) fairly often; it's delicious but rather rubbery. You can often find it at restaurants.
Now that I think about it, I have never eaten pheasant. That's rather odd-- considering how popular pheasant hunting is in my area and that I know someone who raises the things.
I'm not sure venison is unusual, but I eat some a few times a year.
By far, the weirdest thing I have eaten was steamed mussels.
I live in the United States, far from the coast.
I think that you will have to go hunting yourself if you ever want dove or pheasant.
Lamb, Goat, Mutton (Which I shot myself), Deer, Horse, and a few different game birds (Pheasant, partridge, Grouse, Pidgeon, Duck, Goose).
Seafood wise: Squid, Octopus, and pretty much every type of shellfish except Sea Urchin (those things creep me the fuck out).
Obviously, that's just the more "odd/unusual" items.
One time mom dared me to eat a whole dead baby mouse from the freezer, and I did. I earned $5. We used to breed mice at that time, to sell and for our snakes.
One time some family member's friend gave us a piece of deer they had hunted. Mom cooked it up and it was delicious. We have chicken about three times a week, so it's rare for us to have something special like this.
I wouldn't consider this weird, as in this part of the U.S. seafood restaurants serve this, but I've had mussels a few times. Or whatever shellfish it was.
No one has mentioned these, so I don't know if they are uncommon or not, but quail are good. I've had them once, fresh from uncle and aunt's backyard quail cage.
If I've had lamb before, I don't remember it well, but I think I've had it.
Actually it’s a good story, she should tell it to more people.
We didn't find it in the freezer, we used to breed mice so when we put them down to be snake food, we kept them in the freezer.
christ your family is fucking mental. we should call the fbi
You know, some people may think my family is crazy, but we're not. We just have some silly and random personalities. And many moods.
Well I think your family sounds fine. Your mother in particular sounds like an interesting person. Feel free to share more stories about her.
Well, when my mom is in a good mood, (which is pretty often) she randomly bursts out singing. Sometimes singing about something that someone just said. She sings in a goofing off way, and I think she gets it from her dad (my grampa).
Grampa jokes around a lot, and sometimes pretends to be a zombie and fake eats us. He's not always in a good mood, though. When he has a headache, (which is pretty often, due to his back and neck issues) he can get very grumpy, sometimes yelling, arguing, and complaining about things that make no sense to be upset about.
Last night mom had to get out of the house, and met with her friends to talk, taking my sister, dad and I along. They decided to meet at McDonald's, which I am sick of. We stayed there for 2 1/2 hours before dad decided to leave, because he was getting sore from the seats. He took his car from work to get here, so he was able to go. We stayed another half hour before we left too. When we got home, we found the den (computer/school room) doors open, (one of those doors where the knobs are made to not turn, and so just by pushing they open) and my 1000 piece jigsaw I was putting together was all broken. I had put a chair behind the door, so the cats couldn't get in, but it was pushed out of the way. Marigold, our Pit Bull/German shepherd mix, had opened the door with her weight. Grampa said it was open when he went in there, but he closed it again when he left. So that means the dog had already been in there, but left without messing with the puzzle, but forced her way in again to investigate the cardboard on the table (she thinks cardboard is delicious). I was already frustrated because I was almost halfway done with that large puzzle, but then mom discovered chewed-up pieces of puzzle outside of the room. More were found, and I got a bit mad at the dog, calling her a stupid dog. The puzzle was new, bought a few days ago (and expensive at the place we went to; almost 30 dollars.), and was a beautiful picture of colorful frogs. Mom was nice, as she always is, and looked up on the website located on the box to see if they could order it online. I cleaned up the mess, while mom couldn't find it on the website. So she looked up the name, and found it, along with another pretty puzzle, this one with butterflies. She let me choose; the other puzzle, or the frog one. I chose to get the same one as I lost, since I wanted to finish it. Gramma paid for it, since she's nice and she wanted to. But then mom asked me, "Do you want the other one, too?" I was surprised, and I agreed. Mom says she'll probably hear about it from dad later, but she liked the other one too, and she's kind like that. It'll come on Monday, in two days.
Mice and snakes? Sounds like a nightmare.
Not a nightmare. I don't have fears of mice and snakes; we think mice are cute and snakes are beautiful. Now spiders would be the nightmare.
Actually, on the same day, mom said I'd get $10 if I ate a mealworm. We had them as treats for our mice, and they were alive. I tried to squash the thing to death so I could eat it, but at the last second it started moving again! I threw it back onto the table, giving up the ten dollars.
I haven't really eaten a lot of weird mammal meats. Maybe duck(no I have not eaten dog).
In terms of seafood, I've eaten a lot of weird things, some I don't know the name of. I remember once my dad and I were walking along the beach in Korea, and we came across a little mini-restaurant on the beach. It was a stall run by two old ladies who were literally selling whatever they caught on the rocks and the tide pools nearby on a plate, for 10 dollars each. We bought two and I remember my plate having raw octopus legs, sea urchin eggs, slices of raw fish, a couple of mussels we were meant crack open ourselves, and something that looked a lot like an uncircumcised penis.
I had catfish once. It tasted disgusting. Just too fishy. Like inhaling a muddy pacific plant.
Catfish isn't really an unusual meat unless you're not from the United States... lol
No, I'm from Oregon. I'd just never tried it before so to me, it was unusual.
Yeah, sounds about right.
I've had rabbit and venison before. They were actually quite good! I recommend everyone try them if they're affordable in their region (there's plenty of rabbits and venison where I come from).
Not sure if this counts as a meat but I used to eat salt and vinegar crickets as a snack all the time. I only ate them to be cool and 'edgy' but then I realized they were actually really good. I just had to avoid looking them in the eyes haha
Yeah, counts as meat. It was a living creature, after all. I've heard they taste like sunflower seeds, but I sure ain't trying them.
Sunflower seeds is a good way to describe the taste. Very airy sunflower seeds. They also kind of remind me of popcorn hulls because they get stuck in your teeth like those do and feel the same, lol.
Lovely. Bugs in your teeth.
Gotta get that protein!
Didn't you get grossed out by it at first? Even a little?
Yeah, it was really hard for me to try the first one because I was grossed out but once I did and realized it wasn't bad then I wasn't grossed out anymore.
YOU'RE NOT DEAD!
You're a monster.
Oh boy, well this is awkward...
I absolutely love trying new things, so I've eaten a fairly wide variety of "unusual" meats.
...That's about all I can think of. xD
Some of these probably aren't particularly unusual, depending on where you're from. Just thought I'd list everything the average United Statesian probably wouldn't find at their local fast food joint.
Since my list doesn't seem particularly unusual to you, might I ask what you WOULD consider unusual?
Much appreciated. :")
Ahh. Yes, that definitely makes sense. x_x
I have less than 0 desire to try balut, and I would NEVER be cruel enough to eat something that's still alive. Adding to that, I really don't fancy the idea of eating any of the various fermented meats around the world (such as lutefisk and Surströmming).
On the other hand, I'm actually not bothered by eating meats with the head still attached. In fact, there's a restaurant around here that serves roasted pig's head that I'm planning to hit up. :3
I had a turducken, except my roommate deep fried one of my pet goldfish and put it at the center. Be careful who you start prank wars with...
That's horrible!! I would NEVER forgive anyone who did that!
Yea.. We're not friends anymore. But I did manage to spray paint a goldfish on his car before I moved.