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what is the most grotesque thing you have ever eaten?
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[User Picture]From: laurent_atl
2008-06-02 02:34 pm (UTC)
The hamdog, a hot dog wrapped by a beef patty and cheese that's deep-fried, covered with chili and onions and served in a bun. It's also topped with a fried egg.

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/food/kessler/LVHamdog1.html

I had a fried twinkie for dessert, too.

That same establishment also served a burger using a krispy kreme donut for a bun. I tried that too, but not the same day.
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[User Picture]From: kiimp
2008-06-02 05:19 pm (UTC)
is that good to eat? I mean; a burger with a donut for a bun. wouldn't it just be an awful mix of sweet and sticky and savory? is it not a glaze donut? (I don't know why I'm so intrigued; I'm a vegetarian)
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[User Picture]From: evelamerikan
2008-06-09 02:12 am (UTC)
ha, I had my first fried twinkie in vegas last jan, and fried oreo at mermaids.
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[User Picture]From: iany
2008-06-14 09:22 am (UTC)
Sounds absolutely delish. :X
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[User Picture]From: selkiechick
2008-06-02 02:38 pm (UTC)
So my roommate says to me- my friend brought me this Swedish candy- you like licorice, you will love this. Try some!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Pepper

Not so much.

The salt and licorice flavor was ok, and then there was this other flavor I cannot adequately describe, partly burning and partly... I don't know what (turns out the flavor has a name, sal ammoniac).

My roommate (and his friend) were watching me, and started to laugh. It is the most disgusting thing I have ever put in my mouth and not spit out.

I do have some pride.

Edited at 2008-06-02 02:41 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kiimp
2008-06-02 05:21 pm (UTC)
salmoniak :'D oh wooowww, I will never understand how people that are not Dutch (and, apparently, Swedish) can be SO repulsed by it. I love it; safely said everyone here does, little kids eat it :')
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[User Picture]From: shabby_chick
2008-06-02 02:40 pm (UTC)
I think that the most grotesque thing I ever ate was dried squid, which tasted like...I'm not even sure. I spit it out right away. Actually, everyone spit out their bites. It was gross.
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[User Picture]From: gloomy2000
2008-06-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
XD i love dried squid
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[User Picture]From: shabby_chick
2008-06-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe the kind you had was good--ours was packaged and probably old. I guess that since they sell it, some people like it!
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[User Picture]From: jenny0
2008-06-02 04:33 pm (UTC)
Me too - I could eat squid shreds ALL DAY.
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[User Picture]From: gloomy2000
2008-06-02 04:43 pm (UTC)
lol i love how it comes in shreds!
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[User Picture]From: jenny0
2008-06-02 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't eat it if it came in....squids.
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[User Picture]From: captainneon
2008-06-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
hehehehe
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[User Picture]From: fille_se_perdu
2008-06-03 12:05 pm (UTC)
having tried dried fish, I am totally with you on this one:)
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[User Picture]From: masculine_lady
2008-06-02 02:45 pm (UTC)
I have to say, the sardine flavored Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean is the nastiest thing I ever ate. That thing was horrible. Even worse than the vomit flavored one.
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[User Picture]From: mary_lennox
2008-06-03 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hear Hear!
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[User Picture]From: gloomy2000
2008-06-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
erm....some random dried fruit i got sent in an international snack swap. it was like...cherry blossom dried gunk. it tasted bitter and salty an sweet -it's what i'd imagine a sappy branch to taste like -yick!
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[User Picture]From: jenny0
2008-06-02 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oysters definitely top my list of grotesque foods. They don't look, smell, feel (i.e. texture, consistency, SLIMYNESS) or at the very least taste like anything that should be eaten. My oyster-loving husband has gotten me to try them a few different ways (raw, roasted) and times, since we live in a prime place for fresh oysters, but each time I heave a little and have to force myself not to vomit.
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[User Picture]From: kiimp
2008-06-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
I've only had oysters once and that was at Nobu - I LOVED them; but I'm scared to try them now because I'm afraid that everywhere else they'll just taste.. well, how they smell.
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From: everts
2008-06-11 07:52 pm (UTC)
omg. i LOVEEE raw oysters... god so good!
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From: sue_chan
2008-06-02 05:03 pm (UTC)
Mom once tried to make me eat a mayonaise & pea sandwhich, when I hate mayonaise to begin with!
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[User Picture]From: transcribe
2008-06-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
McDonald's.
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[User Picture]From: kris7even
2008-06-02 06:18 pm (UTC)
hahahaa that made me laugh. and i agree wholeheartedly.
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[User Picture]From: letsplaynow
2008-06-02 06:28 pm (UTC)
that's halarious! and i couldn't agree more.
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[User Picture]From: seekingzen
2008-06-02 05:45 pm (UTC)

Oooh, that's a tough one...

In no particular order...

~ Cold, canned escargot. *shudder* (For a Girl Scout badge - something about eating new foods.)
~ Mashed potato and undercooked adzuki bean patties. (One of Mom's less than brilliant idea.)
~ Broccoli spaghetti. It has the potential to be awesome. However, when you add TONS of undercooked onions and garlic it becomes extremely unappetizing. (Another of Mom's dishes.)
~ Weird gummy Japanese candy. I don't know what kind of flavor they were going for, but it was a massive FAIL for my American taste buds. (Can you believe my mother gave me this, too?)
~ My ex-mother-in-law's vegetable soup. It contained canned mixed vegetables and home-canned tomatoes. Maybe salt and pepper. MAYBE. No other spices, no fresh veggies. Perhaps some moderately edible bits of meat that were rendered inedible by being dumped into the pot.

I'm amazed that my palate is still good that my seasoning abilities impress Master chefs. (I'm a culinary school student, just a few classes from an associate degree.)
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[User Picture]From: masculine_lady
2008-06-02 08:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Oooh, that's a tough one...

I have had those same Japanese candies and you are so right! WOW.
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[User Picture]From: umbreons
2008-06-23 12:10 am (UTC)

Re: Oooh, that's a tough one...

That soup does sound pretty gross... Coming from someone who loads many kinds of veggies into her soup, but anyway... :P
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[User Picture]From: evergrey
2008-06-02 06:41 pm (UTC)
Cubed boiled pig's blood was pretty foul. My teeth stuck together while I chewed it.
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[User Picture]From: masculine_lady
2008-06-02 08:04 pm (UTC)
are you Tony Bourdain?
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[User Picture]From: evergrey
2008-06-03 10:46 am (UTC)
naw, best friend is from hong kong. :)
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[User Picture]From: deemystified
2008-06-02 08:10 pm (UTC)
wow... ok, that's really putting every part of the animal to use!
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[User Picture]From: noshot
2008-06-02 11:51 pm (UTC)
A brick of feta cheese, washed down with milk mixed with dijon mustard.
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[User Picture]From: mimimimi_word
2008-06-03 03:59 am (UTC)
deer brains cooked in scrambled eggs
cow tongue
cow heart
cow pitutary glands

yes, yes my Grandfather was a good German butcher. :-)

on the non meat side, tomato aspic is damn near as nasty as deer brains

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[User Picture]From: badisgood85
2008-06-04 02:58 am (UTC)
I've made a rule for myself after numerous bad experiences. I am not a picky eater by any stretch, but I don't eat internal organs. Ever.
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[User Picture]From: neumsy
2008-06-03 10:23 am (UTC)
Well, on *purpose* it was a horrific bit of smoked salmon which was on top of an airplane salad. (I'm allergic to all kind of fish, but heartbreakingly I love the taste of salmon and shellfish. This was just really, really, really bad smoked salmon. And I had to have a Benadryl afterward.)

On *accident* it's got to be baby vom. I was doing that hold-my-kid-up-over-my-head-and-jiggle-him-about-while-asking-WHOS DA SWEETEST BOY???. He puked in my mouth.
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[User Picture]From: mary_lennox
2008-06-03 03:43 pm (UTC)
LMAO

(I live in fear that's going to happen during one of my play therapy sessions...)
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[User Picture]From: mary_lennox
2008-06-03 03:44 pm (UTC)
Tilapia lasagna, just had it this Sunday. (Oh the horror, the horror!)
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[User Picture]From: badisgood85
2008-06-04 03:02 am (UTC)
Urgh, that doesn't even sound good.
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[User Picture]From: mary_lennox
2008-06-04 03:05 am (UTC)
Well, it was seasoned and cooked nicely - but call me a traditionalist, I draw the line at fish and cheese on a plate.
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From: confidentpoo30
2008-06-04 03:18 am (UTC)
For some reason that has WRONG written all over it lol
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[User Picture]From: badisgood85
2008-06-04 02:56 am (UTC)
My mom made these godawful homemade soda crackers when I was a kid...you know those foods that when you think about them your gorge rises a little? Yeah, this was one of those. She used waaaaaaaay too much baking soda and that was all you could taste. They were the worst thing ever. Another thing she made (another rare miss, she's usually a great cook) was a rice and sausage dish that was so hot it made me throw up. And I LOVE spicy food.
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From: confidentpoo30
2008-06-04 03:18 am (UTC)

Mac and Cheese

The worst thing I ever ate was some Kraft Dinner I found in the cupboards of my motorhome. I didn't think it would taste any different than regular KD, and I knew it had been there for a while, boy was I wrong. It had this moldy textured consistency to it, and it tasted like it had been around for a long time. At the time, I wasn't totally sure exactly how old it really was, and I think I ate it mostly out of curiosity, wondering how old KD tasted.

I finally looked at the box, and the expiry date was dated to 1994. Who woulda ever known. Oh well, thats what you get for buying a camper, Where is, as is. Because the packaging hadn't really changed much, I wasn't aware of how old it really was.
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[User Picture]From: pixidust02
2008-06-06 05:26 am (UTC)

Spam

Spam need I say more..ewww! Maybe it's the texture, maybe it's not knowing what it really is.
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[User Picture]From: sweetnovelist
2008-06-08 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Czarnina! Any Polish folks out there? It's duck's blood soup. The kind I tried consisted of... duck's blood, raisins, vinegar, sweet crunchy unidentifiable thingies... It was nasty. I tried it. I know it's a Polish favorite. But I could barely stomach the stuff.
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[User Picture]From: badisgood85
2008-06-11 02:41 am (UTC)
I like to think that I'm open minded when it comes to food, but I'm not sure I could even bring myself to try it, just because of the "blood" part. I have heard from Polish friends how great it is though.
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[User Picture]From: evelamerikan
2008-06-09 02:13 am (UTC)
armor corn hash. It taste like dog food. My friend eats that stuff like there is no tomorrow, it's pretty nasty.
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[User Picture]From: inthewolf
2008-06-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
probably some type of hot-dog. i had currywurst in berlin and it was probably the worst indigestion of my life. STAY AWAY FROM CURRYWURST.
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[User Picture]From: kaesekanister
2008-06-29 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cooked and sliced cow tongue in aspic. My father likes to eat it with horseradish.
I think the texture and taste are awful.
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