Grossest thing I ever ate

Saturday, January 29, 2011
...was not chicken feet.
taken by me in the Philippines last summer
In Korean foods, I love sun-dae (pig/cow intestines stuffed with noodles and veggies) and sun-dae-guk but Chase thinks the latter tastes like blood. It doesn't. He's just American. I've also had fried larvae but that was for extra credit in school once so it doesn't really count. Most recently I tried a Filipino dish called sisig but I couldn't finish it after Chase told me it was chopped up pig's face...and then I realized how American I was too.

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38 comments :

  1. I have not tried sundae or soondae before, but I have had chorizo which is sort of like the sundae. I have not tried sisig either and will not eat it not unless they will make it into beef and not pork. I am an asian as well and I too like some weird stuff, but not too extreme. I like to eat chicken intestine, beef tripe, and beef liver. Yum! :) Have a great weekend!

    Adin B

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  2. oh gosh that's horrible >< It's good that your friend didn't tell you that when you were eating it. lol :P

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  3. I know what that is and it IS disgusting! But not as gross as "balut". Half of my family lived in the Philippines so I went back to visit them a few years ago. It was an experience, to say the least.

    That picture looks absolutely disgusting. Glad I already ate! I can't tell you the grossest thing I've ever eaten...being Asian, there's a lot to choose from. :)

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  4. Mexican chorizo. It's glands, and lymph nodes from a pigs cheeks. I usually eat it with eggs, or queso blanco. I love it, and it's in my fridge. The only downside is it wreaks havoc on your body. So tread lightly.
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  5. I'm sure sundae isn't that bad. But yeah, I don't like sisig either omg. D: Yuck yuck yuck.
    The grossest THING I EVER ATE was the smoked salmon wrap at my university. It was so disgusting. I love salmon and this was just not doing it justice.

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  6. Maybe you guys just haven't had good sisig? I'm Filipino myself and I admit there are a lot of gross-looking things on our menu. It's better to just not know what you're eating and just go with the flow! :D I'd say I'm a pretty adventurous eater, but I don't think I'd care to eat fried bugs. Bleugrh.

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  7. hurricanekerrie, yeah, you're probably right. It looked good in the picture but then when it was placed in front of me, it didn't look the same at all!!!

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  8. whoa! i cannot eat anything meat. after seeing a video of what happens, i just can't.


    my mom actually had one of these the other days. she was making a soup!

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  9. "Sun-dae"...do you think that some tourist orders this expecting an ice cream sundae? Big surprize there. As a child, I always ate the chicken hearts and gizzards in my mother's chicken soup. I liked them. I am more veggie now and would need to be in an advanced state of starvation to eat them now. My theory is that anything they feed you at an early age, you get used to eating.

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  10. I don't think i've ever eaten anything that gross. the closest i can come to that is my daughter eating guinea pig in peru.

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  11. You're so brave and adventurous to try all that. I've tried frog legs, does that count?!

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  12. I haven't eaten that many gross things yet. I just wanted to say that your new header is way cute :)

    Laura
    Life As I See It.

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  13. When I was in Russia I had cat and didn't realize it. We bought something like a gyro from a street vender and the meat tasted a bit off...afterwords our head teacher told us why. Yeah...I threw up in my mouth.

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  14. sisig is one of my favorite Filipino foods. :D

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  15. Iguana stew in Aruba. The meat didn't taste bad but I didn't like the little bones. I also had pigtails in that same meal and those were super yummy I am not gonna lie haha.

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  16. chocolate covered ants? 'possum cooked soul food style? barbequed coon?

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  17. I've eaten cicada larvae in Shanghai, which was actually pretty good.

    I've also eaten guinea pig while in Peru. It's quite delicious because it's very fatty so it gives off a great flavor (is that too much detail? Sorry!)

    I'm Mexican so we grew up eating all kinds of things that other people think are gross, but they're normal to us. Menudo is a soup made with cow intestines that we used to eat almost every weekend.

    Remember people: it's not weird, just different!

    Flora

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  18. I accidently ate a chocolate covered grasshopper, thinking it was just a chocolate bar. Bleeck! It didnt taste gross but I saw the head and figured out I ate the butt first! Sooooo gross!

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  19. Oh sisig! I'm Filipino so yes I've had it, but that's not the grosses thing I've had. At least you didn't have dinuguan (sp?) in tagalog it means blood and well it's a stew made of cow's blood. So ya, us Filipinos we sure know how to gross people out with our food.

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  20. Can you believe I've never had sisig!? I'm 100% Filipino (and was even born ther, moved to Hawaii when I was 3) and don't really enjoy the "funky" foods our culture has to offer. I mean, I'll definitely try it at least once, but if it's too funky, then I'll move on. Tabitha (Fashion Therapist) is right, diniguan (also known as dinardaraan, or as I like to call it "chocolate meat" lol) is boderline gross... but if you get past the fact that it's made with blood, it's sorta tasty.. sorta. :)

    I stick to more mainstream Filipino foods, like: pinakbet, balatong, pork adobo, lechon, lumpia, pansit, torta (eggplant w/ egg), sinigan/laoya, chicken tinola, chicharon, longanisa, and my all time fav dinakdakan! I just had some dinakdakan... I love how my dad prepares it.. yum. :)

    That's so awesome that you got to go to the Philippines. I haven't been back, since we've moved to Hawaii.. my parents go every few years, so hopefully next time they visit, me and the hubby can go with.

    Hope you're having a great weekend Elaine!

    xx Love & Aloha

    p.s. I Loooooooooooove Korean food! And my Filipino grandma makes the best kimchee, at least in my opinion she does. hee hee.

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  21. I'm really not an adventurous eater, and I haven't traveled much so I'm having a really hard time coming up with an answer to this question... I have eaten lots of chorizo though, so I guess I'll go with that. I eat it with eggs too... so yummy.

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  22. apparently ( i had to ask my husband this question) the grossest thing i've ever eaten is shrimp paste. it has the most offensive odor ever and is too salty/strong flavored for the American palate. but i can't help myself. it just tastes toooooo good with a bowl of hot rice.

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  23. Pig lips....disgusting..or american. lol.

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  24. While in Taiwan last January I had lots of interesting new things, none of which I thought tasted gross, but that my friends and family were horrified about when I returned. The most interesting was fried bees and fried crickets. They were actually quite crunchy and dare I say...pretty good!

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  25. As a vegetarian, it's hard to find something really gross to eat, but at least I remember the most disgusting thing I drank.

    Once a friend of my mother brought us some tea made of sea buckthorn and can't remember what else - nothing gross, I thought, in any case. I was the first to try it, took a mouthful and... went straight to the sink. I don't know if it was foul or what else was wrong with it but: it tasted exactly (and intensely!) like the taste one has in one's mouth after throwing up. Yuck.

    Though I doubt it was the sea buckthorn itself - because if it was, all the stuff with it I see at the supermarket would be impossible to sell - I can't help but think of sea buckthorn tea as 'vomit tea' now.

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  26. awww but i love sisig Elaine:) i guess it's acquired taste. i think anything raw is eeky for me.

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  27. When the chicken feet in the photo are grilled they're called Adidas in the Philippines. I've never tried it, but my friends say it's really good. I really love sisig. In defense of sisig, though, I have to say that some are just made of pigs ears and a little ordinary pork parts. (At least the one that my friend makes)

    Oh and I think the worst thing you can possibly eat are lizards that clone themselves. I read an article last year that said that a biologist discovered the rare species of lizards when it was served in front of him for lunch in a restaurant in Vietnam. I still shiver when I think about how gross that was.

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  28. I lived in the Philippines til I was 16 and I've never even tried chicken feet and definitely not sisig. There are a lot of gross looking foods that taste really good tho.

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  29. I am from Lithuania and pork is really praised. We can turn any part of pig into excellent dish. So far I've eaten pig ears, tongue, stomach stuffed with mince, spice and then smoked. stewed pig ankle is called 'karka' here and it is really yummy but it doesn't look equally good hehe. Probably it is not the grossiest food in the world but not the most usual, too.

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  30. Snails are kind of chewy and tasteless (that 's why they're served covered in garlic sauce) and I always find those tiny birds they dish up in posh restaurants ridiculous (quail I think). One bird = one bite. What a useless kill. My aunt got me to eat a fish eye once. I am veggie nowadays so I am pretty boring on the gross food front :D

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  31. I am a culinary wimp and have never eaten anything gross. I have had some things that tasted pretty nasty though. Like things with eggplant. But I just figure it wasn't prepared very well so I keep trying it. I think that if I don't know what's in my food then I will probably like it. Also, it helps if it doesn't resemble what it's supposed to be. I'd have a hard time eating chicken feet. And i would probably need therapy if I ate something's face.

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  32. i can't think about anythig gross that i've eaten.... maybe that's because everytime i have to eat something disgusting (some part from an animal usually) i just say "no thanks i'm a veggie" hehehe always works!!!

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  33. I think the weirdest thing I've ever eaten was fried guinea pig ("cuy") in Peru. It was slimy and weird and they fry the whole thing, head and all. It looked like the poor thing was screaming!
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  34. I just asked Matt and he said green beans. Ha, he like almost everything but he gets all grumpy if a green bean even touches hids place.
    Hmmmm... I guess snails or octopus but they are comparitively pretty tame.

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  35. I tried really hard not to gag at this. Elaine, you're one brave girl!!

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  36. I cannot believe you would eat that.
    I am a PICKY eater.
    I cannot go there. Not even mentally. I cannot eat those things.
    I've had rabbit. I almost died after I ate it, I felt to bad.
    Also tongue and liver. Needless to say I will not eat that.
    Well that is unless we have a world ecatombe and it's all the food there is.

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  37. Sisig is actually delicious, until someone tells you what it is. I'm from the Philippines, by the way. :)

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