Small Talk Six - The Strange Things I Have Eaten

It's time for Small Talk Six and this week it took a second to figure out what on earth I was going to list for my 6 of the most exotic or the strangest things you’ve ever eaten.  I really do not feel that I have eaten that many strange or crazy things but once you read my list - you can let me know.

1.  Eel Soup - I went to a Japanese restaurant with several friends (while I was still single) and no one wanted to try the eclectic things on the list.  I am not afraid to try new things so I gave it a try.  While it was strange looking, it was actually quite good. 

2. Toad in the Hole - I think the name is stranger than the actual food.  I have quite a few relatives that live in England because that was where my mom was born and raised.  I was also born there so when I go back there, I have the opportunity to try many yummy but eclectic sounding dishes. 

3.  Raw Calamari - my Uncle Sean dared me to eat this with him when we were in Brighton, England.  Always up for the challenge - I tried it.  It was bad but I had braces on so I literally chewed the calamari for hours as it is very much like a rubber band and kept getting stuck in my braces. 

4.  Beans on Toast - another very yummy while not so good sounding English dish.

5.  French Fries in Mayonnaise - this is delicious.  If you haven't tried, you really should but it must be Real Mayonnaise.

6.  Ants - my dad came back from Survival School with the Air Force and taught us bugs can actually be eaten when you are starving.  He dared me to try one and I never turn done a dare.  (Just so you know, if you are thinking of daring me to do something - I am now a mother.  It is not wimpy or weak of me to turn them down.)  Ants really aren't that bad.

Do you have any strange or exotic foods that you have tried?


Aubrie Williams @ The Buzz 4 Moms said...

I remember your dad daring me to eat ants at family camp one year. I'll never forget it. He ate one and I nearly flipped. Love your list. Yours is alot more exotic than mine.

babyrocasmama said...

Yes, french fries with mayo is actually good. What exactly is toad in the hole? Is it like the toast with a sunny side up egg in the middle (you make a hole in the toast and fry it up together)?

Raw calamari and eel soup. WOW. You're adventurous.

Karen of 3G2S said...

Yikes at #6!!! LOL!

Becca said...

French fries in mayo is normal to me LOL

I ate haggis once in Scotland!