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Non-deveined shrimp.

Yes, I KNOW it's edible and I KNOW it won't hurt me but psychologically, I just cannot force myself to eat shrimp if I see even a bit of black. I've tried, and my throat physically refused to swallow it - and I realized that if I kept trying, it was going to come right back up anyway.

I concur. I ate shrimp that were not deveined ONCE. Got sick--it didn't come back up, it went straight thru. NEVER AGAIN.

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If it is offered to me, I would try just to satisfy my curious mind. I am sure some of you ate earthworm during your childhood....... it wasn't too bad or was it?

:blink: Wow. No, never even THOUGHT of it. It's BIRD food, man! You can tell I was not the adventurous type.

If you ever chance to try the egg with fish intestine dish you mentioned, let us know how it was. For better or for worse. :biggrin::shock:

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Dog and the "monkey's brain scooped out of his freshly cut off head" dish.

You should probably draw the line somewhere.

"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."

Woody Allen

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i don't know. it just sort of reminds me of the anecdote that kim jong-il eats sashimi straight off a still-living fish.

I'm pretty sure this is available -- even to folks other than Dear Leader -- in Japan as well.

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Kidneys - had them once, that was more than enough.

Okra as star ingredient.

Raw tomatoes in anything bigger than a fine dice, and not by themselves.

-- Judy B

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.

--James Michener

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Surprised that it has not come up -- PUMPKIN!! In any way shape or form. I try every year but I can't swallow. I love squash - butternut. acorn, kabocha - but pumpkin tastes rotten.

Ants, bees, grasshoppers fried are fine. Snake and alligator are yummy.

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But when it comes to what I won't eat that is a regular food item listed on menus and sold in super-markets... my vote, hands down, goes to L I V E R ! Yuck! :angry:

Not even Foie Gras?

Do not expect INTJs to actually care about how you view them. They already know that they are arrogant bastards with a morbid sense of humor. Telling them the obvious accomplishes nothing.

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Baby birds on sticks - grilled whole at street food stalls in China.

I looked closely at one in Beijing but just couldn't do - my Chinese friend assured me they were excellent!

I guess I'd be passing on the embryonic chicks too...

David

those are Quails and they're delicious

Do not expect INTJs to actually care about how you view them. They already know that they are arrogant bastards with a morbid sense of humor. Telling them the obvious accomplishes nothing.

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i don't know.  it just sort of reminds me of the anecdote that kim jong-il eats sashimi straight off a still-living fish.

I'm pretty sure this is available -- even to folks other than Dear Leader -- in Japan as well.

Sashimi cut off "living" fish is available in some mainstream sashimi restaurants in the U.S. as well. I know of at least two in Northern Virginia.

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What I can't stand (be kind, I'm new) is melon of any sort.

It has a background flavor of, well, pastel.

Oh my gawd, I'm NOT alone! I (until now) thought that I was the only person in the world that didn't care for melons! Not only do I not like them, they don't like me; I'm reminded of them for up to three days afterward ! Have disliked raw, unpeeled bell peppers for life, yet I love roasted peppers. Beets :blink: yuck. Overcooked celery (think beef stew or pot roast). Don't think I could eat cat, even if I did't know what it was. Mountain oysters, lamb fries,calf fries (same idea, different critters). There's more, that I'm sure of, but I can't think of them now.

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so, just how does one survive in Louisiana sans black-eyed peas? isn't that a major food group there? :hmmm:

My mother sure must have thought butter beans were a major food group! We grew them in our garden and had them so often, I can't stand them anymore.

I also cannot appreciate beets.

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Baby birds on sticks - grilled whole at street food stalls in China.

I looked closely at one in Beijing but just couldn't do - my Chinese friend assured me they were excellent!

I guess I'd be passing on the embryonic chicks too...

David

those are Quails and they're delicious

Sorry but that's not what I understand by quail - small poultry normally on toast.

Quite acceptable unlike the afore mentioned birds on sticks - I think its to do with the eat everything except the beak thing...

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Within the realm of the bizarre foods I couldn't eat Rat.

Of the foods I may come across regularly? Lemon Meringue Pie. I can make it for my SO and she loves it. Shrimp heads are delicious, escargot exquisite, my mom being form Tennesse fixed okra (one of the few things she could cook), you name it, I'll try it, but not Lemon Meringue Pie. Odd I know, but then again, I am odd. :rolleyes:

Charles a food and wine addict - "Just as magic can be black or white, so can addictions be good, bad or neither. As long as a habit enslaves it makes the grade, it need not be sinful as well." - Victor Mollo

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It seems that there are three types of inedibles to most people:

the flavour is awfully primal

the texture is horribly visceral

the food is terribly familiar(think dog, cat etc.)

I think it bears repeating that if anyone in a particular country can eat it, while it may not be extremely tasty, it is not poisonous, and really, if one is starving, isn't that what is key?

That said, the texture I can't stand is viscousness of any sort, the flavour I cannot stand is that of anything rotting, and the food I would in absolute not eat is probably myself. After all, the stomach must have legs to travel on. : )

I would most likely try anything once.

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i don't know.  it just sort of reminds me of the anecdote that kim jong-il eats sashimi straight off a still-living fish.

I'm pretty sure this is available -- even to folks other than Dear Leader -- in Japan as well.

Sashimi cut off "living" fish is available in some mainstream sashimi restaurants in the U.S. as well. I know of at least two in Northern Virginia.

This is called ikezukuri ( 活け作り -- the kanji are for "living" and "to make" or "to build" -- or 生け作り -- kanji for "live" or "genuine" and "to make" or "to build") and is common in better Japanese sushi-ya.

A literal reading of the word would allow for the common serving technique of arranging the sliced fish on its skeleton, without regard to its state of health or the time of its death. However, in common usage and as understood by most people, this refers to slicing pieces from the flesh of a live or just deceased fish. In fact, while one can find it sliced directly from the still live fish, it is most commonly done with a fish that is taken from the tank, killed, and immediately sliced.

I've most often seen this preparation done with ishi-dai and aji, but is not limited to these fish.

With regard to Kim Jong-il, I think this is more than an anecdote. His long-time Japanese personal chef has written a book (published only in Korean and Japanese, I believe) detailing his life with the Dear Leader, including curiosities both gastronomic and otherwise. The book describes Kim's love of sushi and sashimi, including ikezukuri.

In terms of things that I cannot eat, I would have to say the only one that comes to mind is American-style, canned, water-packed albacore tuna. For whatever reason, the mere smell of it induces a gag reflex. Then again, I am not generally fond of canned fish. Good Italian tuna packed in olive oil is another story. Peter Pastan (Obelisk) used to do a roasted pepper stuffed with a tuna mousse that was out of this world.

Bugs, brains, live things, long-fermented things...bring 'em on...just keep that damned Starkist away from me!

There are other things that I would not choose to eat, but that do not make me ill -- Japanese style curry, Korean kimbap, American fast food, etc. The aforementioned water-packed albacore is the only one that actually turns my stomach. I imagine that, were I starving, I could also eat the canned tuna. However, I've not had to try, as I am one of those blessed never to have come closer to real hunger than the looks of desparation and smells of sickness one encounters in the slums of certain Asian cities.

Would that all had the great fortune of choosing their food. This thread makes me realize just how fortunate we all are here on eGullet.

Jim

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London, England

Never teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and frustrates the pig.

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