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Gosh. . .

And to think one of my favourite comfort foods is thinly sliced pork liver (I can't stand calf liver, but pork liver's okay) lightly fried with onions, spring onions and ginger. :biggrin: Not to mention double-boiled brains with chinese medicinal herbs.

I don't think I could do the okra though, even smothered in curry. Actually, I don't like corn either. . . *hides from the incredulous stares*

P.S. Be kind. This is my first posting!

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huien, I'll join you in a little public embarrassment. I don't hate corn, but there is one food I hate and will never eat despite puzzled and mocking looks from pretty much everyone I meet.

Mashed potatoes.

You can persuade me to eat a crispy thin french fry, or thinly sliced scalloped potatoes smothered in cream & cheese, (where, in both cases, the potato taste & texture have been cooked out), but you will never, ever get me to eat mashed potatoes. The texture and taste make me shudder. Baked potatoes are pretty nasty too. It's the mealy texture, I think, that does it - reminds me of a bad, mushy apple. :blink:

I'm of Irish & German descent too - I recognize the irony.

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I have eaten and even like many of items that are disliked by others in the thread (love rabbit, enjoy grasshoppers, fish eyeballs were my favorite as a youngster, miss kidneys and eat liver from time to time, made my own raw egg in shell pickled in vinegar concoction).

I don't have a problem eating dog but I'm waiting to try it in its proper context. i.e. in Korea. I will get my Korean friend to take me to a place where there is good dog.

Ditto for brains. I'd eat them and I have a friend who ate them in Belgium. I just haven't had the opportunity/found a restaurant that features this ingredient.

Fugu sounds a bit iffy but again, I'd check with folks I know in Japan for pointers to the safest place to eat this.

I have an egg allergy so eating raw/soft boiled/scrambled/poached egg/meringue/egg custard is out of the question. Egg as an ingredient within a dish is usually fine (e.g. cake, quiche) as is hard boiled egg.

My Mum is the source for the reason that I can eat almost anything. As a youngster, she cooked and served us a variety of odd foods. e.g. escargot, chicken feet, haggis, kimchi, etc. So, I am not so encultured to one cuisine.

Another thing, if there's something I don't think I'd like, I'm game to eating it once in order to have an informed opinion (even if it means I'll throw up). At least I tried.

Living in the South, I'm looking forward to eating chittlings and pigs feet, preferably in someone's home but at a push, at a restaurant.

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there is one food I hate and will never eat despite puzzled and mocking looks from pretty much everyone I meet.

Mashed potatoes.

What would Elvis Presley say of this ?

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Well, when Viva said to Elvis- "Would you like my mashed potatoes? I don't like them very much."

Elvis will say (not would, will. as Mojo Nixon says "Elvis is Everywhere"), " Why yes I would ma'am. And thank you. Thank you very much."

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And Elvis would probably like me very much, as I wouldn't be horning in on his potato stash!! :laugh:

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I will never eat sea urchin. I have a couple of acquaintances who are on a "call list" from some restaurant and get a notice when a shipment of these creatures is due so they can make a reservation.

They rave about them but I can't even look at the plate.

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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Duck or chicken eggs complete with embryo are called balut, at least in the Philipines. I don't believe I could eat those either.

Or bugs.

(edited becuz I cain't spell)

balut are pretty good...it needs some getting used to...there's also the usual tripe, oxtails...but as for blowfish(which i think is called fugu in japanese), i'd pass on that.

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Unless we are talking live or die situations, olives are near the top of my list. I think a big bowl fo them looks beautiful and I always have them out for people when I host a cocktail or dinner party, but I cannot stomach them myself.

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  • 3 weeks later...
Duck/chicken embryo semiformed in the egg (I forget the exact name). I saw it being eaten on a foodnetwork tv show.

In the Philippines, it's called pulutan. And no, I never ate it. Very popular there, though, especially as a bar snack. Also sold in bus stations as road food <shudder>.

From what I can recall, it's called balut (it's pronounced like the "u" in "put"). Men consider it an aphrodesiac and verility enhancer... good Lord.

As a child, I'd be getting ready for bed when I'd hear the street vendor shouting, "Baluuuuut, baluuuuut." Clearly sold at night for a reason... who wants to look at an embryo while you're eating it? I've always seen it semi-hard-cooked; in other words, when you crack the top of the shell open and sprinkle some salt in to taste, you tip the egg up to drink the broth before consuming the tasty treat inside... aaaaaaaaaack.

And, no, absolutely no. I never ate it. Vaguely remember drinking the broth once but would've been completely horrified if the embryo had touched my lips.

:blink:

Edited to add that my food aversions can be summed up in one simple statement: No feet, faces, or organs. Especially at dim sum. Duck tongues. Chicken feet. Tripe. Not even a hope. However, I do love pate...

pulutan is small portions of different foods that filipinos eat while drinking...and balut..it's extremely delicious..haven't had one in ages.

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I would rather starve ( and I went without food for a whole day on a fishing trip because of it ) FRENCH'S YELLOW MUSTARD

Can't stand it. Can't smell it.

Driving on a vacation in Europe. Saw fields of yellow flowers. What's that ? I ask.

Mustard was the response.

What a waste was mine !

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Since I'm a pretty new member and haven't yet had my say, I'm going to resurrect this fascinating thread...

I'm a pretty adventurous eater and have tried big game, insects, fugu, etc. (I draw the line at dog, cat, or monkey) but if there's one common enough food I don't like, it's anchovies. They spoil the taste of a Caesar salad dressing for me, and if they're on pizza? horrors! They make the rest of the pie inedible.

A friend of mine won't eat sweet potatoes in any form.

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Great topic. Being a vegetarian, meat is obviously top on my list and all of the aforementioned "meat parts" are off my list anyway (thank god!). I will however, eat pretty much anything else, seafood included. The one thing I won't eat though, is roe. Bleah. Just the thought of it...

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But of normal stuff, cannot eat bananas.

Cannot even stand the smell of bananas.

If a banana peel is in my waste can at work, will remove it immediately.

Have no idea why.  Just something about them that affects me viscerally.

Probably am the only person on the planet with the aversion, but it is a real one.

Otherwise, am pretty normal foodwise.

A friend of mine declares that bananas are the fruit of Satan and absolutely detests the smell and taste of them. He says that it had to do with a bad experience at a strip club. No elaboration was given and none was necessary.

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Great topic. Being a vegetarian, meat is obviously top on my list and all of the aforementioned "meat parts" are off my list anyway (thank god!). I will however, eat pretty much anything else, seafood included. The one thing I won't eat though, is roe. Bleah. Just the thought of it...

But, do you eat caviar? :raz:

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I will never eat sea urchin.  I have a couple of acquaintances who are on a "call list" from some restaurant and get a notice when a shipment of these creatures is due so they can make a reservation. 

They rave about them but I can't even look at the plate.

I'l second that notion. I eat just about everything at the sushi bar but that urchin is nasty.

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monkfish.

i had nightmares after the first time i had to clean them for our thursday night monkfish special.

ditto for the time i cut a tumor out of an otherwise beautiful side of opah.

funny, cleaning and portioning food was my favorite task at my last job, but i just can't eat the stuff anymore.

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I won't eat:

Tuna in a can - vile smelling. Can't be in the same room with the stuff.

Raw onions. I know - I know. I have seen so many posts here berating people for disliking raw onions. I didn't realize it was such a big deal to so many people. But, for me it is simple - they make me gag. Cooked onions though ? Love 'em!

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Sadly I have eaten most foods put in front of me and having been to Iceland twice this includes pickled herring, rotten shark, hardefisk, smoked salmon, and yes testicles....the waitress said " you call them balls. no?".........that was the best part of the dish YIKES probabley never eat any of it again but also no olives raw tomatoes things that are still alive ..oysters are dead right? hmmmm big bugs might be too creapy

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WOW! Reading this thread has really been an eye-opener. I didn't realize that so many people hated bananas! Who knew?

I have a husband who, besides hating peanut butter as a kid, also doesn't recognize coconut as a food.

I long ago decided that I couldn't eat anything I disected in Biology class. Which means I won't eat frogs. (I don't care if they taste like chicken: I will happily eat chicken.) Nor will I eat perch. Any other fish is fine, as long as it isn't called "perch."

No insects, amphibians or reptiles. Which means no escargot. Those of you who love them may have my share.

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