I've eaten mondongo (cow stomach) and morcilla (blood sausage) in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, respectively. Couldn't finish the mondongo, actually really liked the morcilla. I did have to remind myself that I liked the flavor before I knew what it was, therefore I should still like it.
Less grossly, I ate granadilla (relative to passionfruit) and mamon chino (relative to lychee), both of which look completely inedible but taste awesome.
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden
Pickled bowhead whale skin and blubber. The blubber, being fat, tasted fine. The skin was like chewing on cuticles. (Someone brought it back from field work in northern Canada. You have to try these things or other anthropologists think you're a wuss.) Not the WORST thing I've ever had, but almost certainly the weirdest.
I don't think any of these are really that weird, but they aren't exactly every day stuff either. I've eaten shark, rattlesnake, alligator, and turtle. I'm one of those people who doesn't like a lot of food, but I will try most anything once. I would eat any of the above again, except for turtle (only because the species of turtles that many find tasty are endangered or on the verge of being endangered, ie sea turtles).
Rhode Islands are red;
North Hollands are blue.
Sorry my thoroughbreds
Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :
I've eaten alligator, wild boar, shark, turtle, something made with cow pancreas. I also had some odd fish egg sacs in South America. My grandmother made me eat squirrel and dumplings on several occasions.
Sadly, the most exotic thing I've tried is like, pork jowl or something. A friend and I were talking yesterday about his father, who's vacationing in ... Singapore, maybe? (I can't remember). His dad was texting him pictures of their "Thanksgiving dinner" - scorpions, seahorse, sparrow. We've decided we should have a weird food club - I have to admit I'm really really curious about huitlacoche!
I've had tripe (stomach), which was absolutely awful and smelled equally as bad. The texture was just...blech. That was many years ago when I lived in France for four months.
Also in France I had something that to this day I still have not identified. It was like a sausage, in that it had a casing, but inside it wasn't ground meat. I *think* it was meat of some sort, but it looked...ruffle-y. Like ribbons of meat that were twisty and ruffled. It too was absolutely disgusting. I did try it but I couldn't eat it all.
I've also had moose, which was in a stir fry and tasted pretty much like beef.
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.