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On 10/27/2021 at 11:56 PM, Hungarino said:

Korean food is great. It is very hard (and hilarious) to explain the concept of low carb there, however. Saying you don't eat a lot of noodles or rice gets the same look as saying you live on the moon.

I'd get on great there as I love rice more than the average western person. Friends of my parents are Korean so I've had some stuff. I can remember dumplings but that's all I can remember. And they were very good.Alot of the stuff I had was stuff from neighbouring countries but not Korean so wouldn't count. 

What's your go to Korean food hungarino? 

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What's most interesting or exotic animal or fish anyone has eaten?

I mention this as  at weekend could have crocodile for dinner. Probably won't as out of budget for me. It's from a farm where they have all sorts of domestic and exotic animals and as they treat the animals better than average the price goes up, kids go round thinking it's a zoo. When in fact it's a fancy butcher. A very fancy butcher. Never been. It will be interesting. 

 

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I guess it depends on your definition of exotic. I've eaten crocodile, water buffalo, zebra and elephant at restaurants. But it was only a decade or so ago where venison was considered exotic here, but these days I've even got a mate who farms venison. Kangaroo was the same for many years, fancy eating our national emblem, but it's very lean and very strong in flavour, plus it's very cheap, well it was before MasterChef started showing it on TV.

I don't know if there is a meat I wouldn't try, I'm yet to find one, but it's also a long time since I went to the kinds of places that sell more exotic stuff. My local butcher will occasionally get in croc and water buffalo but it's generally a special order because it's not a huge selling product.

 

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I'm having vegetarian shepherd's pie for dinner tonight (because my mom doesn't eat meat for some lame reason). We're making it with fake beef crumbles, but it will probably still be good. Usually the stuff with the fake beef still is pretty good and it doesn't require you to drain off fat or worry about food poisoning because the crumbles cook so quickly.

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On 11/11/2021 at 12:29 PM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

What's most interesting or exotic animal or fish anyone has eaten?

I mention this as  at weekend could have crocodile for dinner. Probably won't as out of budget for me. It's from a farm where they have all sorts of domestic and exotic animals and as they treat the animals better than average the price goes up, kids go round thinking it's a zoo. When in fact it's a fancy butcher. A very fancy butcher. Never been. It will be interesting. 

 

My parents were broke for a while and a friend of theirs who trapped possums gave us the possums so we had possum stews every night for some months. I do hope I never have to eat possum again. We ate allot of rabbits too, nothing wrong with rabbit meat. 

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Had some spicy deviled sausages for dinner tonight (11 hours ago so that makes it last night now I guess) over mashed potatoes. My wife used to make them in the oven with a seasoning packet her mum sent her over from NZ (Americans have never heard of deviled sausages) but I make it on the stove from scratch, it's easy as shit. And the best part is the kid will even eat them, I just can't put the cayene and hot sauce on his. I was inspired when at the butchery the other day I noticed they had sausages labeled "Irish Bangers" in the case and I hadn't ever seen that here before, I had always used bratwurst for deviled sausages. Can't get too many kinds of pork sausages in the supermarkets in the northeast US or at least not around NY/NJ mostly all they have is sweet Italian sausages with fennel, which I like, but not for this.

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On 11/13/2021 at 8:35 AM, Sardonicist said:

My parents were broke for a while and a friend of theirs who trapped possums gave us the possums so we had possum stews every night for some months. I do hope I never have to eat possum again. We ate allot of rabbits too, nothing wrong with rabbit meat. 

Possum stew is definitely bit exotic. Probably not for NZ folk but for UK dudes it is. was taste not great. I'm guessing it was not so good  judging by your comments. Yeah rabbit is more of a regular every day meat to have

My cousin had crocodile when they was in the Congo. The whole family had it. They said it was not that great. It tasted like fishy meat but not in a good way. 

But if Gordon Ramsey had cooked the crocodile😋😋😋best food ever 😁

 

 

 

 

But if Gordon Ramsey had cooked the crocodile😋😋😋best food ever 😁

 

 

 

 

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Yeah croc is very plain, it doesn't smell like fish and when cooked right it does taste okay, but it will never be the sort of meat everyone goes for.

Then again neither are these "noodle snacks" I'm eating at the moment. They are essentially just cooked 2 minute noodles dried out with flavouring on them. Sometimes I wish my wife wouldn't just buy things because they are on special at Aldi.

 

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On 11/10/2021 at 11:43 PM, KillaKukumba said:

I guess it depends on your definition of exotic. I've eaten crocodile, water buffalo, zebra and elephant at restaurants. But it was only a decade or so ago where venison was considered exotic here, but these days I've even got a mate who farms venison. Kangaroo was the same for many years, fancy eating our national emblem, but it's very lean and very strong in flavour, plus it's very cheap, well it was before MasterChef started showing it on TV.

I don't know if there is a meat I wouldn't try, I'm yet to find one, but it's also a long time since I went to the kinds of places that sell more exotic stuff. My local butcher will occasionally get in croc and water buffalo but it's generally a special order because it's not a huge selling product.

 

Crikey that is quite a list killakumba. Eating your national emblem. If it's tasty why not.damn master chef you made it kangaroo more pricey 😁

Elephant 🐘. Never thought people ate Dumbo, they can be rather large, alot of meat on them.  What did it taste like? Would you have it again?

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MasterChef sucks for making cheap things expensive. Lamb shanks in this country used to be the one cut of lamb that very few people bought so they were cheap. In the last 10 years or so since MasterChef started using them they increased in price by something like 5x that before MasterChef. Once it was on tv it suddenly became fashionable to eat something most people just ignored.

I didn't eat a whole elephant so it wasn't a big meal :)

Elephant tastes kind of like venison, strong and bold. The bit I had, which was from behind the ear, was not tough to eat but it was kind of muscley (if that's a word), again a bit like venison. If presented with the chance again I wouldn't say no, but I'd also be happy to try something else.

I'm always careful not to name the animals like that. My wife refuses to eat kanagroo because I used to call it Skippy and pretty much everyone in Australia knows the 70's (maybe 80's) TV show of the same name about a kid and his pet kangaroo. She's also not found of lamb because she had a toy lamb when she was a kid and naming dinner Lambie was an early mistake I made. :)  Strangely enough she's not too worried about cows we rear in the house paddock which we name Freezer Meat. She's also not worried if we eat Porky Pig.

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Tonight, I had vegetarian tacos. Used the same beef replacement textured protein crumbles we use for everything in this house, but they turned out good and it was difficult to tell that it wasn't actually beef for the most part. Used hard taco shells, made some spanish rice to go with it. All in all a good dinner.

In a little while I might make some ramen. I take oriental flavor ramen and then put peanut butter and sriracha in it so it ends up kind of tasting like a bastardized version of pad Thai. I get that not a lot of people are going to like it, but I got the "recipe" from some vegan cookbook when I was younger & it was one of the better things that they had that stuck with me over the years as a comfort food.

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Been elbow deep in grease, dirt, dust and spider webs all morning running 12 volts around the weighing shed to connect to the solar panels so I no longer have to rely on mains power down there. Now it's time to go into town and get some bits, so I think I'm going to do a drive by the fish and chip shop and get some dim sims and maybe a few pieces of fish.

 

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