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The critters are pretty cool-looking, but some of the culinary preps made me want to gag just looking at them. No, I have never considered myself an adventurous eater. I WILL try any kind of fruit or vegetable or starch, but not everything of animal origin.
Get a gander at the cooked organisms featured herein.
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Oh, to further whet your appetite, consider that the critter's self-defense mechanisms include squirting its guts out at you.
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Nothing like a big plate of fresh Google|
Posted by: g2d on May-30-14 2:01 PM (EST)
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Or perhaps a plate of...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on May-30-14 2:41 PM (EST)
Duckheads and chicken what?|
Posted by: pikabike on May-30-14 8:26 PM (EST)
There once was a dim sum eatery
Sea cucumber is fine|
Posted by: kayamedic on May-30-14 2:55 PM (EST)
a Chinese friend of mine buys it dried in Brooklyn and makes some fine tasty dishes.
I have eaten unknown tasty things|
Posted by: string on May-30-14 3:42 PM (EST)
in Korea, China, Holland, and Mexico.
Oh, I have eaten it|
Posted by: pikabike on May-30-14 8:17 PM (EST)
Didn't know what it was but immediately disliked the taste and texture. My parents sometimes ordered it in restaurants. Must be an acquired taste that I did not acquire.
it is a vegetable|
Posted by: slushpaddler on May-30-14 11:56 PM (EST)
A sea cucumber! ;)
I'll try almost anything, too.|
Posted by: tktoo on May-31-14 11:29 AM (EST)
Posted by: pikabike on Jun-01-14 12:22 AM (EST)
I never tried it. It supposedly smells sickening yet tastes mild.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-02-14 10:34 AM (EST)
Posted by: Kudzu on Jun-01-14 5:50 AM (EST)
The skin on broiled salmon or baked turkey are the absolute best parts. A lady freaked out when I ate the skin off the salmon that she served. Is that so strange and bold?
Crisp or soggy?|
Posted by: pikabike on Jun-02-14 6:25 PM (EST)
I love roast turkey skin if it's crisp; crisp salmon skin is pretty good, too. But neither one appeals to me if they are soggy or rubbery.
Posted by: Kudzu on Jun-03-14 4:28 PM (EST)
Even a little burnt is good. Soggy or rubbery generally stays on the plate. Yeah, the lady who served the salmon was horrified that I would eat that. I thought to myself, "Is it really that weird?"
Sea Slugs and Fried Jelly Fish|
Posted by: seadart on Jun-01-14 11:53 PM (EST)
I have not had sea cucumber before but I have had Sea Slugs. In Japan, the Japanese love Chinese restaurants, and in Osaka at a very fancy place I was taken to the specialty was Sea Slug and Fried Jelly Fish. I don't know if this is a Japanese take on a Chinese dish, but it was awful. I could not get the sea slug down. Next worse thing I have eaten is eel sashimi. I liked cooked eel and I like most sashimi fish and shell fish but not eel sashimi.