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Disgusting food.

I think nothing defines me more as a chinese than my palate. I was just looking through some pictures I took last Sunday at breakfast and I thought about all the gross stuff I’ve eaten throughout my life.

Chicken feet.
Guess what it was.

My family and I (except for Mom) are big fans of disgusting food. I may have trouble killing a roach but have absolutely no problems eating one.

Anyway, speaking of disgusting food…there was an exotic food stall near my parents’ place. Rumours had it that the owner of the stall used to kidnap the neighbourhood’s pets for dog meat stew. I’ve lost two Dobermans when I was younger and I’ve always wondered whether he was the one who stole my dogs. Nevertheless, we frequented the stall for all sorts of delicacies including stuff like snakes, bats, turtles (not the endangered type lah) and many more. In fact, I ate my first monkey there.

However, to date, no dogs on the menu……

Among the disgusting stuff I enjoy are as follow, in random order:

    1. Pork intestines – fried or braised or boiled
    2. Chicken feet – fried, braised or deboned (kerabu)
    3. Cockles – still bloody with spicy chilli dip
    4. Pork skin – absolutely divine in curry mee
    5. Stinky tofu – deep fried
    6. Pork liver/kidney – in wine/pepper soup
    7. Chicken gizzards – deep fried
    8. Blue cheese & mature cheddar – with seedless grapes and saltines
    9. Raw oysters
    10. Century eggs with pickled ginger.

Braised chicken feet.
Braised chicken feet in the morning with my delicious hakka noodle. Notice the reddish colour….it’s authentic hakka chilli sauce and I insist my noodles drowning in it.

10.30am look.
10.30am look.

So what is your favourite disgusting food? Or are you a squirmy one?

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14 Responses to Disgusting food.

  1. hui wen February 20, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Haha, that’s a frog in the picture!

    I think the weirdest thing I have ever eaten is like… escargots… Though I regret not trying snake meat in Hong Kong once. ;)

  2. DieHardX February 20, 2008 at 9:19 am #

    Well, my Indonesian lecturer used 2 quote tis:
    “the chinese eats anything with wings but planes and anything with four legs but tables”

    Do come to Sarawak or Sabah if you are interested in exotic wildlife meat.

    I had eaten snakes, four legged snakes (iguana?), bats, birds, turtle eggs (when I was young and it was not protected animal), rabbits, crocodiles, anteaters, deers, ostriches, sago worms, wildboars, hillboasr, river turtles/tortoises, frog legs.

    In my hometown, normally we have fruit orchards and durian orchards so we do set traps for these wild animals. once you caught a snake or iguana, we normally gave our grandma the whole cage to settle. She would cut the long snake into sections so you can cook every portion of its length through time while leaving them in the fridge. normally the foochow way is to eat them with rough beehoon soup with red wine. they basically feel like fish meat as all scale animals do.

    as for wildboar and hillboar, put them inside bamboo with redwine and bbq or deep fry. I assure you will never like pork once you eat the wild version. hehe!

    Not eaten dogs, monkey brains and squirrels yet. Dunno why, chicken out on those.

  3. KY February 20, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    bila nak makan anjing?

  4. abi February 20, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    Whoa! Your massive! i could never eat those stuff… :S
    i can almost imagine you in fear factor and the other contestants freaking out on the weird food and you enjoying it! :P

  5. Z February 20, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    I’m a big fan of pork intestines and chicken gizzards, but have you tried pork tongue? My family only prepares it during Chinese New Year(due to some fancy plant ingredient only available during CNY period). Fuck, its good I tell you, no matter how disgusting you imagine it to be. XD

  6. Kimberlycun February 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    hui wen: not a frog hehe! guess you don’t eat much chicken feet aye? i loveeeeeee escargots and u should try snake meat (like a cross of chicken + fish). don’t need to go to HK to find it :)

    diehardx: wildboar and wild pig same right? love em in curry *salivates* i’ve had silk worms in beijing and they were delicious and i’m going to sabah soon so i’ll try and find those sago worms. i’ve never had monkey brains..just the meat (very crumbly not so nice..i can imagine human meat about the same ackk). squirrels taste like chicken but slightly more game-ish.

    ky: bila2 pun boleh.

    abi: haha yeah i tot i’d always win the eating round but the stunts cannot do :P

    z: i have not tried pork tongues! can u get em at restaurants? i have tried duck tongues it’s yummy.

  7. moo_t February 20, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    The proper term of those food are called exotic foods, not disgusting.

  8. Kimberlycun February 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    moo_t: guess that really depends on where you’re for or against it. i acknowledge the fact that some food may be exotic to me but disgusting to others.

  9. moo_t February 20, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Tempeh, ulam,tapai,tempoyak, petai,durian,prawn paste, belacan ,cencalut :) Fuyu (fermented taufu), century egg with juicy yoke, pickle Shallot in vinegar, pickle black bean, cured meat. Nado (Japan pickle soya bean). Balut(fertilized and developed duck/chicken egg), Green bean juice. Minced raw beef, sushi, shashimi.

    bon appétit. :)

  10. moo_t February 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    Someone honey are other people poison.

    That’s why I prefer the term exotic food than disgusting. But curious people will pay more attention to disgusting stuff than exotic stuff. ;)

    Pork tongues are troublesome to prepare. Some western restaurant served beef tongue. In Taiwan, you can get duck/goose tongue.

  11. Kimberlycun February 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    moo_t: now that’s one hellva list! speaking of balut, i think that’s one thing i probably can’t bring myself to eat though i will try it at least once. i haven’t tried beef tongues though i enjoy beef lungs. my primary school’s canteen used to serve them, braised in some spicy gravy on sticks (orgasmic). nowadays can only find em deep fried….sigh.

  12. Mikemmery February 20, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    hi kimberly, am overwhelmed when u droppeb by my site… i mean, a big blogger like u, i never expected it… thanks a lot… hope to see u @ tha pajama party… cheers!

  13. yahui February 20, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

    beef tongues taste good, very chewy. a must try, Kim!

    btw, sometimes having an appetite towards this kind of food grosses out people around you, lol. i love raw fish and any sort of bloody, sticky looking things with shells. urgh, heavenly. seeham, can’t live without it.

    remember your hepatitis jab. :P

  14. Kimberlycun February 20, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    Mike: eh don’t lah say like that. i’m a far far cry from “big”. thanks for dropping by my site too! cheers

    yahui: yeah i’ve got a jab ages ago and i think i should be getting another soon. my mom insists on some double jabs that covers all forms of hep… i know what you mean, but luckily my bf is understanding and most of my friends are gastronomically adventurous!

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