When it comes to eating, how would you rate yourself: adventurous or picky? Maybe somewhere in between?
As RVers, and as travelers, we’re bound to come across new foods on an almost daily basis. Maybe you’ll try rattlesnake in the Southwest, geoduck in the Pacific Northwest, reindeer sausage in Alaska, scrapple in Pennsylvania, or alligator along the Gulf Coast. Have you tried any of these? Would you?
In the poll below, tell us how adventurous or how picky you are. Once you’ve voted, please leave a comment and tell us about the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten. We want to know!
Willing to try a lot but no bugs. Wintering in SW Louisiana now, they eat a lot of things you won’t see up north, but one thing I haven’t found is testicles! They’ll eat every other part of a pig, though! Must have to push west to Texas to find those.
I am very adventurous when it comes to trying new food. Roasted grasshopper is really good, along with rattlesnake, bear, mutton, and such. My favorite culture to partake of is Mongolian foods but like Korean a lot.
Try anything once. Over the years I’ve tried some pretty weird stuff even durain fruit creamy tasted like a vanilla custard the smell worse than any skunk. I will never drink camel milk, tried it and sick the rest of the day. There again beer smells like horse pee.
Like trying new things that I don’t cook at home. I’m NOT going to eat their bugs!
I tend to be very picky, a habit developed from decades when the most important thing in my daily routine was running twice. I ate nothing that I thought might upset my stomach or otherwise adversely affect either run. Arthritis now precludes running, but my eating habits are unchanged — I avoid all spicy food and use no seasonings. Food is identical to calories/nutrition, nothing more.
Balut might top the list for me, but then again, some foods in Thailand, Malaysia and Korea may have tied with that.
Traveling on five continents for business I ate a lot of different foods, but I have to avoid hot spicy. Thailand was hard for me as everything meat/fish was heavily spiced. I lived on rice, fresh fruit (best I ever ate), and Pepsi when there. Did eat small amounts of the other stuff. I don’t eat raw meat or fish or bugs but did eat batter fried Rocky Mountain “Oysters!”
I have always lived by the motto that I will try anything to eat once,but that doesn’t mean I will try it again!
When I was growing up, our typical dinner was meat, potatoes, and either corn or peas. It’s all my father would eat. After going out on my own, it was basically the same. Then I got married. My wife could not believe the things I never ate, especially all the vegetables.
Now I will try almost anything once. Amazing what i was missing out on all those years.
Not very picky. I will try anything once!!! And if I don’t like won’t eat again till maybe years later…then try again to see if my taste buds have changed. Few things I WILL NOT eat , black Olives, raw Oysters, and Liver. Never,,never, never!
Depends if I am paying for it, if so I am conservative and eat what I know. If it is at a buffet, I will try everything except Sweet & Sour. Even if I don’t like something, I will make my self try it every ten years or so, like Liver & Onions, tried it in 19 when I retired and still don’t like it, wife loves it.
Not into bugs, fertilized eggs, or ”weird” (in my mind). I love different ethnic foods that we find in America, not sure how ethnic some are but oh well.
I will try a lot of things. A lot of seafoods I will avoid due to known allergies, but other things, I will at least try.
I’ll try most anything once, maybe twice. If I like it, I’ll eat more, if not, I’m done with it.
Having been to many foreign countries, many 3rd and 4th World, I learned quickly not to ask what it was. Easier not to offend by refusing a meal.
I’ll stick to what I know is good, DW is always trying to get me to try different foods, occasionally she orders something then can’t eat it. I guess I’m to much like my uncle Dave who has passed on, someone asked him one time if he ever got tired of eating ‘taters and beans, his reply was yep then I eat beans and ‘taters. Lol
I am the same way. Why spoil a good thing. Raised in the country on a farm and we ate meat and potatoes. What more do you need.
If it wasn’t grown or raised on our ground or ground around us I guess we didn’t know there was anything else to eat. One year my dad bragged that we only had to BUY 5 lbs of potatoes that year and we had potatoes a minimum of one meal a day.
Back in the 50s my cousin showed up with chocolate covered grasshoppers. There was so much chocolate we didn’t know there was anything inside the clumps. For all we knew it could have been “deceptive advertising”.
I do not consider myself an adventurous eater. However, I recently “survived” an experience during a work trip to Las Vegas. My team went to a place called “Blackout”. You dine in complete darkness. The servers use night vision goggles in order to serve the food. You have to leave your cell phones and anything else that might generate light in a locker before you go in. You do not get a menu. The server brings each course out and carefully describes the dish and where things are located. At one point the server told us to clink our glasses in the middle of the table. I was rather nervous going in, but it was quite the sensory experience. The food was pretty good except for the beyond meat dish. Once you are done, you get to see the menu, which they do change up from time to time. Our meal was entirely vegetarian. It’s one thing to try new things with the lights on, but in the dark, it’s quite a different thing.
Good place not to go for me.
I ate mopani worms when in South Africa.
Just one of the many reasons I stay in the USA.
I answered “I’ll try anything”, but I think this might be the exception.