November 13th, 2005
|08:31 pm - I have an adventurous palate . . .|
I bumbled into a food meme while surfing LJ.
Top 50 Things Everyone Should Try A Bite Of In Their Lifetime
Bold the ones you've eaten. Italicize the ones you dislike.
01. Alligator -- I found it a bit rubbery, but the taste was OK
02. American diner breakfast
03. Australian meat pie
08. Cheesecake -- I live near a cheesecake factory :)
09. Chinese food
11. Clam chowder (Manhattan style) -- I prefer New England style, though
12. Cornish Pasty
14. Cream tea
16. Durian fruit
17. Fresh fish -- one of my favorite Chinese restaurants lets you pick out the fish you want to eat from their aquarium. A few minutes later you're munching on it. Fish doesn't get much fresher than that!!
18. Greek food
19. Guinea pig -- had this when I went to Peru, in the city of Cuzco
20. Haggis -- a favorite of mine!! Bobbie Burns birthday parties wouldn't be proper celebrations without it!!! Plus I'm part Scot -- liking haggis comes with the gene pool ;)
21. Ice cream
22. Jerk chicken/pork
25. Lamb Kebab
28. Mexican food -- NOT Tex-Mex!! The real deal! One of the advantages of living in Spanish Harlem was getting to eat real Mexican food, like chicken with mole sauce
29. Moreton Bay Bugs
31. Octopus -- one of my favorite dishes is arroz con pulpo in su tinta :)
40. Roast beef
44. Shark -- a favorite fish of mine -- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . .
49. Thai food
50. Venison -- one of my cousins was a hunter & had his own hunting grounds in upstate NY
One of the great things about living in New York is all the restaurants featuring the best of the world's cuisines. I also think that one of the best parts of traveling is eating foods that you've never had before -- you never know when you'll bumble into a new favorite food. I did that with dragonfruit when I was in Saigon -- not easy to find here though, even in Asian marketplaces. :(
Current Mood: hungry
Current Music: "Give Him Cornbread" by Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers
Yeah, I found alligator rather rubbery too. And I definitely agree with you on the NYC restaurant goodness. The grocery stores, or rather the area delis, are a big plus too. The number of times I've seen something, not known what it was, and decided to try it anyway... More often than not it works just fine, although it took me an embarrassing number of tries to figure out how to open a coconut, especially when I dropped it on my foot! (This involved a couple of mis-placed hammer blows and a very scared cat. No cats were harmed in the process!)