||[Jan. 26th, 2006|03:42 pm]
rosequoll, 'cause this is too good not to meme! (The article is nifty, linking to descriptions... which helped me a lot on #11.)Ganked from |
From this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/50eats_index.shtml
The BBC asked people to vote for the top 50 things everyone should try a bite of in their lifetime.
Bold the ones you've eaten. (even a bite counts)
The Top 50 Foods to Try
1. Fresh fish
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
11. Moreton Bay Bugs (Had never heard of them 'til now!)
12. Clam chowder
16. Mussels (Yummmm... I can go through bowls of 'em!)
19. Cream tea
22. Kangaroo (Would like to, but like #11, it's not readily available where I live.)
25. Greek food
27. Mexican food
29. American diner breakfast (We've got a local one that does a great, classic diner breakfast.)
32. Guinea pig (Never heard of anyone eating them... Interesting!)
36. Barramundi (Another Australian-specific one? Did the Aussies stuff the ballot box? ;)
37. Reindeer (I've had venison but I don't think that I've had reindeer)
40. Australian meat pie (Had one outside of Australia, but it looks like the same thing.)
42. Durian fruit (Durian beat out Lychee? Whassup with that?)
43. Octopus (Mmmmm tako. About the only sushi I like!)
45. Roast beef
47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis (Ummmm. Nope. There are enough haggis fans to get this on the Top 50 list?!)
50. Cornish Pasty (Genuinely in England at the time, too.)
That's, what, 43/50? Not bad! Of the ones I haven't tried, THREE are Australian and I've not seen them offered over here.
Haggis is the only untried food that I wouldn't go for. (...Well, maybe one bite. On a dare.)
Huh... My list would be identical to yours. Weird! :)
I'm kinda terrified of Durian fruit
though. I have one friend who did try it once, but he described the smell as "A mixture of Feta cheese, garlic, and diapers.", and said that the combination of taste and texture was so disgusting that it took every ounce of willpower he had to keep from throwing up. :/
Guinea pigs are actually raised for food in a lot of Central American countries, I hear. The same friend told me that their meat is as common in some areas as chicken is here, relatively speaking.
2006-01-27 05:40 am (UTC)
I've actually had reindeer, caught by Native Alaskans and packed in the ice it was slaughtered on. Absolutely delicious, far better than cow or bison.
And for the record, "chai" as used everywhere but the U.S. means "tea with milk and sugar." We're the only ones who insist it has to be made with pumpkin pie seasonings. :>
Interesting! I didn't know that. Thanks.
19. Cream tea (Sorry, brit-fans. Tried it, didn't get it. I only add cream to chai.)
That's because a "Cream Tea" is a collective noun. It comprises a pot of tea, and one or two buttered scones with clotted cream and fruit preserve. Adding cream (the liquid) to Tea is a very, very bad idea, most Brits will tell you that!
Aw, heck! Well, then, that's A-okay. As long as I can take my tea black, that is delicious and I can check it off the list!