Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Food Meme - Yum

This is cool. I'll be so impressed if anybody comes anywhere near Angelos' list.

1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
(4. I've added my own bit - put asterisks after what you must try before you die.)

(note: if you don't know what something is, go to the VGT post , they have wiki links)

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare***
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho***
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle***
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche***
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda ***
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more***
46. Fugu***
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine***
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe***
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant***
85. Kobe beef***
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor***
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Yum, yum, yum.


The Disgruntled Chemist said...

12. Pho***

You've never had pho? Mmm, that stuff is great. I've tried many times to make my own, and it's passable, but it's never as good as when I get it in some really tiny Vietnamese place.

48. Eel

If you like sushi, you're missing out by not ordering unagi. I get it every time I eat sushi.

How come nobody has had haggis? That stuff gets a bad rap. The secret is to order it as an appetizer, because it comes ground up and you put it on toast or crackers. You don't have to see it in the intestine shape.

Tracy said...

No Pho, not yet. There are supposed to be some great places in the City to get it.

I like sushi enough. I've tried a few things I've really liked and a few things that I thought were meh, but I'll keep eel in mind next time we go to Toshi.

I will absolutely try haggis, but probably not until I go to Scotland.

I'm not afraid of weird food at all. If Toast and I ever get on to TAR, I'll be the one to eat all the weird stuff.

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

Ha! Clare wants us to go on The Amazing Race. I didn't know there was weird food involved, but I would definitely be the one taking care of that.

Toast said...

You've never had vodka jello? Seriously?

Eric Wilde said...

Tracy, there are some true gems you are missing out on. You're so close to NYC, you've got to be able to get most of this stuff. Probably the only things not available in NYC would be croc, whole insects and road kill.

The guy at the farmer's market here in Campbell makes some primo andouillette. Sadly, good pho and steamed pork buns are a rarity in the US.