What are the memorable food moments in yr life? Here are some of mine.
That miyar kuka experience I talked about in another thread was definitely one of them.
Others were my first taste of salmon,
my first taste of corriander in a Thai noodle soup (it took some swallowing, but I love corriander now!!)
my first taste of cheddar cheese - that took some eating also before I could begin to enjoy it.
My first taste of cod liver oil (ugh!! 'Orrible!)
My first taste of frog meat, (tastes like chicken legs, mind I didnt know I was eating frog, one of us asked what meat it was because it tasted like chicken and the host replied 'frogs'. One of us turned green under his skin, only you couldnt see the color cos he was black!!!)
my first taste of snake; it has same texture as fish flakes tastes like fish also
my first taste of russian caviar (I'm still coming to terms with eating caviar- still dont like it much)
my first taste of mushrooms also. Love those!! (I'd love to taste truffles some day).
my first taste of sushi. Its good but I think there is as much of karnin danyen kifi as I can stand, although the sushi itself is odorless most of the time, but I think some fish oiliness got to me at last and I stopped eating it.
my first taste of a chinese delicacy - preserved eggs (they looked totally black grey and some other color but I had to try it!!
my first taste of cheese cake - yummy!!
my first taste of ginseng green tea ('orrible! but medicinal so now I'm okay with it)
Oh I forgot my first taste of Kadangare (lizard!!) when I was at boarding sch we did prankish things like knock'em senseless from the walls then we'd skin them and fry them up and eat!! Wai ance kadangare yana maganin tarin fika!!
Another memorable food moment for me is when I wanted to boil an egg in a communal kitchen and a Chinese friend of mine was boiling something in the only pan in the kitchen on the only cooker. So because she was boiling something in its package, I asked if I could place my egg in the water and let them boil together. She said OK. So I conversationally asked her what was in the sealed packet that she was boiling.
'Donkey' she replied.
'What?' I asked I thought I misheard her
'Donkey' she repeated I couldnt believe it still.
'Donkey?' I mimicked
'Yes' she said. I needed to be sure;
'Hee haw hee haw?' I cried
'Yes' she said her expression dead pan.
I still ate my egg afterward!