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Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by P.J. on 18 March 2005 10:26am
 
How do you feel about eating foreign food in other countries. Any funny stories or disasters to do with food on your travels?
P.J:)
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by Spursfan on 18 March 2005 12:52pm
 
Well - I must say that the thought of the tinned chicken - with bone - turned my stomach and I thought MP brave to eat it!

We regularly visit Turkey - both off and on the main tourist areas - and try and eat as the Turks do if we can. I once overheard tourists saying that they'd found a great eatery where they had eaten every night. I strained my ears because I thought if it was that good we'd try it out. 'Yes' continued the tourist 'we had shepherd's pie every night'!! (there was no hint of irony in his voice either!!) What? You went to Turkey, 2nd only to France in cuisine, and had shepherd's pie every night?

The first year we went (1988) there were much fewer eateries - you couldn't get chips (hooray); no 'bisto gravy' - yes! Just a few sandwich-type bars which sold cheap food and have now been closed by the local council (not up to the standard they want this particular city to be).

Anyway back to the tale..it was one of our first nights and we went out for a meal. My husband ordered a mixed grill, and when it came, the lamb chop was rare (we like our meats cooked well!) so he sent it back. His plate duly arrived back, minus the chop! He then sent this back, to receive the plate back agaion, with a completely different chop, minus something else. I can't remember if this went on any longer, but suffice it to say we were not well pleased with the meal, but were also in fits!! They had also tried to cook chips, but because not many people had asked for it, the fat had been lying idle and was full of flies! When they served the chips (on a different plate thankfully) you actually got chip a la fly!! Needless to say we didn't go there again, and now I can recommend Turkish grub (not just touristy kebabs) to anyone!!!

Anne
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by harvey123 on 18 March 2005 1:12pm
 
i ate a goat kebab in the canarie islands and i had the shits for a week!!. It did taste nice though!
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by George Dubya on 18 March 2005 3:11pm
 
"i ate a goat kebab in the canarie islands and i had the shits for a week!!. It did taste nice though! "

Charming!
That's why you've got no friends and your husband turned gay!


 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by Ahren on 18 March 2005 5:20pm
 
Youre really harsh!!!!!!

In france they have those stew type things that come with cous-cous in pots. They have chicken bones and organs etc in! Its quite funny watching my little sister eating it!!!!

Chicken nuggets also have loads of crap in, like bones, beaks, brains feet, chemicals etc! ive got a campaign going to stop people at school eating the chicken burgers by telling them what's in them, but they don't listen! It's hopelesss!
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by Wild in Africa on 18 March 2005 6:06pm
 
Harvey, don't mind George Dubya; he's just a troll and a nasty piece of work, often having a go at people on the site just for the spitefulness of it.
Ahren, when it comes down to it does it really matter whether you are eating the Chicken's legs or it's feet? In the end it's all chicken (apart from introduced chemicals and preservatives) and just a matter of personal taste.
I've eaten all sorts of stuff in my time, and goat kebab has been one of my more normal foreign meals. Try roast fruit bat, cane rat and giant Africa land snail as rather more odd additions to your menu one day!
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by harvey123 on 18 March 2005 6:47pm
 
oh--Verskoon my waar is die Troll winkle!GEORGE DUBYA (ek eet nie vleis nie anymore) ..just telling it like it is. thanks for taking the time to read though ;-) jesus jays a poes kop!... dankie WIA. tot siens
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by George on 19 March 2005 12:37pm
 
Speaking of goat meat, Mexico has a fine dish called cabrito which is something like steak. It's usually pretty spicy, but very tolerable. It's not as good as beef, though it's an interesting substitute.
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by Ahren on 19 March 2005 2:29pm
 
I have two Giant African Land Snails!! I could never eat them they are so cute!

Bats are meant to taste like chicken, but then again everything does! Although i also think bats are gorgeous, i wouldnt mind trying a bit!
 
Re: Chinese chicken-with bone, diced camel liver... by George on 19 March 2005 6:23pm
 
Years ago, I ate at the former summer home of the Duke of Windsor and his wife, in Nassau, Bahamas, which had been converted into a restaurant. Quite nice. What I remember most was the "medley of pates" (pottays, you know... liver). It consisted of liver from about 10 different exotic animals. Frankly, they all tasted somewhat the same and had to be washed down with copius amounts of wine to make it tolerable. But, it cured whatever iron deficiency I may have been suffering from.
 
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