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New Poll - Weird Meat
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Would cooking an exotic meat in a familiar way make it more palatable for you to try eating?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you sleep next to your cell phone (i.e., within easy reach)?
I don't own a cell phone - votes: 148 (4.7%)
Yes, and it is not silenced - votes: 946 (29.8%)
No, but it is still within hearing distance in case of a call - votes: 312 (9.8%)
No, it's not nearby, so I will not see/hear notifications until I wake up - votes: 301 (9.5%)
Yes, but it is in a silenced mode - votes: 1471 (46.3%)
There were 3178 total votes.
The poll ended: August 2nd 2020

I guess the next poll should be whether you use your phone as an alarm or not.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 2nd 5:49pm
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» Transdude1996 on August 2nd, 2020, 11:12am

In general, no, but it depends. I wouldn't be opposed to trying some things like snake, alligator, kangaroo, and zebra meat. However, things like rats, mice, bugs, and other such vermin receive a solid "Hell no!" from me.


» amy_levi on August 2nd, 2020, 11:49am

Quote from Transdude1996
In general, no, but it depends. I wouldn't be opposed to trying some things like snake, alligator, kangaroo, and zebra meat. However, things like rats, mice, bugs, and other such vermin receive a solid "Hell no!" from me.

Same here. I've actually tried kangaroo, and it was tasty. But bugs, rats and other animals like dogs etc... no way. Just because it's possible to eat them doesn't mean I have to do it. There are limits.


» SKyz007 on August 2nd, 2020, 1:00pm

I like to taste new things, I'm open to everything. Here in Spain we eat snails, prawns, mussels, frog legs,... so I see no difference to other things in other countries. If they eat it, I can try even in a not familiar way.


» HikaruYami on August 2nd, 2020, 1:34pm

I'm a little confused by the question.... I put "sure, I'd try" but most of those things are things I'd eat in pretty much any situation where I was in a 1st-world culture that I knew was aware of the sanitary implications.

For example, if I were at some redneck's house and they butchered their random horse and tried to get me to eat that raw, I'd refuse. But I'd eat horse sashimi at a restaurant in Japan.

The only thing I'd refuse to even try in any situation are raw bugs. But I don't need it prepared in a "familiar way", any type of cooking is fine.

Edit: but as a caveat, if it smells bad to me I won't eat it no matter what either. The sniff is enough of "giving it a chance".


» zarlan on August 2nd, 2020, 1:50pm

There are a lot of exotic meats, that I'd very much like to try ...but I'd not want them to be made in a more "friendly" manner that is supposed to make it easier to digest, for people who would otherwise be unwilling, but rather in a way that I'd properly get to taste what it's like.

Horse is good, but I'd also want to try snake, kangaroo, crocodile/alligator, dove, squirrel, and various others.

I would happily include eel, particularly those delicious looking Japanese eels dishes, if not for the fact that they are endangered (this applies to many more animals, as well. Like the above mentioned zebra) ...and no, "farmed" eels are no good, as they're still taken from the wild. No one has, as yet, found a way to get eels to breed in captivity.
Why Japan acts like eels aren't seriously endangered (much less bans/restricts catching them), I do not understand
...nor why they insist on hunting endangered whales (if they only hunted the non-endangered Minkes, that'd be fine. Pointless and useless, but nevertheless acceptable ...but they insist on still hunting endangered whales)

...but I'd be completely unwilling, under any circumstances, and regardless of how how they are prepared, to eat certain other animals, such as cats or dogs, or frogs, rats, mice, and especially not things like snail, mussels, insects and the like. (this, naturally, includes crustaceans, who are essentially insects of the sea)

Why am I okay with squirrels, but not rats/mice? Why not cats or dogs? (I'd happily eat rabbit/hare meat, whilst petting a rabbit/hare, so the pet thing shouldn't really be an issue)
That I cannot answer.


» VawX on August 2nd, 2020, 2:05pm

Really depends on the meat mmm...
Too extreme, maybe no, but something like horse might be ok mmm...


» Animechic420 on August 2nd, 2020, 2:16pm

Depends on the meat. I’ve eaten alligator before but I’m not eaten no dog, snake, or bugs.


» tammyads on August 2nd, 2020, 3:24pm

I am vegetarian so it's a no go for me! If I did still eat meat though probably
still wouldn't as I was never a big fan of meat besides chicken any way. 🙂


» Mizutina on August 2nd, 2020, 4:43pm

I'd try exotic meats even if it's not prepared in a familiar fashion, just so I can say I've tried it. Then again, I've been trying new things thanks to a friend and grasshoppers are really just crunchy...


» Trimutius on August 2nd, 2020, 8:11pm

As long as it doesn't smell weird I'd probably eat it... I ate ostrich meat once


» Starkick on August 2nd, 2020, 8:20pm

Honestly, it depends on price and portion size - I'm normally up for trying a bite of something, but I am distressingly picky and 9 times out of 10 I'll end up disliking whatever it is. I don't want to spend money on an entree that I won't enjoy, and then have to either pay more for something else or leave hungry. If it's something small and relatively inexpensive, or if I'm with someone who I can split the food with, I'm much more likely to go for it.


» Otakuch on August 3rd, 2020, 2:00am

No way, new corona would shows up.


» mallika23 on August 3rd, 2020, 2:55am

No way.
I don't want to eat dogs.
Chicken, pork, and beef are alright, but not dogs. 😅


» Ariakit on August 3rd, 2020, 5:59am

I've already had horse sashimi (really good) and snake wine (not so good).

I've also eaten kangaroo which probably counts as weird for people outside of australia.


» residentgrigo on August 3rd, 2020, 6:13am

Sure, I'd try. It doesn´t even have to be prepared in a familiar way. I have for example eaten zebra, kangaroo and alligator meat. I am the least picky eater you will ever meet. Some say
I could eat a horse. I instead would.

I like animals and nature docs but animals wouldn´t taste as good as they do I they wouldn´t want us to eat them.


» calstine on August 3rd, 2020, 6:47am

No way, mostly cos, if I encounter that kind of dish it'll probably be while in a far-off foreign country, and if I have an unexpected anaphylactic reaction (I have no known food allergies) I'll probably die right there on the street/in the restaurant... Or at the very least suffer from horrible stomach problems and be laid up for days, ruining my vacation. Eating snakes/dogs/horses (all animals I like) or insects/spiders (ugh, god, no) isn't worth that kind of risk; I'll stick to what I know is safe or at least can try out in a safe environment. (And, yes I am a trainee doctor, why do you ask? 😛)


» residentgrigo on August 3rd, 2020, 10:29am

They are selling both horse and goat meat on Hm.
Speaking of animal slaughter. The Last of Us 2 has next level animal cruelty! Even Berserk and JoJo would blush. Highly recommended if you want to turn attack dogs into barley recognizable paste. Those dogs and horses have names, backstories and stuff. The dogs even react to you killing their handlers and start whimpering over their corpses. Easily a 9/10.


» Transdude1996 on August 3rd, 2020, 1:21pm

Why bring up Lesbian Golfing Simulator: Part Deux - No Fun Edition when other games like Monster Hunter and Cabela's are better games and more relevant to the discussion at hand?


» hkanz on August 4th, 2020, 8:58am

Yes. I've eaten BBQ crickets, cricket protein powder and cricket protein bars, and I wish that more people would since they're such an environmentally friendly source of protein, though there are insects that I wouldn't eat so I understand the ick factor.


» Nekore on August 4th, 2020, 2:22pm

I've tried aligator in a regular way, ostrich and another ground bird I only had available as hamburger, would horse and snake without problem. I would avoid dogs, bugs doesn't have to be in a familiar way but would have to be in a good mood to try.


» CheshireCaine on August 4th, 2020, 5:55pm

tfw I can't agonise over a poll cos life-long vegetarian xDD


» likm on August 4th, 2020, 9:20pm

Yes I'd love to try bat burgers, bat fried steak, deep-fried bats,... (this is sarcasm btw).
Not everything is meant to be eaten.
So my answer to the survey question is "no way".


» psirit on August 5th, 2020, 4:47pm

vegetarian/don't eat meat! make it an option!


» kuchra on August 6th, 2020, 9:05pm

I would eat any bird, and most mammals, except for primates (and bats lol). As for reptiles, I've eaten turtle and alligator before, and they both tasted pretty bad, so I'd probably pass.
Any kind of bug would be a hard no for me. That's the kind of stuff you eat to avoid dying of starvation, not real food.