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Adventures in eating.

Every once in a while, I see some food that catches my attention. Usually it’s something kind of gross, kind of intriguing. I’m often overcome with a desire to know what the food tastes like, but a repulsion at the thought of actually eating it.

So, here is the result, recorded for posterity, and so that you, too, can know what I know without having to subject yourself to eating something weird. I present “Adventures in eating.”

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Peanut soup with milk

Crunchy anchovy fillets

Canned quail eggs

Raisels: flavored raisins

Mushy processed peas

Liqiuds (part 1)

Liquids (part 2)


Fermented foods


Squishy things

Mom’s choice

Birthday Feast

Birthday Feast

Sad Meal

Sad Meal

More Bugs (w/ Jami)

More Bugs (w/ Jami)

Thanksgiving Dinner, part 1

Thanksgiving Dinner, part 1


Thanksgiving Dinner, part 2


Liquid Diet

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeri permalink
    November 23, 2010 7:58 am

    Hey – what about the oysters?

  2. November 18, 2011 5:16 am

    Mushy peas is a UK dish – I believe they were originally made using dried peas whereby in the re-hydrating and cooking process they became …. well, mushy.
    Fascinating, or what? yeah just or what . . . .

  3. Meredith Barnes permalink
    November 18, 2011 10:24 am

    I’ve always been curious about the Mong Lee Shang drink stuff and now I know. Thank you. Thank you indeed!

  4. April 28, 2012 6:54 pm

    Thanks for trying all these different things! Love reading about it

  5. Marie permalink
    February 14, 2013 9:34 am

    Thank you for doing this! I have been curious about so many of these products but not nearly as adventurous as you!
    (Also, jeez aren’t you cute.)

  6. Ruta permalink
    April 11, 2014 2:44 am

    Please try Surströmming !!!! :))

  7. May 8, 2014 4:43 pm

    I’ll be back for seconds!

  8. random youtuber permalink
    July 2, 2021 1:53 pm

    I’ve tried peanut soup before. I can’t remember if it was in milk or sugary water, though. I just remember it tasting kinda sweet and it really wasnt that bad overall. Coconut juice isn’t nasty at all, but I recommend coconut water instead (it’s not as sweet but it’s not packed with as much sugar and calories as well). The pearl soybean drink reminds me of boba milktea so I imagine it would taste similar. The preserved duck egg is also called a “century egg” (never tried it, though).

    Haha, it’s not a surprise that most of these food items were bought from an Asian supermarket!


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