January 5, 2007

congee hop


Thank Kris for reminding me about this shot. Yes folks, frog porridge. Hop-hop, ribbit-ribbit. Sometimes the stereotype that us Asians eat everything is true (only sometimes ok?) I remember having fried frog-legs for a snack when I was a child. Since then, no. Just the thought of it gives me the heebie-jeebies. The only frog I want is the one that'll turn into a prince and that may never happen cos I won't be able to bring myself close enough to kiss it. So, no prince for me. No worries, I dissected one in school. Nothing to shout about really. Anyone ever had python soup? All I can say is eat it before it eats you.

What exotic things have you seen and dared to try?

14 Comments:

Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Yum yum! (not really :) )
very interesting!

2:14 PM  
Blogger koeiru said...

Taste like chicken?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

snake, frog and pigeon...I have never had in my life...I've been told that frog tastes like chicken and pigeon meat is just like any other kind of meat...so why eat pigeon and frog? I'll stay with chicken ;p

4:32 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

les cuisses de grenouilles frites, j'ai deja goûter et j'aime beaucoup. Enfant j'ai teste les insectes, mais pas vraiment à mon goût ;o)


the fried frog thighs, I have already to taste and I like much. Child I have test the insects, but not really with my taste; O)

4:43 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Snake and frog .. I will never taste it. Many people in Indonesia eat rabbit too. Have you tried it?

5:44 PM  
Blogger Mimmu said...

I have eaten snakes in Spain,brain of a lamb in Italy, but a bear`s and beaver`s meat in Finland! All those are exotic to me, but is a meat of a reindeer exotic to you. We eat it and also meat of an elk, which is best of all!
Good appetite :)

6:53 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

when young, i think i cared only for the taste..now, i'm more aware and concern of the treatment of animal example shark's fin

10:05 PM  
Blogger Zsolt72 said...

Zannnie just explained to me that the second chinese character means CHICKEN. The first one I knew, too..its RICEFIELD. The two characters together means FROG. KNowing that the frog is considered as RICEFIELD CHICKEN..I am not surprised they eat it:)

1:40 AM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

While in China I passed on the Snake Penis Wine....
Frog Porridge doesn't sound particularly enticing either!

2:54 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

McDonalds fries dipped in strawberry milkshake, mayonnaise and fried onion sandwiches, ginger snaps with marmite...

10:00 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

Froggie porridge smells good. Yummy too! Those stir fried ones are even tastier.

Rabbits are yummy too. When I was young, the pasar tani had arnab satay. Ooo.. memang sedap.

Cheapo no frills flight from Singapore to Bangkok, a bunch of friends, we tried those fried insects. they are actually quite crispy just like fried ikan bilis! (only much saltier)

In Melb where I stayed for some time, with another good friend of mine, we cooked kangaroo and rabbit meat for friends who wanted to come over for dinner. they though it was beef and chicken until then end of the meal, then the ladies all tried to strangle us.

airasia RM9.99 flight to UK, ey, can go there and eat Fried Mars Bars! hmm not considered exotic right?

11:10 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

LOL! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Eddie...you never cease to amaze me with your blog menu! ;) Hmmmmmmmm...exotic things? Have I tried?? Afraid I can't mention them here...let's just say it involves...no nevermind...let's NOT..but think that we DID! Ahhhhhhhh....oooooooooo...HEY! I say Heebie Jeebies too...R U sure you weren't raised in So Cal??? LOL! ;) xo

12:32 PM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

Frog.... ewwwwwwww - though I have had it. When I was in Xian, I went to a famous dumpling eatery with three Japanese guys who were studying Chinese in Beijing. They read about this eatery, and it was a must-go, so we went and had dinner there. We were served something like 47 tiny dumplings, each one different. The guys were having a bit of a problem translating because either the pronunciations of words, or dialects, were different. They told me #21 was shrimp. And then at #27, they were whispering; turns out they didn't understand the waitress's pronunciation, but they thought #27 is shrimp, so that made #21 snake. Do you think it's true? I don't know Chinese, so I just thought, oh, well, the snake was good, too! But it was a tiny dumpling.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

When I was a kid, my mom would cook stingray (skate) curry and shark steak. I had frog legs once, I think. Have seen rabbit and venison on the menu, and may have tasted someone else's dish who ordered it.

But I stay within my four food groups: chicken, beef, pork and seafood. :-)

2:17 AM  

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