Friday, November 07, 2008

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

The Very Good Taste blog posts this list as foods everyone should try at least once in their lives, with other bloggers taking the list and bolding what they've tried. So, here we go. I assume because I am Chinese, growing up with a mom who eats and savors just about everything, I'll do pretty well. (The things which require explanation are linked to informative sites.)

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Hey, that's not bad! Next on my list: haggis and a Michelin 3-star restaurant (French Laundry, here I come).


Anonymous said...

This looks like a good list to keep around for when we have discretionary income - I kept going down it and thinking "Ooh, I should try that" :). Except for a raw Scotch Bonnet, though. Life is too short to inflict that kind of pain on yourself.

I've never had crocodile, but I have had alligator. Would that count, do you think? It was a bit on the stringy side and less gamey than I'd imagined it would be. Also less aggressive; for some reason my subconscious seemed to expect that the little alligator kebab pieces would leap off the stick and chase me, snarling, into the nearest body of water.

- Marian

Marianevans said...

Well, it won't take too much discretionary income for Spam - but I'm guessing that's not what you had in mind :)

Maybe it was alligator that I had, too...

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