Chow Fun Monday

22 Sep

I have not yet seen a meme that I did not like.  But I have just seen a meme that I truly loved. It’s about food. Yummy, isn’t it?  What a way to start a new week and a new season.  I swiped this from MamaBig Dog who found this from a British food blog. 

Here is the concept of this meme:  “Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life.  The list includes fine food, strange food, every day food and even some pretty bad food- but a good omnivore should really try it all. ”

The ones I have eaten are in bold print, and I am not going to cross out things I will never try because I want to try ’em all.

Here goes:

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 (mostly because of the 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 whiskey from a bottle worth L60/$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. Frog’s 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

My score is 59.  Should have been 60 had it not for #72, where it asked for caviar and blini. I have had caviar but not blini, so I am not counting that score.  But 59 is not bad, I thought.  Anyone wants to try out this meme, it’s fun.


Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Chow Fun Monday

  1. Panaderos

    September 24, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Although I consider myself quite adventurous when it comes to food, I think I’ll score less than 50 on this list. 😦 I love SPAM though and I’m not ashamed to say that! Bwahahahaha!!! 😀

  2. EWok

    September 24, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Spam is especially good with garlic fried rice for those rainy Saturday breakfasts. I’ve never really tried it as a palaman, but I think it’s weird eaten that way. Just my opinion.

  3. bw

    September 25, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I can’t believe you missed chicken tikka ! Given the opportunity ( some are Greek to me : ), I have no problem trying all of them hehe 🙂

  4. Ewok

    September 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I know BW, I didn’t realize that until I did this meme. Usually whenever we go to Indian restaurants we go vegetarian, that’s probably why I missed to sample chicken tikka. Will make an effort to try this before the year ends.


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