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Old 06-26-2007, 06:54 PM   #61
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aaah, way to put it back on topic nords...

food is the uniter or the divider...he he depending on how you react to the cuisine presented!
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So, what would I NOT eat? Did you see the Anthony Bourdain segment, I think it was in Ghana, where they killed a wild boar.
I saw that, and I don't think he's done a new "No Reservations" since then ....

There's another show on Travel Network, "Bizarre Foods." Guy named Andrew Zimmer travels around looking for the odd foodstuffs. He's eaten guinea pig among other things.... not I show I want to watch right after dinner.
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I saw that, and I don't think he's done a new "No Reservations" since then ....
hmmm interesting observation.... maybe he is still recuperating. But he's da man in my book.
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There's another show on Travel Network, "Bizarre Foods." Guy named Andrew Zimmer travels around looking for the odd foodstuffs. He's eaten guinea pig among other things.... not I show I want to watch right after dinner.
Zimmer is a wimp... he couldn't even choke down a piece of durian. ... and I'll bet guinea pig taste like ... ok all together now 'CHICKEN'
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Ugh. My dad does that. Anyone that looks remotely asian is chinese. I bugged him about it for a while so to soothe me he occasionally suggests they might be japanese.
My wife does that and I am Japanese American. She doesn't distinguish the two. And we won't even discuss people from the Kuril Islands or Okinawa (where an Uncle is from).
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I saw that, and I don't think he's done a new "No Reservations" since then ....

After that episode he did a return trip to moscow to exact revenge from Zamir for that beatdown massage he received in season one, then a season finale in los angeles.

The episode that ended season 2, when he was in lebanon when the fighting broke out...is a must see if you missed it.

And the show is back this summer!

And as if on cue...weird named food on sale!
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Deep End Dining: Balut. The Egg of Darkness. Pinoy-Pinay. Panorama City, CA. What about Balut!!! Gross!!!!
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That's another family favorite at the in-laws house. Sometimes DW complains when the fetuses are really mature and the bones are too crunchy... Different yolks for different folks I guess...
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Oh yeah, delicious!

Balut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A balut (Trứng vịt lộn or Hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese, Pong tea khon in Cambodian) is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. They are considered delicacies of Asia and especially the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, baluts are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served with beer. The Filipino and Malay word balut(balot) roughly translates to mean "wrapped", though the Malays have never taken the word to mean "duck foetus".
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After that episode he did a return trip to moscow to exact revenge from Zamir for that beatdown massage he received in season one, then a season finale in los angeles.

The episode that ended season 2, when he was in lebanon when the fighting broke out...is a must see if you missed it.
Eh? Guess I saw them out of order then ... good to know he didn't have to recuperate from something nasty after that show.
I did see the Lebanon show .. seemed sort of surreal, didn't it?
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Very. At the end of the day he's a pretty sharp guy...a smart alec wiseguy but sharp. It was interesting seeing someone who isnt a real news person and not used to what goes on in the middle east get rolled up in it, on film.

Sort of a cooking show turned amateur CNN reel turned blair witch project...
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That's another family favorite at the in-laws house. Sometimes DW complains when the fetuses are really mature and the bones are too crunchy... Different yolks for different folks I guess...
oooh my friend used to try to find one w/ a dvlpd fetus to show me when i was a kid, luckily we never found one...
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How and where we ate balut
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How and where we ate balut

It's best to eat it with your eyes closed or in the dark.

I didn't eat very many balut's but it was a popular snack in the Philippines. My mom would ask the street peddler for the ones with not very-developed chick fetuses. I would mostly eat the yolk and the white parts as a young child but could eat the whole thing when I was older. I haven't had it now for over 20 years.

People in Manila would sneak in snacks like balut into the movie-house. I believe anything was fair game as far as snacks ("baon") in those dark air-conditioned places. (A/C was a rarety and a luxury then.) We'd be watching a movie in the movie theater and we'd suddenly be hit by the aroma of balut or unripe mango and shrimp paste, siopao (pork/chicken dumplings), tamarind candy, pork rinds and vinegar, dried fish, dried squid, hopia (sweet-bean buns), etc.
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