Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kitchen Bytes: The VGT Omnivore's Hundred

I am usually not one who fills up meme but after the umpteenth time this list popped up in my Google Reader it was hard not to resist. I certainly cannot measure up to some of my fave (and more adventurous) foodies in blogsphere plus I had to google up a few but what the heyyy...

This list was created by Andrew over at Very Good Taste. Here’s what to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (poor bambi)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (altho it was a poor msian re-creation)
4. Steak tartare
(raw ground horse/beef meat no thanks!)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
(a.k.a blood pudding)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
(don't these belong in a pond?)
9. Borscht
(beet soup...)
Baba ghanoush (eggplant mush... of course!)
11. Calamari
13. PB&J sandwich
Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
(unpasteurized cheese)
Black truffle (do tiny little miniscule shavings of it count?)
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (plum wine)
Steamed pork buns (ey, just had me some charsiu bau today!)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (my grandma didn't bestow me any... kidding!)
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
(is this like boiling condensed milk in the tin to create a caramel? need to look this up more!)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam Chowder in Sourdough Bowl
Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted Cream Tea
38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O (thou should not ask this question to a 20-something!)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
(need to make a trip to Jap for this)
Chicken tikka masala
Eel (unagi at the sushi joint)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
(sadly krispy kremes and me have not crossed paths)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
Paneer (Palak paneer is a fave!)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle (xmas in germany... how could i not?)
57. Dirty gin martini
(yes, but not a poison of choice)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
Poutine (made it for an article, not the real Canadian deal but close enough)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
(animal glands... i'll pass for now)
63. kaolin
(isn't this stone?)
Currywurst (another plus of that German trip)
Durian (heh... i'm Malaysian, if I answered no, it would be an insult)
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
(can i get half a point for this? yes to caviar...)
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill (gee, i didn't know i could pick up those hit and runs for lunch)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong (tea)
Bellini (peachy good!)
Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
Pocky (I can't believe these addictive Jap choc sticks are in this list!)
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
(right, tell me one this side of the planet and i'll be there)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
(i can't do it... after all those pet bunny rabbits)
87. Goulash
Flowers (i knew eating those blooms at the Rotary Installation 3 years ago had to count for sumthin...)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish (altho i do see it everyday at the work lunch spread - sambal ikan keli)
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (i have had bagels, and gravlax which is similar... half a point?)
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Hmm... 47 (if you don't count those two half points *wink*)... i actually thought i'd fare much worse...

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