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Weird Food Cravings

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I have this insane craving for brussel sprouts. I'm about the only creature in the Universe who likes and craves brussel sprouts. Plain boiled, no sauce, dip or any other kind of flavouring on them. Sometimes, I'll put a little mayonnaise on them, but I usually eat them just by themselves.

I also like chicken marrow. Every time we get chicken, I'll eat the meat, then hack up the bone with my teeth to get at the marrow inside. Bungo always looks at me sideways when I have a plate full of chicken bone splinters.

Pork liver. Especially, unseasoned, thrown into Hot Pot and eaten plain.

Chicken hearts. Jelly-fish. Though I don't have these very often.


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Jan. 15th, 2002 06:15 pm (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2002 06:27 pm (UTC)
Brussel Sprouts are great. My own preferred method is steaming fresh ones a bit and adding a touch of white vinegar, and a light dusting of salt and pepper. Mmmm...

Don't understand the marrow thing, but my grandmother did that too. Mom's thing is the gristle... the cartlidge from the drumsticks and that big bit from the breast. I shudder to even think of that...

Not a big liver fan - I find it a bit too strong in taste. That and the simple thought that the organ that is a poison filter shouldn't be eatten. Some (ir)rational theory about it being a big bag of leftover poison I guess.

Chicken hearts... I keep passing by the big trays of them in Safeway, thinking about frying some up... haven't had them in forever.

Liked the jellyfish, but I think that it was just the sesame flavoring that did it... could have been anything so long as it had sesame oil on it...

Only thing that occassionally comes back to me from my youth is pork hocks. Not the feet, though often refered to as "pig's feet" it's really more of the ankle... about 90% fat and gristle and 10% really really tender bits of meat. Boil 'em to make soup and you get some great bits of meat out of the deal.
Jan. 15th, 2002 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yes!! I like that big piece of cartilidge on the chicken too!

Now I want more Hot Pot. =)
Jan. 15th, 2002 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well at least you don't eat other peoples' puke. :-)
Jan. 15th, 2002 08:55 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, your cats win. By a long shot =D
Jan. 15th, 2002 10:46 pm (UTC)
GO BRIDE! *high five*
hrmmm.... great now i have the cravings now.
Jan. 16th, 2002 05:00 am (UTC)
You're in New York... aren't you supposed to be able order anything for delievery at 3:00am. Just dial up the local chick bone & sqiud testical deleivery place.
Jan. 16th, 2002 02:30 pm (UTC)
i know there's a spanish cafe that serves pig's feet stew down the block.

but i need guts, literally. =)
Jan. 30th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
i was all ready to be grossed out when i clicked the little link, but, nah, thats normal stuff (well, after living in china for 6 months, and going back for more..)

silk worm (barbecued, of course), chicken feet/head/heart, snake, duck tongue...

hehe, im sure youve heard of it too (normal stuff in china), but, i just like to gross people out with stuff i've tried. tee hee!

i do have an intense craving for hot pot now though.

what kind of sauce do you eat with hot pot? in Harbin, theres this stuff called ma-jiang (i could be compleltly wrong, thats what it sounds like) that is thick and brownish. do you know of it?
Jan. 30th, 2002 02:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried silk worm. I LOVE duck tongue!

Re: Hot Pot

We use a raw egg with a Chinese barbecue sauce, soy sauce, finely chopped cilantro and green onion.

I'm not sure what "ma jiang" could be (there are a lot of thick brownish sauces in our cupboards) =)
Jul. 16th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
You call it cravings?
I don't think it is cravings. I just a taste! I like uncooked weiner sausages. I can eat them by dozens. My kids like them uncooked, too (how about order of hot dog without bun and please, do not cook a sausage)? Do I have to add that my Hubby does not eat sausages even when they are cooked - and guess why?
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