Sunday, May 20, 2007

Scared of Exotic Food?

WARNING: For anyone who just had dinner or a meal, DO NOT read this blog! It might cause your stomach to turn. And for anyone who's HUNGRY, DO NOT read this blog as well. Read it at your own risk.

Two days ago I decided to make an Indonesian snack for us both. When my hubby went home from work, he asked me what they were. (I'll add the pics later) I told him to try one. Then he asked suspiciously, "Is there any frog meat inside?" I replied, "Yep, frogs, snails, snakes." (Actually I made a dough out of flour and the filling consisted of vermicelli, peas, beef, carrots, mushrooms)

Yeah, a funny thing about inter-cultural marriage is food. Whenever I try to cook something "exotic", he'll ask me what it is and I'll do my best to tease him. *evil grin*

What do people back in Indo eat? Yes, they eat snails, frogs, and a few people like eating dog meat, as well. They also eat snakes, cow's intestines, cow's brain, cow's tongue, and chicken feet. I ABSOLUTELY adore frogs, cow's intestines, cow's brain, cow's tongue, and chicken feet (especially my Mom's version of those food). I've never tried dog meat, though. They say it makes your belly feel like burning after you eat it. Snails? Yep, tried it once but not too fond of it he he...

If I remember other odd things about this topic, I'll surely post 'em later. :-)))


  1. Oh well, as long as they are not into eating each other, I'm fine with that.

  2. GOOD, so that means you'd be willing to try at least one exotic food if you ever go to Asia/Indo? LOL! ;-D

  3. not that bad , we've had those foods on many game shows, "FEAR FACTOR" I think i would try some the might be good for my diet check it out

  4. Hello Amel!

    Since I found your blog (through Höpöhöpö), I just wanted to drop a line and say that I admire how brave you are to jump in a foreign country like this! It also makes my future decisions of possibly moving to America to be with my love or him moving here seem that much easier. :)

    I don't think I would dare taste frog. ;) One other comment too: I think I prefer to use the term "inter-cultural relationship" myself, over "inter-racial". Maybe the word "race" just has a negative association with me altogether, not sure. How do you see it?

    All the best,

  5. THX for all the comments!!!

    Yeah, I LOVE watching Fear Factor, as well, even though I'm not sure I dare to try all the food they give the contestants there he he...

    About the term "inter-racial", I never really thought of it as a negative word, but I guess it might make other people think that way, so THANKS, I'll edit that word to prevent any "unwanted" assumption.

    THANKS for your compliment, Fanye! Moving to Finland is basically the "craziest" decision that I've ever done in my entire life. I'd always played it safe before that, so I thought to myself, "Why not? You've gotta take a huge (somewhat calculated) risk someday." :-)))

    The thing is, some of my friends've done it before and they've shared their experiences with me, so that helped me too in making the decision to move to Finland. But I guess the major factor was my hubby he he...If I hadn't been sure about his being my best friend, I wouldn't have dared to move here.

  6. Amel, you have a really good thing going here with your blog!! The more you talk about the transition from being in one culture and then moving to another one so very different, the better. I think lots of people would like to hear about that.
    Is there anything that's similar about both places (Finland and Indonesia?)
    Oh by the way, thank you so much for your comments on my blog! Hope you get a chance to read some more of it. It won't be as interesting as yours but I'll try..... :)

  7. Thanks for your compliment, too, Vince!!!

    Yep, I've browsed some of your blogs and they're interesting as well. :-)))

    Yeah, I guess that's one thing I can share with the world...the transition from being a tropical girl to being a "polar bear". LOL!!!

    Similarities between Finland and Indo? Hmmm...I'll have to think about that first. :-))) So we'll see later what I can come up with concerning that topic. :-)))

  8. This is very amusing! My husband has learned to love some unusual foods as well. Some... well, let's just say a make them almost never, and on the rare occasion that I do, he opts for a bowl of cereal!

  9. Glad to be able to amuse people, Jana he he he...

    I'll try to write more exotic stuff later that is probably unknown to the rest of the world. :-))))