The Omnivore's Hundred

I came across this a while ago, and thought I’d post about it sometime. In bold are all the foods I’ve eaten. Foods that are crossed out are ones that I’d never eat.

Here goes:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (has apparent healing qualities, would love to try)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (sausage made of blood, rather good!)
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 (haha, good stuff!)
20. Pistachio ice cream (better than I thought)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (I’ve eaten an Asian version, does that count?)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (would love to try, as I love all things spicy)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (do not like!)
29. Baklava (do love!)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (I am Asian, after all, haha)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (the brandy yes, the smoke, no)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (very interesting…)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (fried grasshoppers, and some yucky juicy bug my mom tried to make me eat…thinking about it makes me queasy)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (too young to die)
47. Chicken tikka masala (haha, reminds me of Tandoori Bellevue)
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (did not know that this is what it’s called! love love love this stuff!)
53. Abalone (uhh…because of a comment made by a friend…no)
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I think the most I’ve eaten of a Big Mac Meal is part of the fries and a few bits of the burger.)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (I’m not sure if I’ve had it…)
59. Poutine (Montreal! :D)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores (Tianhou, we make the best team for s’mores)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (it’s a clay?)
64. Currywurst (sounds yum)
65. Durian (I can’t get past the smell…)
66. Frogs’ legs (like chicken)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (oh gosh, while I was living in Spain I ate so many palmiers – elephant ears – that I got ill, so I don’t eat them anymore)
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 (Heck yes!)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (Have no desire to try…)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (never ordered it, the idea of eating a sauce made of butter AND egg yolks somewhat disconcerting, I have made it for others, however)
83. Pocky (not a huge fan)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (apparently can’t be cooked with orange peel, since I got food poisoning from it…)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (seems like it would be tough…and also barbaric)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (do not like)
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 (coffee? yes please!)
100. Snake (I have a story about someone I know eating freshly slaughtered, raw snake…)

Hopefully, before I die. I get to eat many more of the items on this list. Happy eating!

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