Cultures from across the world have a range of animals that are eaten. From 100 year eggs, insects, cow tongue and many more, there is a real variety of animal (and animal parts) that are consumed every day. It's pretty common to eat a local dish when you're travelling, especially at the little street stalls across Asia.
What's the weirdest animal you've ever eaten? Did you like it?
I have eaten plenty of kangaroo - which isn't particularly rare over in Australia. Otherwise, the only other 'exotic' animal I've eaten are little baby octopuses (octopi?) at a seafood buffet. They were a little weird tasting.
I accidentally ordered what may have been rat on a stick in Thailand (cost 25 cents). It was really delicious.
I have also eaten donkey which is a very tender meat, highly recommended.
Silkworms are healthy but when you order them live in a restaurant and you have to cook them yourself, it is less fine. Don't mind the flavour but I don't liek the smell.
Matt mentioned that he thought baby octopus was exotic. Just such a normal food these days, especially in Italian restaurants.
Had some Korean friends who wanted to try lamb while they were in Australia as that is an exotic meat for Koreans. A bit of advice, never tell Korean kids we eat lovely, cuddly and cute lambs in Australia.
My parents went to Peru and had a guinea pig. They won't be ordering it again, but they did try it at least. I think they said it was a little weird because it had a little fruit in its mouth (like a pig sometimes) but was just really small. They said that they had a range of food over there and liked most of it - except for the GP.
Goanna!! It was during my backpacking time in Australia and we bumped into this truck load of aboriginals going to play a soccer game in the remote outback.. they gave us the goanna as a gift for our dinner and we grilled it over the fire.