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  1. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
    December 11, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Mmmmm – I’ve managed frogs legs, and I guess the tofu is a little like black pudding but the rest… I think I’d have to be pretty hungry. Very interesting post.

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  2. Hamaree Rasoi
    December 11, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I too agree such a daring set of food.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Veronica's Kitchen
    December 11, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Interesting article! I think you are confused the blood tofu with stinky tofu. Blood tofu is usually cooked in congee or stew with chives, not fried. And the bird nest is also popular cooked as a dessert. I miss some of the daring food but I don’t eat some of them, too!

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  4. wok with ray
    December 12, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    This is interesting, Purabi. Actually I’ve had frog legs before when I was young, and chicken feet at a Dim Sum joint. The rest, I’m keeping an open mind. Have a wonderful week!

    ~ ray ~

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  5. Ann
    December 12, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    This is COOL article! While the foods may be too daring for my palate, I am – by no means – turned off! In fact, I’m fascinated that folks have such varied tastes! Once again -you’ve delivered a culinary adventure for us, Purabi! Thanks!

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  6. Baker Street
    December 12, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    Wow! Very intriguing! Did you say chicken feet?!

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  7. Kimby
    December 12, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Purabi, the phrase “snout to tail” cooking is mentioned on some of the cooking channels and your article is an excellent example of that! My grandparents butchered their own meat and everything was used, nothing was wasted.

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  8. Blackswan
    December 12, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    Hey Purabi, love reading your posts featuring different types of food! Been a while since we last exchanged words. Hope u’re well, my dear!

    I tried everything here except Mice Wine. Mmmm…. perhaps I’ll try one of these days. Happy holidays!
    Shirley’s Luxury Haven

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  9. The Mom Chef
    December 12, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    I called my husband over so I could read some of these to him. Baby mice wine? Really? I’m sorry, but I just can’t ever see myself trying most of these things. 🙂

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  10. Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane
    December 13, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    I’m Chinese and I don’t find any of these strange at all! I love blood tofu but I can never find it out of China. It’s really nice in soup 🙂

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  11. Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane
    December 13, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    p.s. I’ve forwarded this on to my British friends, I think this might enlighten them a bit!

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  12. Dara
    December 13, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Wow. This is so interesting. I have never experienced any of these foods – great post!

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  13. Vicki Bensinger
    December 13, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    I do enjoy reading your blog because you always have so many interesting dishes that I would never think of. However, I know I couldn’t eat these. My mom once tricked me into eating tongue which was actually quite tasty. When I found out what it was I couldn’t stop gagging. I’ve never touched it since. The same would be for these. Too hard to swallow – no pun intended! But a fascinating post!

    Sorry I haven’t visited your site lately. I’ve been very busy working long hours.

    Happy Holidays!

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  14. carolinaheartstrings
    December 13, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    I have had frog legs and liked them. I do not like chicken feet. Love your posts! Come visit us. We have a terrific Kahlua cocoa.

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  15. CaySera
    December 13, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    hmmm…very interesting post….enjoyed reading…..forst time here…..will be back for more 🙂

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  16. Loveforfood
    December 14, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    that is interesting topic.. i am afraid of frog.. so i will skip the frog.

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  17. Juliana
    December 15, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    Wow Purabi, so interesting your post…in spite of Taiwanese background I must admit that I am not fan of some of this…items…but find them intriguing 🙂
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for this “daring” food.

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  18. Kitchen Riffs
    December 15, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Really fun post! It’s really interesting how different cultures love different foods. Occasionally I love a great honking piece of meat served rare – which I know in certain parts of the world would be looked at with disgust, even horror. Of your list, I’ve had the frog legs and the chicken feet (as an ingredient in making chicken stock). Most of the rest? Let’s just say I’m not that adventurous! But great post – thanks.

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  19. Sarah (Snippets of Thyme)
    December 15, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    This was such an interesting article. I recently tried blood pudding in Ireland. I liked it! Many of the ingredients you mentioned I’ve never heard of…like the bird’s nest soup. wow.

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  20. Purabi Naha
    December 16, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    Thanks for your comments and honest views on these eats. I know, some of them may look a bit strange to some of you, but, those are thoroughly relished by others.

    I hope, with your well wishes, in the near future, Cosmopolitan Currymania will throw light on many other Asian culinary surprises as well! Have a wonderful festive time ahead. Merry Christmas to all of you in advance!

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  21. Yadsia @ShopCookMake
    December 16, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    Frog legs, I had heard of before. But Blood Tofu? Really? Ugh! No please. I guess I’ll stick to rice and beans. Interesting post.

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  22. Ramya
    December 17, 2011 @ 6:19 am

    Interesting post:-) Here in Singapore, the first few items r popular.. although i have never seen the blood tofu and Baby-Mice Wine is new to me..

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  23. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    December 19, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m in Taiwan now and see frogs everywhere. I’ve tried deep fried frog once and it tasted like chicken. My husband always order chicken feet for dim sum and my son started to like it. I at least tell myself to try once…if I get an opportunity to have these food in front of me! 😉

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  24. Melissa Roriguez
    December 20, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    I really enjoy your blog.. especially this article. I am an extremist when it comes to food. I’ve only tried the frog legs, but I aim to try everything you listed. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays. 🙂

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  25. Purabi Naha
    December 29, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Thank you, all, for your kind comments. I really enjoyed going through each one of these!

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  26. Elyse @The Cultural Dish
    December 29, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    Wow I definitely got the creeps seeing those chicken legs! Very daring foods for sure though!

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