Top 5 Weird Meals
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1. Sitges, Spain- Bacalaitos. No not the tasty Puerto Rican fish fritters that Grandma used to make. I only thought they were. In Spain they were lightly battered black little fish, eaten whole. Yes heads, tails and all. Didn't taste bad, if you pulled off the heads the bitterness disappeared. But eventually you get tired of beheading your food.
2. Inverness, Scotland- Haggis. When in Scotland I was told I must try it. Apparently it's all the nasty bits of animals, seasoned heavily and stuffed in a sheep's stomach, or something like that. It's everywhere. It isn't as bad as it sounds. It is grainy, gray and has a very mineral-rich taste. Hard to explain. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't order it again. If you're in Scotland, try it for yourself.
3. Trogir, Croatia- Weird sandwich that was grilled and included pickles, ketchup, eggs, and cheese. It looked horrible, but was quite tasty.
4. Keane, New Hampshire- Ostrich Burger. The outside was gray and the inside blood red which was a little off-putting. However this healthy treat was very yummy.
5a. Bruges, Belgium- Kangaroo in Bearnaise Sauce. Not only weird because I was eating Kangaroo (which tasted a lot like beef), but the fact that I was eating it in Belgium of all places with the iconic Belgian Fries.
5b. Reykjavik, Iceland- Horse in Bearnaise Sauce. Also served with fries. Horse is downright tasty!