Kava in Fiji … not so much, my lips tingled
Great Horned Beetle Larva in Ecuador … sounds gross but okay
Ostrich in South Africa … really good, similar to chicken or turkey
Kudu in Kenya … good with a bit of gamey flavor
Caparinha in Brazil … good after I diluted it
Glacier water in Alaska … amazing!
Bamboo worms in Thailand … they were deep fired and wonderful, like potato chips
Vegemite in Australia … YUCK, must be an acquired taste, very salty
Congee in China … nasty, slimy and tasteless
Inca Cola in Peru … good in small doses, super sweet, similar to Cream Soda
Kopi Luwak in Bali … AKA caca coffee or Cat Poo Coffee, rich and full favor, ahh just wonderful
Chicha in Panama … okay in small doses, milky and sweet
Poi in Hawaii … negative, pasty and agin must be an acquired taste
Conch in the Bahamas … Yummy if you like seafood, can be a bit rubbery
Rambutan in Thailand … good, sweet and juicy
Ch'i Herbal in The Cook islands … Amazing, light and goes down real easy
Coca Tea in Peru … Good and needed to help combat altitude sickness
Octopus rings in Greece … not so much, like chewing on rubber bands
Yerba Mate in Argentina … local hot beverage, good
I did however miss:
Cuy (Guinea pig)~ Peru
Now that I am a vegetarian I guess I never will try them.
When I travel I like to try the local foods and beverages, unfortunately if I like them when I come home I can’t always get them which is a bummer. So the moral is enjoy as much as you can when you can.
You can see my reactions to many of these items on my different blog pages.