I’m a pretty daring guy when it comes to foreign foods. In Korea, I actually ate “skate” (a kind of sting ray that is fermented before cooking it and eating), and I would rate that, as Hans Zimmerman said in the episode where he tried it too, as the most truly bizarre food I’ve ever eaten in my life!
I’ve now made a couple of attempts at eating Chinese dishes where the ENTIRE ANIMAL IS CHOPPED UP, cooked, and served.
I tried it with a chicken dish, and didn’t get very far because I just couldn’t identify all the different bits and pieces that were in the dish . . .
And I tried it again with this duck dish. I had more luck with the duck, ha, because I was able to identify more bits and pieces . . .
But seriously? The only food I can think of that is common in North America that involves chopping up large numbers of different parts of an animal is hotdogs!
At least with hot dogs, though, you don’t have to deal with bits of sinew, bones, and other body parts that make for ‘interesting’ chewing experiences–and don’t forget the choking hazards too, lol.
With all that said, I present to you my picture of the duck’s head sticking out of the rest of his chopped up body in a steaming dish.