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Strange Food Decisions

pgsdiver

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I've noticed that I tend to make some odd food decisions when I travel. Spur of the moment choices in restaurants, like ordering pork knuckle in Germany, when I know full well that pork doesn't agree with me.
Today in Bangkok SilverKris lounge I noticed with the delight of a 5-year-old discovering a forgotten lolly at the bottom of their school bag that they had Haagen Dazs icecream and had one. At 7am. Bloody brilliant.

Has anyone else suffered this affliction when travelling?
 

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Im based in Japan up to 6 months a year and tend to eat out a lot. For some stupid odd reason every time I see shirako (fish sperm sacks) on a menu I order it knowing I'm not going to like it but I still try it, my friends keep asking 'why you not eating it'? It's making me feel sick now. And I leaving for Japan on Monday and will probably do it again.
 

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Im based in Japan up to 6 months a year and tend to eat out a lot. For some stupid odd reason every time I see shirako (fish sperm sacks) on a menu I order it knowing I'm not going to like it but I still try it, my friends keep asking 'why you not eating it'? It's making me feel sick now. And I leaving for Japan on Monday and will probably do it again.
I did a bit of googling to see how it is served. The articles did say it was a winter dish, so you might be saved from your unfortunate food choice.
 

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That's funny. Whilst I wouldn't order something I specifically dislike just because it is a local delicacy, I am more likely to try new local foods. This doesn't extend to things like fugu (which the Gentleman tried and then spent the next 3 hours having a minor trip and believing he was going to die!)
 

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I don’t only do it when travelling ... for example, I know fish is “meh” and all the same despite people giving it different names for no apparent reason. Yet every now & again I order it in a restaurant, I think it’s just a desire for variety.
 

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Im based in Japan up to 6 months a year and tend to eat out a lot. For some stupid odd reason every time I see shirako (fish sperm sacks) on a menu I order it knowing I'm not going to like it but I still try it, my friends keep asking 'why you not eating it'? It's making me feel sick now. And I leaving for Japan on Monday and will probably do it again.
OK - you win. (I'm having difficulty thinking of something funny to write and still keep it G-rated).
 

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I have been known to eat some strange foods on holidays and then regretting the decision.

Goulash in a small German village that was trying to make it's way back up the osophagus until it was digested. Nothing like the Goulash I've known for a long time.
 

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Goulash in a small German village that was trying to make it's way back up the osophagus until it was digested. Nothing like the Goulash I've known for a long time.
Ah ... you’ve just gotten confused. That was Ghoulash; made with real ghoul. Easy mistake to make.
 

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