Aloha Friday - Disgusting Foods


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani from An Island Life. Over there in Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kailani thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. So, for Aloha Friday, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Answer my question and put one of your own up on your blog. Link up and check out other blogs that participate at An Island Life.

Have you ever eaten something that you deemed as disgusting because someone else made you or even out of politeness?

Last weekend I went to a birthday celebration at my neighbors Indian restaurant. I was psyched because I have never eaten Indian food before and I thought that it would be a great way to try it for the first time. Oscar would never even consider going to eat at an Indian restaurant so I thought that this was my golden opportunity.

When I got there I saw my neighbor Tammy from Tammy's Two Cent's and her husband Scott there and grabbed a seat at their table. The buffet was open so I went and grabbed a plate and just started scooping items onto it. There weren't any labels as to what I was dishing out and since I hadn't eaten that type food before I really had no idea what it was. Shortly after sitting down at the table Tammy's hubby informed me that one of the items I chose was lamb. I of course thanked him for telling me because I don't eat lamb. It totally grosses me out and I just can't get over it. It didn't help that he and Tammy told me that it tasted like roast either because I hate roast too. I can't eat stringy meat, I just do not like the texture.

Then it got ugly. Scott was insistent that I stop being a baby and try the lamb. He kept saying "Eat it! Just eat it! Put it in your mouth!", he was relentless. He didn't even cringe when I told him my story about when I saw a poor baby lamb's remains in a field as a kid that was burned alive by its owners. I don't do lamb. Finally after about twenty minutes I gave in to peer pressure. He said he wouldn't stop harassing me about it until I took a bite, and I believed him! I did give Scott fair warning that he better watch out cause if I thought it was so nasty that I had to spit it out that it was going in his direction. That would wipe that smirky smile right off his face right?

So, just to shut Scott up I took a bite. I have to admit, it wasn't horrible. It wasn't good either. It was stringy and chewy and it was gross to swallow but I did it. I won't ever do it again, it was definitely only a one time thing, thanks to peer pressure. And he promised that if I blogged about it he would comment on my blog - so we shall see won't we!



Katie said…
I've never done it because someone pressured me into it - I'm pretty good at saying no way if I don't want it!
Tammy said…
I am totally rofl...I just read it to Scott and he says "WTH Kimberly?" Let's see if he really will make a comment!

What a fun night, even if you had to eat lamb!
Auntie E said…
Yes, Hubby made me eat Octopus and I will not touch it today.
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Becca said…
I never eat foods I don't want to. I was never forced to as a child, and so I'm really not able to as an adult.
Twincerely,Olga said…
yes raw oysters! I love them now but heavily steamed!!!LOL
Yes ~ Mussels! But once I had them when in Belgium, I was hooked! Steamed in a big pot with a special dipping sauce and served with "Frites" (french fries!!) Yummy!!
Kimbuckjr said…
Hi Kimberly! May I start off by saying...You have an absolute GORGEOUS name! Hee-hee-hee-hee! Ok, ok, I'm partial/bias!
Anyway, onto my comment.
I'm with you...I WILL NOT EAT LAMB. Actually, I don't eat red meat at all. The thought of those poor little animals turn my stomach. I know, I know, what about chickens, how come I don't feel for them? Well, in all honesty, I do feel for them, but I figure I need to get my protein from something and one cannot live on cheese & eggs alone, you know?

And I do NOT like Tofu! Eeek! I am fair though, I have tried everything at least once. Before I say I don't like it or I won't eat it, I have to be far and at least try a bite or two, right?

Chicken is the only 'animal' product I eat. And while I eat chicken I cannot think of the animal itself or I get physically sick, it's rather disturbing. I know, I'm weird!

Anyway, thank you for reading my thoughts. I truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts and views.

All my best,
Kim as kimbuckjr
Romapr said…
I was with some friends and some people I didn't know at a outing. I thought we were eating cheeseburgers from a cow. So I said something about cows and to the guy barbecuing he said, "Oh theses aren't cows these are from deer." I felt obligated to eat it. I didn't the people who provided the food. So I did the best I could. Yuck never again. I had about four bites. Too gamey for my taste. :-(