Today I was gonna write about the bizarre behavior of our dear neighbor. I can’t even begin to tell you how their attitudes were. They are the one at fault but didn’t up to it. Instead of saying sorry they are blaming us. My gosh, what a neighbor we have here. Well, when I look over my shoulder I saw Bob already wrote an article about the incident that happened a few days ago. I let him do the honor of explaining everything because I am still too upset over that matter.
Why the title bizarre foods? Well over the weekend Bob and I and the kids were watching the show Bizarre Foods hosted by Andrew Zimmern. On the episode we were watching he went to Tanzania. I’ve never been there but just by watching, it looks like the Philippines. The town that he went to it looks like one of the barrios here in the Philippines.
Those native people there offered Zimmern to drink the blood that was just taken from a cow. The cow will live after they took just maybe a cup to 2 of blood. Then they will drink the blood. We saw that the blood had some curd in it and they poke it with a stick and it looks like something in the barbecue stick and the blood just dripping. They ate that thing and drink the blood. To be honest just watching him drinking the blood and eating from that stick it made my stomach turn. I think they made also like a dinuguan (black pudding) there in Tanzania. I was also seeing them cooking some stuff with the blood and it really reminds me of the dinuguan here.
When I was younger I used to eat dinuguan. But I haven’t eaten it for almost 20 years now. I stopped eating not because of religion or anything, just one day in the States somebody made it in the Filipino restaurant and it just didn’t smell and taste like the one I used to.
On the show, they also had some soup that they made. It looked pretty good and sounded pretty good until they mention one of the ingredients was dirt. The people said that the sodium from the dirt makes the soup taste better. Just hearing that, it didn’t sound appetizing to me. Then I was thinking the dirt they put they might just be near the outhouse bathroom. Just so much in my mind while he mentioned the dirt as one of the ingredients. Gosh, I will just eat my gulay (veggies) here rather than eating the soup. Oh well, they used the dirt and the waste of the cow mix in with urine anyway for their walls, like a hollow block. I guess they are pretty much immune to the smell and the germs. I just can’t imagine like that. I’ve spent my younger years in the farm and didn’t experience life like that. It’s really new to me.
I’m sure there are a lot of bizarre foods here in the Philippines but I never came across it yet. I hope I will never be. I will have my bulad (dried fish) in a heart beat rather than eating the stuff he was eating. Yikes. He had one that we had here in the Philippines the pork’s feet. I guess its pretty common to eat like that in Scandinavia. He went to a town in Minnesota. Lots of immigrants from Scandinavia there. They had festival and one of the food was pork’s feet. Just by looking at it I could eat those. We have soup here in the Philippines that we made with pork’s feet and with some veggies. It taste good though.
Honestly I’m really impress with Andrew’s stomach and appetite. Just by looking of some food that was offered to him it looks yucky. He said most of the time that it taste good. But you could tell if he like the food, he will eat it all and from his facial expression. I like his show its just that a lot of times I have to cover my eyes. My goodness a lot of times I felt like puking. But hey he can do it. Good for him.