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Keith H.
August 20th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Was reading the "distinguishing local from non-local" thread in Mixed Plate and the subject of balut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut) came up, which made me think of another food that separates the REAL locals from the wannabees...natto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natto). I've never had the stomach to eat it, though my mom would devour it with gusto.

Any other "acquired tastes"?

August 20th, 2005, 08:45 AM
Natto rolls are awesome! Are you talking about the fermented soybean paste natto rolls? They are some ono. I don't think there is much aquiring a taste to them, like balut...but I don't remember when I first starting eating them...I think I always have!

As for balut...salted or not...never had it, and never will!

Glen Miyashiro
August 23rd, 2005, 04:07 PM
Natto is OK in small quantities.

But how about ‘opihi, now there's a local acquired taste for you. Man, I don't know why Hawaiians risk their lives dodging waves to harvest those little buggahs. Salty and tough and rubbery. No thanks. :p

August 23rd, 2005, 04:27 PM
I know, I know: Kilawen Bindongo (raw liver,beef,tripe with bile) mixed together. Some mean the taste.

Pinapaitan: Beef Intestines, bile, beef, tripe....cooked

Dinoguan: Pig's blood, pork, intestines, and heart.

Aki Raw liver...this is the best of the bestest!

Auntie Lynn