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Post Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:05 pm
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I was in Jamaica about a month ago on vacation and wanted to try a little Jamaican cuisine (besides jerk chicken/pork etc...). Our driver took us to an authentic Jamaican restaurant in Ocho Rios and there were no tourists to be seen.....well, except us. :) I asked what a good, authentic Jamaican meal would be that I would probably never see at home. Cow's foot it was. Mrs. Tex and Tex Jr weren't having any of it, but I jumped right in. It was actually very good. The texture was more gelatinous than anything, but had excellent flavor. There just wasn't a lot to it. While it was very flavorful, it was more a snack than a meal. Nonetheless - if you ever get the chance....try it! What is the strangest thing you have tried out of your comfort zone? Last year I ate iguana in Honduras. I'd eat cow's foot again no problem, but the iguana was a one time deal. :lol:

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Post Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:14 pm
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That's cool that you got to go to an authentic restaurant. Looks tasty too!
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:12 pm
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Ate horse meat carpacio in Italy and Guinea pig in Peru.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:59 pm
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There's a local Asian restaurant up here that serves braised beef tendon - very similar to cow's foot.

But the strangest thing I've eaten? It would have to be a tossup between lizard and rattlesnake. (No pun intended.) :twisted:
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:15 am
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I luv this post!

I tried smoked jackalope once (just kidding). Hmmm... Off hand I guess I would have to say the first time I tried kim chee. The odor was just overwhelmingly repulsive to me then, but I saw how my Dad dove right into it, and I've been a kim chee lover ever since. :D
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:26 am
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Thats an awesome looking dish. And good work by you asking them for a traditional dish.. Best way to do it when you are traveling.
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:01 am
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Very cool!! I went to Jamaica and stayed in Ocho Rios for my first honeymoon, but never ate that. Never saw it. Would love to go back, but thinking the second Mrs. G will probably not be on board with that. Did you get a chance to climb the falls?

Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:36 am
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Griffin wrote:
Very cool!! I went to Jamaica and stayed in Ocho Rios for my first honeymoon, but never ate that. Never saw it. Would love to go back, but thinking the second Mrs. G will probably not be on board with that. Did you get a chance to climb the falls?


Mrs Tex & I were married in Negril, Jamaica 9 years ago and went to the falls. We didn't get to climb the falls then because we weren't wearing the right kind of shoes. This time, we stopped in Jamaica on a cruise over spring break. We had our 7 year old son along with us and we were prepared with the right footwear. We climbed the falls and he was a trooper and did it with us. It was pretty difficult with him, but we made it. It took about an hour and a half to get to the top. When we got to the top, I asked him if he wanted to do it again and he quickly said "No!" :lol:

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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:47 am
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Yup, those would be the ones. Definitely something everybody should do if they go to Jamaica.

Post Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:37 am
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Was it braised or stewed, Tex? I'm wondering how well it'd smoke with all the connective tissue.


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