I dunno if I could ever bring myself to try Kangaroo meat. I see them on TV, and their arms are so very human in appearance and function…this human-like quality really deters me from thinking of Kangaroo as food. I’m sure it’s delicious though, but I would feel like I’m sorta eating a person.
I’ve tried Ostrich and Wild Boar. Too gamey for me. Sorry, but the gamey thing that a lot of mostly guys like is to me yuck. Friends I know hunt and eat Deer on the neighbor islands and I havent’ tasted it, but they tell me it’s really tender but gamey tasting (hence, my avoidance of trying it).
But then again, I love salted duck eggs like crazy. Yeah, we chinese eat a lot of weird things…duck liver sausage, funky herbs, herb jello, chicken feet, organs, dog soup, insect tea. And in hawaii, we eat some wild sea foods, usually raw, that would sound to others really nasty, but they’re really really delicous, nutrient-dense and low cal/fat. One is called 'Opihi-- a coveted delicacy, eaten raw, they’re picked off rocks on one place off the Big Island around high surf- every so often an 'Opihi picker is swept away in the waves and dies, but it’s such a delicacy that people take the risk. 'Opihi is something like a barnacle that sticks to rocks. We also eat a type of Sea Cucumber, a living animal, no saturated fat, high protein. And a couple of kinds of seaweed…go swimming, pick some, bring it into shore, clean and rinse it, toss it with vinegar, salt and garlic…there’s your picnic lunch.
How’s Buffalo meat taste? It’s showing up more and more in the grocery store, like a mainstream meat. It’s always ground, looks really red, rich and lean. It’s a bit pricey, though. Have been meaning to try it…but anyone know if it has that “gamey”-ness? Buffalo looks good.