• @Fisch@lemmy.ml
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        Was it that Asian women who did mukbangs where she was eating live sea animals? She didn’t just eat them alive, she was actually torturing them. Stuff like taking the “outer layer” off of them (multiple ones at the same time), dipping them in sauce and then just letting them sit. She was also laughing about it. Made me so angry watching that.

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      As strange as it sounds all of these are life preserving(? couldn’t think of a better word) acts. Humans are predators.

      I’ve eaten 4 of these and didn’t consider them too bad. None are libido killers, I enjoy watching my lovers eat.

      • @Rachelhazideas@lemmy.world
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        No offense, but your comments come off as kind of edgy and from someone who sounds like the most exotic thing they’ve eaten is pineapple on pizza.

        • @pyrflie
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          I’m pretty much convinced that no one else in this thread has gone more than 48 hrs without eating. Of the four on the wiki I’ve tried only urchin has a different flavor dead to alive, all of the others have been texture or experiential differences.

          Eating something alive does feel different.

          • livus
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            @pyrflie I’ve gone 48 hours without eating.

            Can’t say it ever made me want to carefully cook the body of a fish while keeping its head alive and then eat it as it watched me.

            • @deranger@sh.itjust.works
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              I think a squid being caught and eaten alive is pretty close to what’s been happening for thousands of years, also what every other animal who eats squid does… I don’t see the issue. Significantly less cruelty than factory farming of cows and pigs imo.

              • @mugthol@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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                “it’s always been done like this” is a pretty bad excuse. Why would you not lessen the suffering of an animal if you can do it so easily?

                • @deranger@sh.itjust.works
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                  I don’t see eating a squid that will die in a matter of seconds as significantly more suffering than if it’s already dead at the store or in a can.

        • @pyrflie
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          Watching someone eat is sensual. None of the food described in the wiki article would be a deal breaker.

  • @NoneYaOP
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    I gotta say wings. People are fucking savages eating bone-in wings.

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      Or watching Eminem eat spaghetti and then go on stage with a dirty sweater.
      I was booing him all night, the nervous fuck.

  • @lemmefixdat4u@lemmy.world
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    Balut - partially developed chicken or duck embryos. It’s served a number of ways, but the one that turned my stomach was boiled in the shell and served like a soft-boiled egg. Watched my Filipino friend eat it. He scooped the whole thing into his mouth and when he bit down, the body cavity of the embryo ruptured, causing the entrails to pop out of his mouth. Then he slurped them back in like spaghetti. That’s about when I refilled the beer pitcher with my puke.

    Surströmming - fermented herring. Looks like rotten fish. Smells like rotten fish. Tastes like…well I don’t know. All I can tell you is it was salty, but beyond that all I tasted was vomit. Watching a neophyte eating it will usually treat you to the sound of gagging, followed by vomiting. Maybe your own, since the smell is truly pervasive.

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    Some great stuff here, but I’ll vote for natto. I enjoy it, but it is very gross to watch somebody eat, like seeing somebody eat a big bowl of the slimiest orange snot you’ve ever seen. Literally you can string it across a room.

    It tastes like a mixture of cheese, hummus, and pungent soy sauce. It’s definitely a different flavor, umami is the only way I can describe it.

  • @Volkditty@lemmy.world
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    Tuyo! My wife loves these. She’ll make a big plate of them, then tear them apart with her bare hands, dipping them chunk by chunk into a small bowl of pickle brine. When she’s done there’s nothing left but a pile of eyeballs and lips on the plate.

    • cheesymoonshadow
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      So good with rice and a chutney of diced tomatoes, vinegar, fish sauce, and salted duck egg. I grew up in the Philippines but have lived in the US for more than half my life, so I can understand how it can be perceived as weird and even gross, but as a kid I was so used to seeing it on a plate that to my brain it registers as totally normal.

  • 50gp
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    nothing more infuriating than people slurping liquids or noodles as loud as they can

    • BruceTwarzen
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      My dad eating soup is the worst thing i can imagine. I don’t know why people do that and i don’t know why i hate it so much.
      I remember as a kid watching an old timey movie with some kids and one of them was slurping his soup. The other one asked why he does that and he said: becuase it’s more fun, and everyone did it and they were laughing and having a grand old time. I almost threw up

    • @jawa21@lemmy.sdf.org
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      This is the biggest thing that has kept me from visiting Japan. That sound sets off my misiphonia like crazy, and I’m afraid I’d wind up in a corner crying.

  • @AccountMaker@slrpnk.net
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    I had a colleague that would bring frozen soups/stews, warm them just enough so that he could break through the ice, and he’d eat that. It was disgusting.

    • folkrav
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      Curious why you thought it was disgusting. Outside the texture… it’s just cold food.

          • all-knight-party
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            I haven’t had it, though I would certainly try. It sounds gross to me right off the bat, but when it comes to the way a certain food was created to be consumed I’ll always give it a try that way.

      • @AccountMaker@slrpnk.net
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        Don’t know honestly. I once ate cold mashed potatoes and peas, like straight from the fridge cold, and it was awful. The thought of eating frozen flat bean soup, the liquid gelatinized, gives me a gag reflex.

  • @GiddyGap
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    In general, people eating are just not appetizing to watch.

  • @Aceticon@lemmy.world
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    Escargots, i.e. snails.

    It’s pretty slimy looking when people pull it out of the shell with a toothpick and eat it.

    The flavour is not bad, but also not worth the experience, IMHO.

    • folkrav
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      It’s really good au gratin with garlic butter. But it looks like a chunk of snot.

      • @WeirdGoesPro@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        Prepared well, they are pretty amazing. Little garlic explosions. Highly recommend to anyone dipping their toes into adventurous earring because it is mentally weird, but the outcome is easy and somewhat familiar.

        Love me some escargot.

  • Call me Lenny/Leni
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    Spaghetti if they’re slurping it. Just because it has the convenience of existing in noodle form doesn’t make it feel off to watch someone not use their silverware, even if I won’t say anything about someone doing it in my presence.