Friday, 8 January 2010

Me and My Weird Eating Habits...

No, I'm not going to repeat about my anti-vegetarian habit. I will also not repeat on my habits of chewing my food at least 24 times before I swallow it...

Today, I will share with you all on my other weird eating habits so that you can laugh at me get to know me better...

#1 - I am terrified of prawn's head
Even searching and posting this picture up brings me the chill. Brrrrrrrr....

When I was very young, I only eat prawns if somebody has already removed the heads for me. Else, no no no no. Not touching it with a 10 feet pole.

I'd rather eat white rice with soy sauce :P


Why am I so very terrified of prawn's head? I guess maybe it's because of its innocent looking eyes and the mouth...

Seriously... I can feel my hairs tingling up just thinking about this prawn heads... And it doesn't help after watching the "District 9" movie with the aliens looking really a lot like prawns... :(

#2 - And yes, no prawn legs too...
I mean... why doesn't anyone else share the same sentiment with me in finding the grossness of prawn's legs?

Its like such a small creature and yet it has so many legs and it looks like caterpillars (oh don't get me started on this as well... No, I don't eat caterpillars, but yes, I am also terrified of them as well...) So again, unless its legs has been removed, I will not touch it as well...

Luckily, nowadays, if the prawns are cooked and presented real nice, I have more courage to rip off and remove the heads and legs myself.

Which is why I love eating tempura instead! :D

#3 - I hate blood in meat
The meat I am eating (chicken or fish for example) must be cooked until there is no trace of blood.
Yes, if this is the case, what about steak? Ermm...
I don't eat steak.
I don't do beef.
I don't do lamb either.

Yes, I am really really really that weird... and yes, if there ever was any audition for Vampire Idol, I'd fail miserably in it... I think maybe its because of the perception that blood = raw (yes, yes, I don't even do sashimi) so raw = cannibals germs still alive and kicking. So if I ever see any trace of red / blood in the meat I'm eating, I'd stop and go on to the next dish.

#4 - No animals' internal organs please...
Liver, hearts, stomachs, whatever they have inside an animal.. please please don't serve it to me. No matter how cooked and no blood it is, no no no. Chinese people have dishes served with internal organs of animals from cow, chicken, pig etc...

#5 - I don't do abnormal food
My meaning of normal food means chicken, fish, vegetables etc. You know, things that people would normally eat. Abnormal means, frogs, snakes, tortoises, dogs, monkeys, insects, etc etc.

I remembered when I was in my early teens, we had a Chinese New Year dinner with my dad's younger brother and his family. And I had this crunchy tangy meat. And I later found out it was frog meat after we reached home that night.

It did taste like chicken meat but errmm... ignorance is bliss and I'd prefer not to be told / know that I'm eating abnormal stuff...

#6 - The eggs I eat MUST be thoroughly cooked!
I love eating eggs! Hard boiled style, fried egg style, mashed and served in sandwich style...

If I am being served with this dish 1 year ago... I can guarantee you, I will only eat the bread and maybe the sides of the eggs. I mean, look at that runny eggs!! The yolk and the white jelly-like texture of the eggs looks raw to me! Gross... Nowadays, I'd just cut off or removed the yolk and/or the whitish jelly-like portion and pass it to hubby to eat.

Okie... I guess that's about all I can think of now. I am already having a headache just looking at all this gross foods... Call me a weirdo but I call it having good food/eating ethiques :P

So, do you have any weird eating habits?

12 comments:

5thsister said...

Let's see: I love beef and lamb (medium rare, please), shrimp, oysters, scallops, fish, gizzards, poultry, etc... I will try strange, unusual foods as long as it's not too weird (no to insects, a maybe to frog or alligator, and I've done ostrich and bison before). But in spite of all that I believe we'd get along really well!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Polly,

I went eww and eww, OK (provided its headless & legless), ewww, ewww, OK, eww, OK at your list of fave foods.

Thanks for sharing! :D

Noelle said...

i am totally with you! i can't eat shrimp or prawns if i've had to clean them! and i CANNOT eat raw, runny, jiggly egg whites. the yolks aren't a problem but the whites? ugh...no way...they look like chicken poop to me.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hey Noelle!

Ooooo... looks like I've got a gang in my weirdo club now! Welcome, welcome!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I like trying new foods. But the older I get the less adventurous I feel.

Sonrisa said...

I have similar aversions. I don't like any seafood, especially if it never had a spine. And food still resembling its original animal form is creepy (even chicken on the bone - I'm such a wuss.)

I think a lot of the seafood aversion is a texture issue. It's always been so rubbery.

Stopping by from SITS!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hello Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork & Sonrisa!

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Primary Work at Home said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Keep it up.

thirdy_smom said...

I love prawns..but never got a chance to eat some for couple of years now. hubby is allergic! :) It's good you're in Malaysia and not here in the Philippines. Almost all the food you mentioned are well-loved here--chicken intestines, bugs, worms, frogs, even rice field rats (eww!) and have I mentioned "balut" a steamed duck egg with the little baby duck inside :( poor little duck, never got a chance to see the world *sob*sob*

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Primary Work at Home!
Oh wow...thanks for the compliment & support. I will do my best! :)

Hey thirdy_smom!
Thanks a lot for grossing me out some more! :p I guess Philippines is better than China... they eat all sorts of things there... unborn puppies, human foetus, monkey brains...
Btw, can you give me your name so that I can call you easier instead of thirdy_smom (feels so formal)

thirdy_smom said...

hey!

I was shy to call you by your first name (heheh) just call me Anne :)

Anyway, I really don't get what Chinese deli's are. They're so...weird...imagine eating starfish on a stick?!

PS! Thanks for the comments Glad you liked the quotes. Made it after I saw your Wordless Wednesday, thought I'd like to make something different too! Oh sorry for spamming!!!! :)

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hey Anne (aka thirdy_smom)!

Don't need to be shy! You have been following and commenting on my posts so faithfully, I think its rather rude of me to continue calling you thirdy_smom instead of your name!

Anyway, Chinese foods... yeah.. weird... last time my hubby went to Beijing for some event, he tried these fried seahorse and scorpions on sticks... gross...

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