Following an interview a few days ago by VN Express online publication.
They asked me about strange foods I have eaten in Vietnam. I explained that I loved Snake meat and that it tastes better then some chicken. That the congealed blood here is great as it reminds me of black / white pudding back home. I explained that eating a duck fetus when hung over is probably one of the most disgusting culinary experiences of my life. The article talks about getting a beating snake heart stuck in my throat and I described it as an ‘exotic’ experience (as no other words could really describe the feeling…).
What I wish I had talked about in retrospect was the sensation of eating jellyfish salad and how it weirdly makes you sweat (even more than usual) in Vietnam.
I have also tried dog meat, it tastes like mild pork and has loads of fat – it’s not great and I kept thinking of puppies faces throughout the experiences.
Anyway, try and translate some of the article, learn some more Viet – it’s good for you!