I've been privy to much discussion about foul-smelling foods that taste much better than their rank odor would suggest, but today I would like to examine yummy foods that have a nauseating texture.
On a recent visit to my favorite yakkitori place in NYC, I naively ordered a marinated or pickled seaweed appetizer billed as "Okinawa Umare". I eat as adventurously as most chowhounds, but when presented a small shotglass-like pool of cool, slimy and clingy dark green glop, I couldn't help but recoil. The way it ickily adhered to my chopsticks was not characteristic of a substance I'd willingly put into my mouth.
Fortunately, as the title of my thread suggests, the seaweed was delicious once I got over its slippery standoffishness--a nice balance of brine, sweetness and pungent vinegar.
I might even order it again.
So.... are there any tasty foods that *you* have found to have a vile consistency?
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