I had menudo once, ordered for me, and NOT knowing what the ingredient was. After tasting it (well, actually after eating about half of it) my host decided to inform me what if was made from.
Even though I thought that it tasted okay, when I found out what it was, I had to excuse myself and throw up in the bathroom.
Guess that I'm just a culinary wimp
I suppose that there is some psychology involved in eating "exotic" foods. But TRIPE is a bit too "exotic" for me.
Personally, I think that if one uses enough spices and other added ingredients, even pork anuses would taste good. But, of course, that's just my humble opinion