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Laserwolf

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  • Joined: 8/23/2007
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sun, 09/18/11 8:35 PM (permalink)
I was wondering if anyone knew if anything like this existed online? As a fan of shows like No Reservations and Bizarre Foods I find it unfortunate that I live in Oklahoma. I'm always on the lookout for unique foods from around the world, and even some of the stranger stuff from here in the U.S., but more often than not I have to stumble across them myself and rarely get to check off an item from my rather long list of foods to try.
 
I'm sure most everything could be located within 20-30 miles from me, but a lot of these places are at eateries found off the beaten path or served in unlikely establishments. Obviously I'd love to have such a database to know where to find things, but I've also kept track of dozens of unique items and where to find them to contribute as well. Right now I use Urbanspoon and search by ethnicity, but I'd sure love something more specialized.
 
So, anyone know of such a site or have their own tricks for finding unique and unusual foods where they live?
 
*I'll add that I've used a local Asian Grocery Store quite often to try foods I couldn't find elsewhere(recently jellyfish), but I'd much prefer dishes prepared properly and by experienced chefs.
<message edited by Laserwolf on Sun, 09/18/11 8:36 PM>
 
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    Wintem01

    • Total Posts: 205
    • Joined: 3/26/2007
    • Location: Columbus, OH
    Re:Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sat, 10/1/11 9:21 AM (permalink)
    I would only suggest looking on the travel channel's website. I know there are episode recaps. So many of the places he goes are in other countries so I'm not sure that many places in Oklahoma would have similar things, but there might be some.
     
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      edwmax

      • Total Posts: 2012
      • Joined: 1/1/2007
      • Location: Cairo, GA
      Re:Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sat, 10/1/11 9:39 AM (permalink)
      I've had jellyfish.    it was like chewing a mouth full of rubber bands.
       
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        RodBangkok

        • Total Posts: 384
        • Joined: 10/12/2008
        • Location: Bangkok Thailand, XX
        Re:Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sat, 10/1/11 10:09 AM (permalink)
        1.  Cabbages and Condoms
        Well, not so bazzar for the food, but for the name.  This is a famous stop for a lot of my visitors, and the person behind it has also done a lot for the country with regards to many topics:
        http://www.google.com/sea...;ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
        Great Thai food, and a name that still brings them in.
        2.  Toilet Resto in Taipei
        http://funfever.blogspot....toilet-restaurant.html
        The sight speaks for itself, good food, but the presentation, well it conjours up non culinary experiences...a one time visit for me.
        Then theres one of my old faves the flying chicken resto not too far from my house, have not been there in many years but found this video:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAKBsyhsjXQ
        Food was good and a real great place for karaoki and a late night part, the waiters used to do this with just one chicken on a unicycle and then server directly to your table it appears the show has gotten more sophisticated, not sure they server direct to the table anymore.
        Then theres the Royal Dragon, it was at one time listed as the largest Seafood Restaurant in the world, not very unusual based on food offerings, but huge in size and great service with a huge staff on roller skates its a real nice evening.  Very close to my house also, been going there since they first opened.  Got a longer list, but these are top for now.
        http://www.royal-dragon.com/aboutus.htm
         
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          tiki

          • Total Posts: 4135
          • Joined: 7/7/2003
          • Location: Rentiesville, OK
          Re:Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sat, 10/1/11 10:43 AM (permalink)
          Laserwolf----i have heard that there is a great Asian market there in OKC--i have been to one in Tulsa but not the one in OKC--do they have a website?--where is it?-whats it called?--going to be over that way and would LOVE to visit it!
           
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            Foodbme

            • Total Posts: 9526
            • Joined: 9/1/2006
            • Location: Gilbert, AZ
            Re:Bizarre Foods Restaurant Database Sat, 10/1/11 4:21 PM (permalink)
            There's a lot of Asian and Exotic web sites on line:
            http://importfood.com/
            http://chinesefood.about.com/od/onlineshopping/tp/buy.htm
            Plus others
             
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