In a world where adventurous eating has gained popularity, influencers Zermatt Neo and Annette Lee embarked on an “exotic” food journey to see if they could stomach these unusual delicacies.
Goat’s Brain Soup: An Unconventional Delicacy
The first dish on their journey was goat’s brain soup, a broth with chunks of goat’s brain. While Zermatt was curious to give it a try, Annette’s face reflected apprehension. They visited Haji M. Abdul Rajak, an institution for soup kambing (goat soup), to get a taste of the dish. Their bowl of soup even came with goat’s tongue in addition to the brain.
After a taste of both the tongue and the brain, Zermatt declared his preference for the tongue, describing the brain’s flavor as “neutral.” Annette agreed, comparing the goat’s brain to tofu. In the end, they rated the goat’s brain soup three out of five.
Deer P-nis Soup: A Bizarre Aphrodisiac
The next adventure led them to deer p-nis soup, which had Annette feeling slightly scared. Even before trying the dish, they struggled to identify the actual deer p-nis bits. The restaurant manager clarified that it had been chopped up in the soup and could be eaten whole, claiming it had health benefits, including strengthening the kidney and enhancing vitality.
However, the flavors didn’t match the supposed aphrodisiac reputation. Zermatt likened drinking the soup to taking a shot of whisky, while Annette couldn’t hide her discomfort.
The meat itself didn’t fare any better, with Annette describing it as having a funky smell. Zermatt advised viewers to consider it for health benefits rather than its taste.
Crocodile Paw: A Surprisingly Delicious Treat
Annette wasn’t initially impressed with the texture of the crocodile paw’s “skin,” and Zermatt wondered if the meat would be tough. However, they were both pleasantly surprised.
They found that crocodile paw tasted remarkably similar to chicken feet and compared the flavors to that of a rich braised pork trotter dish. Despite its intimidating appearance, they recommended trying this dish if you come across it on a dinner menu.
Turtle Soup: Medicinal and Tasty
The last stop on their exotic food journey was turtle soup. According to the hawker who served them, turtle soup comes with health benefits, such as improving skin health and cancer prevention.
Annette was initially conflicted after her first bite, but Zermatt thought it tasted like lean chicken. They were surprised by how good it turned out to be.