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Umbran

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So, no Halloween parties or trick-or-treaters this year. So, my wife and I did a few workings from the Necronomnomnom...

The Fountains of Madness
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Joe Slater's In-Bread Pudding

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Dannyalcatraz

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I thought it was different. Actually worked well quite surprised.

Prefer beef burgers but you can get pork, venison and lamb burgers as well (not at this place).

Original plane was blue berry pancakes but waitress talked us into trying this.
We have a few places around here where you can get burgers made with exotic meats. Sadly, fewer than pre-Covid.

I was always game (ahem) to try them, too. I have had more buffalo (American Bison) than any other, but also Elk, Venison, Ostrich, Boar, Wagyu beef, and Camel. All were pretty good.

Wagyu was an experience. I made the conscious decision to have it pretty plain- just mayo & grilled onions- so I could taste it without embellishments or cover. It was some of the best ground beef I’ve ever had. Beefy, but somehow...more subtle. I would definitely do it again, and I’d still keep it simple.

Buffalo was the most like beef after Wagyu. Lean but not dry, and intensely meaty

Ostrich was surprisingly beefy in both flavor and appearance considering it’s origins, but you could still taste the poultry-ness of it as well.

Elk and Venison were both meaty in their own way, and definitely gamier than buffalo. I liked them, but think they work better as sausages or steaks than as burgers.

Boar is a favorite. Whenever I see boar on the menu, it’s difficult to pass up. Very flavorful, almost like a mix of beef and pork. Plays VERY well with peppers. I’m eagerly awaiting the state of Texas allowing commercial sale of processed boar meat (it’s an invasive species).

Camel is the one on that list I’d pass on. It was...merely OK. I’d definitely eat it again without hesitation if it were offered to me, but I don’t think I’ll ever go looking for it. It was a lighter flavor, more like a chicken than what you’d expect from a quadruped. Not worth the upcharge for its exotic origins, IMHO.
 

Zardnaar

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We have a few places around here where you can get burgers made with exotic meats. Sadly, fewer than pre-Covid.

I was always game (ahem) to try them, too. I have had more buffalo (American Bison) than any other, but also Elk, Venison, Ostrich, Boar, Wagyu beef, and Camel. All were pretty good.

Wagyu was an experience. I made the conscious decision to have it pretty plain- just mayo & grilled onions- so I could taste it without embellishments or cover. It was some of the best ground beef I’ve ever had. Beefy, but somehow...more subtle. I would definitely do it again, and I’d still keep it simple.

Buffalo was the most like beef after Wagyu. Lean but not dry, and intensely meaty

Ostrich was surprisingly beefy in both flavor and appearance considering it’s origins, but you could still taste the poultry-ness of it as well.

Elk and Venison were both meaty in their own way, and definitely gamier than buffalo. I liked them, but think they work better as sausages or steaks than as burgers.

Boar is a favorite. Whenever I see boar on the menu, it’s difficult to pass up. Very flavorful, almost like a mix of beef and pork. Plays VERY well with peppers. I’m eagerly awaiting the state of Texas allowing commercial sale of processed boar meat (it’s an invasive species).

Camel is the one on that list I’d pass on. It was...merely OK. I’d definitely eat it again without hesitation if it were offered to me, but I don’t think I’ll ever go looking for it. It was a lighter flavor, more like a chicken than what you’d expect from a quadruped. Not worth the upcharge for its exotic origins, IMHO.

We had a restaurant here that was Chinese and they did an ostrich dish. Very tender would try again.
 



Dannyalcatraz

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Yeah, but it is hard to hold that against them. I mean, they aren't invasive by choice. Humans, however, are.
Eating humans is a LOT farther from being legalized, even here in Texas.*

I know some people living in the reveal area around Houston who have had to deal with herds of 30+ on their property. And even here in D/FW, some large adults have been spotted in some of the public parks.




* I think.
 


Zardnaar

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Went to pick up my prescription and it was right there open for breakfast. Blueberry, banana, yoghurt think there's was maple syrup but may have been fruit juice or a mix.

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Idk how to do pancakes like that buttermilk? Not to sweet or overwhelming.

Ordered at restaurant, went to pharmacy back to restaurant then back to pharmacy to pick it up.

That's how I'm justifying it.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Went to pick up my prescription and it was right there open for breakfast. Blueberry, banana, yoghurt think there's was maple syrup but may have been fruit juice or a mix.

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Idk how to do pancakes like that buttermilk? Not to sweet or overwhelming.

Ordered at restaurant, went to pharmacy back to restaurant then back to pharmacy to pick it up.

That's how I'm justifying it.
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Zardnaar

Legend
Beats me if you get this flavour overseas.

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Generations of kiwi kids raised on this stuff. Boysenberry ripple ice cream with fruit salad.

Brands important though. Tip Top not bad.
 
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Zardnaar

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And perhaps the finest chocolate for it's price yet invented.

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Whittaker's peanut, almond, hokey pokey slabs. School fundraiser/D&D snack.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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I haven’t seen that brand, but I have had boysenberry ice cream before...decades ago. Haven’t seen it much since then, and have no real recollection of it,

Whittakers rings a faint bell, too, but that could just be a trick of the mind.
 

Zardnaar

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I haven’t seen that brand, but I have had boysenberry ice cream before...decades ago. Haven’t seen it much since then, and have no real recollection of it,

Whittakers rings a faint bell, too, but that could just be a trick of the mind.

They're NZ brands, not impossible to find overseas but rare I'm guessing.

I've seen NZ candy turn up in that USA box of candy from around the world youtube videos.
 



Zardnaar

Legend
Desert. Stuff you won't get in USA. Maybe Australia or UK idk.

Lammingtons. Sponge cake covered in chocolate or raspberry icing dipped in coconut.

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Chocolate brownie.
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Both served up with whipped cream.
 
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