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View Poll Results: Would you eat Cuy (Guinea Pig)?
Yes, I'd eat it. BRING ON THE CUY! 21 29.58%
I'd try a bite if someone else ordered it. 18 25.35%
No, I could never eat a guinea pig! They're pets! 7 9.86%
No, I couldn't eat a guinea pig because the idea grosses me out 12 16.90%
I don't eat meat 5 7.04%
I've had cuy before 1 1.41%
Other 4 5.63%
Chicken Pot Pie 3 4.23%
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM
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I'm finicky when it comes to meat. I rarely eat red meat, mostly chicken, turkey or fish. (Lord help me if i ever have a chicken or turkey as a pet) I don't eat lamb, rabbit or goat. So no, I wouldn't eat guinea pigs, I wouldn't condemn others who did.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:25 PM
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Yep I would. I love trying local foods.
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If I was immersed in the culture (traveling etc..) or offered it at someones home then yes, I would. I like to try and experience as much as I can when I travel (including different foods) and to be polite, of course I would if it was offered in someones home.

But it certainly isn't something I would order at a restaurant just because.
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If I was immersed in the culture (traveling etc..) or offered it at someones home then yes, I would. I like to try and experience as much as I can when I travel (including different foods) and to be polite, of course I would if it was offered in someones home.

But it certainly isn't something I would order at a restaurant just because.
Yep, pretty much how I feel. I don't judge anyone for trying it at a restaurant though. I will admit that I ate dog once in China. I lived in an extremely poor area and was invited to an old woman's house. She had very little money and had bought dog meat because it was winter and it is supposed to help keep you healthy. I had just been released from the hospital and it was a very touching thing that she had spent money that she really didn't have. I didn't think I could refuse.Generally speaking though, the majority of young people I met thought eating dog was a very backwards thing to do so it is pretty rapidly disappearing. (Just to quell the myth that everyone there eats dogs.)
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As a rule I don't eat anything with its head still attached, so if it was served like that it would be a no-go for me. I would try it if presented in a "normal" (headless) manner though.
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"normal" (headless) manner though.
This made lol, just the way it's written.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 PM
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I might try a bite or two just to say that I have, but having had a guinea pig as a kid, it kind of weirds me out. Same with rabbit--I hear it's delicious, but I raised a bunch of rabbits as a kid.
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One of my friends took her family to Peru for a month. They ordered some while they were there. It was served head on, flayed, splayed out, and barbecued.

The kids were traumatized and refused to touch it. She and her husband both at ALL THE CUY and said it's one of the most delicious things they've had. Sort of like rabbit, only more delicately flavored. Based on her review I'd totally order it.
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Yep, pretty much how I feel. I don't judge anyone for trying it at a restaurant though. I will admit that I ate dog once in China. I lived in an extremely poor area and was invited to an old woman's house. She had very little money and had bought dog meat because it was winter and it is supposed to help keep you healthy. I had just been released from the hospital and it was a very touching thing that she had spent money that she really didn't have. I didn't think I could refuse.Generally speaking though, the majority of young people I met thought eating dog was a very backwards thing to do so it is pretty rapidly disappearing. (Just to quell the myth that everyone there eats dogs.)
While I don't think I would order dog meat, I would eat it in a situation like that.

I've eaten other animals with the heads still attached. doesn't bother me at all. Actually the best fish I EVER had had the head attached and huge fangs. I have no idea what kind of fish it was either.

I love most food though. As long as it's not raw tomatoes or olives, I'm pretty much good.
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I've eaten other animals with the heads still attached. doesn't bother me at all. Actually the best fish I EVER had had the head attached and huge fangs. I have no idea what kind of fish it was either.


This kind?
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