Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ask the MK 2017... Tuesday





It's no secret that the ladies of the In Her Shoes Blog love MKs (missionary kids!)

 And we love hearing from them, too!


Time for...


For
MK Spirit Week,
we here at the In Her Shoes Blog have decided to ask MKs some questions. And the fun part? They may also be rewarded for taking the time to share their answers!


So here's today's question:

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What is the weirdest thing you have eaten on your field of service?

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Please leave your answer in a comment below, and include your name, age, and country or region of service.

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Four randomly selected winners will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Sponsors for today's gift cards:

Linda Calloway
Linda Van Pelt
Jeremy Cox


(Thank you for loving on our MKs!)

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To be eligible to win the gift card, we must be able to verify you are in fact a bona fide, true, honest, for real Baptist Missionary Woman's missionary kid, currently living with your parents either on the field, on deputation, or on a temporary furlough.

The deadline to respond is Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

The winners will be announced March 13, 2017, right here on the blog.

75 comments:

Charity said...

French Fry pizza, its actually pretty good!!
Charity Rice, 13 years old (Sicily, Italy)

Abigail Petersen said...

Probably grasshoppers. I almost ate flying ant once...while it was still alive. But I gagged and spit it out once I saw the guts. :D I've also had chicken liver (I'm not sure if that is weird or not.) :)
Abigail Petersen, 15, Uganda

Anonymous said...

Mmm I have eaten a few strange things but probably the strangest was cow heart, I had when we lived in Peru. The strangest food I've tried in Italy would be octopus.
Rachel Rice, 17, Sicily Italy

Malachi Minks said...

Since I was born in Japan and have lived here all my life nothing here seems really weird. I think to others takoyaki may seem weird but it is really good! It is these breaded/dumpling balls with octopus and inside them. There is also a really yummy sauce that goes on top of it.
Malachi Minks, 15, Hokkaido Japan

Charity said...

Water buffalo! Michaela W, 13, Southern Asia

Charity said...

Beaten rice, cheese, meat and gravy, carrots, and peanut butter... our first meal after the eartrhquake! -Gabriel W, 10, Southern Asia

Charity said...

Fish sausage... yuck! -Ben W, 17, Southern Asia

Gideon Minks said...

Gideon Minks, 13, in snowy Hokkaido, Japan.
Fish paste and Spaghetti ice cream (totally a Japanese idea, it didn't last long though). The ice cream was weird because it was salty and had a crazy texture to it. :)

Sarah LeClercq said...

The weirdest thing I have eaten here has been ox tail, it was really good to me! Nathanael LeClercq-Guam

Sarah LeClercq said...

I tried octopus here on Guam and did not like it very much! Kat LeClercq 8

Sarah LeClercq said...

I do not like to eat strange foods so the weirdest for me was papaya. It grows in our back yard, and I do not like it very much but it is good in smoothies. Ethaen LeClercq Guam

Victoria Minks said...

I've tried a lot of different things from different countries, and to me, Japanese food is pretty normal. But I did eat pig's tongue once here which was a little different. :D

Lisa McCoy said...

Fish strips, sometimes called salmon jerky. Levi, 10, Alaska

Daniel Petersen said...

Millet. It is a dark flour mixed with water and cooked into a thick porridge. I tried crocodile once too.
Daniel Petersen, 17, Uganda

Mandi A said...

Duck tongue! It doesn't taste like chicken. -Jocelyn Abrams, HK, 5

Jen said...

Kangaroo - Cody, 9, Australia

Jen said...

A green ant's bum - Autumn, 14, Australia

Khloe Boylston said...

Ramen with koolaid mixed in. I love it though, but don't get to eat it very often since it is unhealthy. Khloe Boylston, 10, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Kierra Boylston said...

Itchy taro. haha :) The first time we had taro it tasted really good, but my mama didn't boil it long enough before she fried it and it made our tongues and lips itchy. - Kierra Boylston, 13, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Abigail Minks said...

I've had pigs tongue, different types of raw fish, and sweet beans. None of them seem strange to me though. And they are all delicious. (Although the raw octopus took me ten minutes to chew. 😂)
Abigail Minks, 18, Japan

familieclark said...

I've had pizza with corn on it - Kameron, 12, Germany
We shared a schnitzel (fried pork) with a coffee sauce and oranges on top! Kyndall, 16 and Kortney, 8 - Germany

Philip Tharp said...

Baked Beans on toast - Darren Tharp, 11, Ireland

Philip Tharp said...

Prawn Cocktail Crisps - Nathan Tharp - 5, Ireland

Philip Tharp said...

White Pudding - Katie Tharp, 9, Ireland

Moriah Rice said...

I've tried lots of weird food, but probably octopus! - Moriah Rice, (16) Sicily, Italy

Chris and Carole said...

Here in Greenland we've eaten whale, seal, polar bear, reindeer, musk-ox, walrus, and a variety of fish. These aren't weird when they are cooked, but many of the nationals eat them raw. As they are cutting up the meat they will be snacking on it. It is about the only "Fast Food" you can get around here. :-) Once the meat is cooked it is okay. We all agree the weirdest thing we've ever eaten has been mattak. Mattak is whale blubber with the skin still attached and eaten raw. It is really hard to chew and even harder to swallow!

The Shull Kids in Greenland
Christopher (15)
Anna (14)
Emilia (11)
Jonathan (9)
Mattaliina (5)

Maribel Johnson said...

Chicken hearts were the weirdest food I ate but here in Brazil it's totally normal,so it's not weird to me it's delicious. Abigail Rose Johnson, Taubaté Brazil

Maribel Johnson said...

Dragon Fruit is really weird. I thought it tasted like perfum. Daniel Joseph Johnson, Taubaté Brazil

Maribel Johnson said...

Dragon Fruit is really weird. I thought it tasted like perfum. Daniel Joseph Johnson, Taubaté Brazil

Micah Guay said...

Micah Guay in very hot Tak Thailand, age 15
I have eaten several weird things including: Grilled Rat, Fried Worms,and Durian flavored ice cream:)

anativetexan said...

It may not be weird to others, but I think it's weird. Habichuelas con dulce (Sweet beans). Jesse Schepers (10) Dominican Republic.

anativetexan said...

I had Pig cooked on a stick over a fire. We had the whole pig wrapped in a leaf laying on our table. Seth Schepers (11) Dominican Republic

Kody Boyston said...

The weirdest thing that I have ever eaten is actually pretty normal here on Pohnpei for special occasions. We had roasted dog for our pastor's birthday party. It's actually pretty good. My mama thought it tasted like tough roast beef. My brother loves it. My sisters wouldn't eat it. My youngest sister doesn't even like to talk about it because dogs are her favorite animal. - Kody Boylston, 18, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

anativetexan said...

Locrio (a chicken and rice dish) with chicken feet in it. Julianna Schepers (17) Dominican Republic

Elijah Guay said...

Elijah Guay in Tak Thailand, age 19
One weird food that I have eaten is deep fried banana flower.

Kaleb Boylston said...

Raw mahi mahi liver. Very chewy! We joked around and called it "mahi mahi bubble gum". I even made an advertisement video for it, but for some reason I don't think there is going to be great demand for it. My brother and I "ate" tuna eyeballs too. Well, we put them in our mouths, took a picture, tried to chew them up, but they were too tough and gross so then we spit them back out. - Kaleb Boylston, 16, Pohnpei, FSM

Jamie Knickerbocker said...

Cucumbers --Abby, 6 years old (SE Asia)
Naan and momo --Paul, 9 years old (SE Asia)
Momo--Jason, 8 years old (SE Asia

Heather Wheelock said...

Gautita - a stew made from cow stomach - Sam - Ecuador

Heather Wheelock said...

Guinea Pig - yummy little rodent - Emily - Ecuador

Heather Wheelock said...

Seco de pollo - Chicken Stew - Sofia - Ecuador

Olivia said...

Um, potatoe wedges and mushy peas preferably eaten with fish. I actually thought it was very tasty, but it's one of those foods that's debatable :))

Olivia Rooney, England

Julia Griffin said...

Pizza with hot dogs on top. Weird.

Carson, age 10, Dominican Republic

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Williams from Mexico. Goat intestine

Anonymous said...

Emma Williams from Mexico.
Slimy Soup

Anonymous said...

Abigail Williams from Mexico.
Mayan Tacos

D. White said...

The weirdest thing I've eaten is by far pig head sliced cheese. It's pretty much whatever is left of the pig after it has been processed. It's not an actual cheese. I think it's disgusting but my brother likes it. I've also eaten cow heart and tongue.

Savannah White 11, Santiago, Chile

Dawn Spillman said...

Daniel Spillman 14 said fish eggs.
Nathaniel Spillman 16 said cucumber soup with vinegar.
Timothy Spillman 7 said fish.

Natalie Matacchiera said...

Nshima is a little different! It is ground maize cooked until thick. But I like it!

Joey Matacchiera said...

Pizza with avocado on it! And pizza with pineapples.

Joey, Zambia
5 years old

Unknown said...

Natalie is 7 years old and lives in Zambia. ☺

Felicia Matacchiera said...

When I was little, I ate crocodile tail! I am told I liked it but I don't remember eating it. ��

Unknown said...

Felicia is 10 years old and lives in Zambia. 😊

Calina Matacchiera said...

I think chicken on pizza is a little different!

Calina Matacchiera, 4 years old
Zambia

katie said...

Kirsi, age 9 - slimy, squishy, chicken legs
Tre, age 8 - fish eyes
Tully, age 5 - fish tail, fried (crunchy like potato chips)
Kylar, age 3 - pitaya fruit (dragon fruit)
Karina, age 11 - octopus tentacle
tropical Mexico

Anonymous said...

The pepperoni in New Zealand is not like America and it is gross to us. So now I eat cheese pizza. Isaac - 10

There is a ham bacon here that taste like ham and looks like ham. But yet it has a bacon taste to it as well.
Ethan -9

We thought we were getting mince meat (ground beef in the US) and it said beef on the package. But it was not ground beef. It tasted more like sausage and it was OK tasting but not my favorite.
Landon - 8

johnsons2dr said...

Ashley Johnson, 9, Dominican Republic - roasted pig ears
Zack Johnson, 7, Dominican Republic - habichuelas con dulce (sweet beans)
Tyler Johnson, 5, Dominican Republic - a leaf from outside =)

Anonymous said...

The weirdest thing I've eaten would be dried squid and dried seaweed.
Josiah Minks 11 Japan

Anonymous said...

When I was in Korea my lovely friend made me try dried octopus..... I don't like seafood so it was not a pleasant experience. Other than that I don't really like to try things I don't know. We have had food poisoning a few times here and I do not want a repeat.
Hannah Phillips, 17 Kazakhstan.

Anonymous said...

I think I would have to say that the weirdest things I have eaten here in Japan, has been bird organs, deer liver, or whole small fishes (bones,head, and all)... They don't taste the best, but if I had to I could eat them. I've also eaten lots of other things that might sound weird to most people like quid ink risottos, squid, fish eggs, fermented soy beans, slimy sea weed, etc. But most of these are really good. 😀 They have so much delicious food over here that I wish we could have everyone that we meet on furloughs taste some of them. (Not necessarily the foods mentioned above)😉
Kristen Smith, Japan, 19

Marcia Hardecker said...

Mac-n-cheese, Joe Hardecker, 4, Philippines (Hahaha!)

Lumpia, WT Hardecker, 6, Philippines

Tina Dunbar said...

Chicken foot- Seth age 3 Brazil

Heart of Palm- Silas age 11 Brazil

Shellee Wilhite said...

Raw scallops pulled right out of the water. I did t like it.
Josiah Wilhite, 16, Japan

Shellee Wilhite said...

Sorry, it was supposed to say, "didn't like it". Josiah Wilhite

Shellee Wilhite said...

The weirdest thing I've ever eaten here is fried squid on a stick.
Malachi Wilhite, Japan

Shellee Wilhite said...

Natto - which is fermented soybeans. Titus Wilhite, age 12, Japan

Shellee Wilhite said...

Scallop curry rice.
Nathanael Wilhite, 15, Japan

Heather ♥ {Missionary Mama} said...

Onion, Brenna Gansemer, 4, Argentina.
Milanesa, but I like them. Clara Gansemer, 9, Argentina.
Olives on pizza. Ethan Gansemer, 7, Argentina.

Dee Dee Sterling said...

Reindeer - It might have been Rudolf but I didn't have a chance to ask.
Sala - reduced pork fat - Ryan (15), Russia (Siberia)

Jessica L said...

Cow tongue! It was NASTY! Joshua Lima (7) Brazil

Anonymous said...

Sizzlers pizza Joel Porcher, 6, Ghana

Anonymous said...

Mommy: Nat what's the strangest thing you've eaten in Ghana?
Nat: um...boogers
Mommy: No Nathanael. FOOD
Nat:lasagna
Mommy: No that was in America.

Sigh. He did eat chicken bones on Sunday but that's normal for him

Nathanael Porcher, 4. Ghana

The Grinsteads said...

Shrimp with the tail. Yuck! Aubrey Grinstead (4) Argentina

Jelly belly dog chow flavored....why would you do that? Valerie Grinstead (6) Argentina

Moldy blueberry yogurt. I didn't know it was Moldy but I did after one bite. Caleb Grinstead (11) Argentina

Frog legs. I thought it was chicken but ewwww! Joel Grinstead (9) Argentina

Sally Stensaas said...

Shae-Lynn (17), Shiloh (14), Skyler (12), Savannah (9) Stensaas: Uganda -- The strangest things we have eaten in Uganda have been fried grasshoppers and termites.

Kristina said...

We don't have too many weird things in Croatia, but Erin Brown (15) and Ally Brown have tried carob chips and Noah Brown (10) eats pašteta which is like a meat pate. Croatia

Charity said...

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