The edible Pasty, Pupu Platter, and Head Cheese, as well as several other oddly named foods are explained in this article. I'm likely to try some of them after reading this, others, though, not so likely. What sounds good to you?
Actually, I have had pasties many times and love them. I had the Pupu platter several times, too - also very tasty. I have still not had Head Cheese, and this article has not encouraged me to try it! Agree with +Elaine White that the coffin board sounds good.
mmmm, rollmops ! very popular here, funny how names can sound so normal if you're used to it all your life, while people from other countries can find it weird, headcheese is called 'hoofdvlees' here in Belgium wich translates in 'head meat' hehe, not much better than the head cheese... we also have something called 'vogels zonder kop' which translates in 'birds with no head' or also called 'blinde vink' translated 'blind chaffinch' it's chopped porcmeat enrolled in a slice of beef - have no idea at all why it has these 2 different weird names
+Ellen Sette - De Jonghe Interesting, and I guess it makes sense that all countries would have some foods with odd-sounding names. The 'vogels zonder kop' sound tasty to me and I'd try that. I suppose that name is much better than if they had called it "birds' heads" lol!
I went to an Hamtramck style deli and got Kielbasa loaf, which was amazing, pizza loaf, which was disappointingly salty and head cheese, which was okay. I've never had spotted dick, but I do want to try. Hell, I want to try everything but the rollmops on this list.
Every head cheese I have ever had resembled the picture in the article. They all looked like shreds and pieces of meat were pasted together with a gelatinous substance into a solid mass....Not at all consistent like bologna, nor did it have a bologna-like flavor; it was more like spam or other pork shoulder meat...