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Dirty Dishes: Restaurant In Tokyo Serves Actual Dirt! Gritty or Gourmet?

tentmaster 2013/01/29 20:00:00
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Open up your food palate, it's about to get real dirty! Na Quittez Pas in Tokyo put in the real dirty work when it started offering its patrons dishes like 'dirt soup', clams with a top layer of sediment, dirt ice cream, and other grimy offerings. At about $110 per person, is this just a dirty trick or earthy dining at its finest?

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  • PurpleShirt 2013/04/16 14:49:10
    Gritty and Gross!
    PurpleShirt
    Each to their own but ... yuck!
  • anonymous 2013/04/10 09:41:40
    Gritty and Gross!
    anonymous
    Dirt ice cream, yummy.
  • Mo 2013/02/07 14:24:33
    Gritty and Gross!
    Mo
    Makes my teeth hurt to contemplate.
  • Tina 2013/02/06 03:08:47
    Gritty and Gross!
    Tina
    What.the.hell.
  • kage 2013/02/05 23:13:27
    Gritty and Gross!
    kage
  • foxy 2013/02/05 10:18:17
    Gritty and Gross!
    foxy
    I know my nan told me we have all got to eat a peck of dirt before we die, but I think this is going too far.
  • Dave 007 2013/02/03 12:50:33
    Gritty and Gross!
    Dave 007
    This is your weekly stupid SodaHead Question.
  • xanthus4966 2013/02/03 11:14:51
    Earthy and Creative!
    xanthus4966
    I want to meet the honest person that has never eaten dirt. I would tell them to kiss my shirt because they have NEVER taken enough risk to have ever lived.......
  • Lucy Pannell 2013/02/01 13:47:46
    Gritty and Gross!
    Lucy Pannell
    Why pay a ridiculous amount of money for dirty food??? You can eat that in your own kitchen...go play in the dirt and then instead of washing your hands and using utensils, dont wash your hands and eat with your fingers. People do it everyday, it doesn't make it healthy!!!
  • wolf 2013/01/31 22:28:13
    Earthy and Creative!
    wolf
    oh ... those crazy Japanese
    crazy japanese
  • caleb.davis.7374 2013/01/31 21:33:56
    Gritty and Gross!
    caleb.davis.7374
    iz this a joke ? ? ?
  • Chris 2013/01/31 20:36:18
    Gritty and Gross!
    Chris
    Why pay $110 for that?
  • Guru of knowledge 2013/01/31 18:13:02
    Gritty and Gross!
    Guru of knowledge
    Breakfast-dirt
    Lunch-dirt
    Dinner-dirt
    Yum.... Not
  • mangafan123 2013/01/31 17:07:12
    Earthy and Creative!
    mangafan123
    OMG PUH-lease food is sooo last season!
  • Shadow 2013/01/31 16:58:00
    Gritty and Gross!
    Shadow
    Kinda ruins dirt for me... >_>
    dirt gummy worms oreo pudding
  • Mrs.Vader 2013/01/31 14:35:44
    Earthy and Creative!
    Mrs.Vader
    Geophagy has been around for a long time and the Japanese people are pretty creative eaters anyway, so this doesn't surprise me.
  • debhead 2013/01/31 09:29:06
    Gritty and Gross!
    debhead
    +1
    I've tasted dirt. I don't like it.
  • Avi Rosen 2013/01/31 09:28:14
    Gritty and Gross!
    Avi Rosen
    But hey, that's Japan, the land of the dirt eaters, the rising sun and the highest suicide rate...
  • Avi Rosen Avi Rosen 2013/01/31 09:32:10
    Avi Rosen
    They ran out of good stuff, to sell at exorbitant prices, so they started selling dirt...
  • Fashionable60s 2013/01/31 07:04:00
    Gritty and Gross!
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    Right now, there's a plethora of delicious things to choose from, why choose dirt unless there's nothing else to eat. I heard this dirt is not just any dirt but some sort of rich volcanic ashes loaded with minerals. I still would not eat it since there are better sources of minerals out there.
  • Kitty 2013/01/31 06:52:43
    Gritty and Gross!
    Kitty
    Lemme see.....worm poop and slime; animal poop and pee; Anthrax; radioactivity; different flavours of vomit; blood from roadkill; spit from passersby; - well, at least if they're digging up old graves to capture the nutrients and minerals in the dirt it might be something to consider having as a side plate.
  • tor 2013/01/31 06:38:51
    Earthy and Creative!
    tor
    Oh god! That looks delicious
    pile of dirt
  • blumunofky 2013/01/31 03:36:38
    Earthy and Creative!
    blumunofky
    +1
    I think I already do. After I remove from my diet everything that's bad for me and everything I don't like, dirt's about all that's left.
  • macy 2013/01/31 03:19:08
    Gritty and Gross!
    macy
    +1
    I did eat dirt once. But I was two
  • Shackleford42 2013/01/31 03:07:28
    Gritty and Gross!
    Shackleford42
    For my personal taste, but I wouldn't judge others, as long as it is in the restaurant, don't go eating dirt elsewhere o_0
  • Eleynaxo626 2013/01/31 02:00:48
    Earthy and Creative!
    Eleynaxo626
    Hey, if it tastes good enough to serve to customers, I think it sounds like a pretty cool thing to try!
  • Salonje 2013/01/31 01:56:46
    Gritty and Gross!
    Salonje
    It just does not sound ok...plus what if there is a mix up, spill, or whatever...it seems like it can easily be contaminated.
  • dzzshadz 2013/01/31 01:37:20
    Gritty and Gross!
    dzzshadz
    Not my cup of tea
  • Ramón 2013/01/31 00:20:24
    Earthy and Creative!
    Ramón
    +4
    It is called Geophagy - Eating Dirt - and most common in the Southern US and Africa. Pregnant women eat clay from specified pits. The clays contain nutrients, like a multivitamin.
  • kir Ramón 2013/01/31 01:17:21
    kir
    +5
    Sadly very few people are aware of this and that is one reason why people have this kind of cultural reaction.
  • Fashion... Ramón 2013/01/31 07:08:56 (edited)
    Fashionable60s
    You are right. If you troll the net, you'll be able to buy edible mineral clay. I'll take my multi vitamin first before I eat the clay though and I am a pretty adventurous eater. However, there are people out there who have weird eating habits, i.e., eating non food such as eating cardboard, eating any dirt, eating rocks, eating cement, eating their own hair, etc, there was a documentary about this a few months ago.
  • bettyboop Ramón 2013/01/31 12:15:25
    bettyboop
    I have always heard it called pica. When I was pregnant I craved the frost from my freezer.
  • Jackie 2013/01/31 00:15:22
    Gritty and Gross!
    Jackie
    Here in the USA when "dirt" dishes are served, it is usually crushed Oreos! What a difference a few thousand miles can make!
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/30 22:51:19
    Earthy and Creative!
    Bibliophilic
    Sedimentary rock looks tasty. I would not actually eat it due to the number of microorganisms it contains, but it does look appetizing. As a kid I tasted it (I think?)-- and it was a gritty experience.

    sedimentary rock
  • Kitty Bibliop... 2013/01/31 06:33:36
    Kitty
    Not to mention a bit abrasive on your teeth.
  • Whodini 2013/01/30 22:50:52
  • Sulleen Daly 2013/01/30 22:10:54
    Gritty and Gross!
    Sulleen Daly
    +2
    Why would I eat dirt....people walk on it and animalks pee and poo on it....ummm I think I'll pass for this one LOL
  • Robert Strobel 2013/01/30 20:41:00
    Earthy and Creative!
    Robert Strobel
    I have eaten diatomaceous earth that's a type of dirt.
  • Fashion... Robert ... 2013/01/31 07:10:34 (edited)
    Fashionable60s
    You also use diatomaceous earth to kill bedbugs by desiccating them on contact.
  • Rafie01 2013/01/30 20:02:26
    Gritty and Gross!
    Rafie01

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