Exotic Food
Contest Directions: Create unusual, exotic food (restaurant or retail).
This gallery only contains our top 40 selections from its parent contest Exotic Food. All 40 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Roast Foot

    Roast Foot
  • Cactus

    Cactus
  • Fried Eggs

    Fried Eggs
  • roasted rat

    roasted rat
  • Pork Creme

    Pork Creme
  • Egg Eye

    Egg Eye
  • Nosili

    Nosili
  • Roasted Frog

    Roasted Frog
  • Cooked Cat

    Cooked Cat
  • Caterpillar

    Caterpillar
  • Squid

    Squid
  • Exotic Pizza

    Exotic Pizza
  • Watermelon

    Watermelon
  • Eyeball Stew

    Eyeball Stew
  • Brain & Lentil Soup

    Brain & Lentil Soup
  • Hot Dog

    Hot Dog
  • Mousey Tostadas

    Mousey Tostadas
  • Hairball and feather salad

    Hairball and feather salad
  • Spider Kimch

    Spider Kimch
  • Fish Eye Pie

    Fish Eye Pie
  • Feet Soup

    Feet Soup
  • Snake and bean pie

    Snake and bean pie
  • burger pie

    burger pie
  • Bee Pupa Soup

    Bee Pupa Soup
  • Cowpie

    Cowpie
  • Eye kebab

    Eye kebab
  • Fish Taco

    Fish Taco
  • Toe soup

    Toe soup
  • head churiya

    head churiya
  • Cockroach cake

    Cockroach cake
  • Breakfast of Champions

    Breakfast of Champions
  • Roasted Maggot Turkey

    Roasted Maggot Turkey
  • Frog soup

    Frog soup
  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie
  • Chicken and banana split

    Chicken and banana split
  • Seafood Aspic

    Seafood Aspic
  • Furball soup

    Furball soup
  • Chocolate Covered Kidney

    Chocolate Covered Kidney
  • Bird Nest Soup

    Bird Nest Soup
  • Rats gut salad

    Rats gut salad
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Something unusual is cooking in Arizona. If you are in Phoenix, you would be considered a lucky man or woman to snag in invitation from Japanese born chef Kasuki "Kaz" Yamamoto. Yamamoto is considered a somewhat shadowy culinary figure who literally is thriving in secret in Arizona because of his ingenious usage of meat, game and vegetation that many people consider off limits, immoral and which is, at times, actually illegal. Over the course of the past three years, Yamamoto has created and cultivated his movable feast under the scopes of law enforcement officials and authorities, serving the rich and famous of the city some truly bewildering and bizarre dishes including: monkey brain stew, roaster flank of gazelle and even a sausage made from the African hippopotamus. Yamamoto's secret "restaurant" is called "Le Menu" and is constantly on the move throughout the Phoenix area. Other people rent out dining rooms at expensive hotels at which the feasts are prepared and consumed. Yamamoto actually is importing these strange menu choices under little known loopholes found in the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the International Trade in Endangered Species convention, each which regulates the killing and trade in exotic, rare animals. In fact, certain animals such as lions, kangaroos, reindeer and zebras actually can be imported and eaten pursuant to the provisions of this legislation and international treaty. However, Yamamoto simply does not stop there: he imports, prepares and cooks anything he wants. In the end, it would be necessary for U.S. officials to actually prove Yamamoto is importing, killing and serving as food endangered species of animals. Because of the fact that these officials are overtaxed dealing with mad cow disease and bird flu issues, they simply lack the time and manpower to deal with Yamamoto at this point in time. Additionally, Yamamoto has many resources -- dozens and dozens -- for his illegal eats, inside and outside of the United States. Indeed, he even hunts some of the animals that his patrons dine upon himself. He allegedly has also been known to bribe officials and to participate in the black market to get what he wants.

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Contest Info

  • Started: 5/14/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 5/16/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 40
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
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