What new foods do you try on a cruise ship ?

On a cruise ship all the food in the MDR is covered in your cruise cost.   What foods have you tried on a ship that you would not pay to try at a restaurant at home ?

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On ships I have tried.


Alligator fritters

Sushi (turned out I really like it...... now I have another expensive addiction)

Beef Wellington

Cold Fruit soups

Those are just a few, If it's free I'll try about anything. On some cruises where a few of us are curious about a menu item but do not want it as our dinner I have ordered a plate for the table so everybody can get a taste of it.

I now enjoy escargot because of NCL’s LeBistro.

So far I have not tried any new foods on ship. Mainly because I am adventurous when it comes to foods and have tried most non standard stuff off the ship before boarding. Food be the spice of life and I love to eat and taste new things. There are two kinds of people in the world. Those that eat to live and those that live to eat. I be a part of the latter group. Cheers.

Ditto, minus the Sushi.

I used to be an eating machine when I was in my teens until my late 30's when body slowed down and I put a few pounds on (same timing as I got a desk job). I slowed down when I started putting extra pounds on. In the last year I was told by my doctor to drop a few so I changed my eating habits and joined a gym. Now 1.5 years later foods that I used to love are kind of sickening to me and Im good with a cleaner more healthy diet, yet I still made it to the Steak House twice on the last 6 night cruise.

anything on the menu I haven't tasted before....why not??? don't like it dont have to eat it

Anything on the " did you ever " section of Menu ? Like commented before. If you don't like it, you learned a lesson and won't order it again. On the other hand it may be your next favorite food. You won't know until you try.

There was ox tongue offered one night as an appie and rabbit another evening...... I wouldn’t try either, but everything else I’ve had before. I enjoy trying most foods at least once.

Welcome back!

Welcome back BonMike. Both are great and well worth the try. Especially if the rabbit is well marinated and seasoned. Now one thing I have never seen on a cruise ship but is considered a Canadian east coast delicacy is cod tongue. Oh my oh my is it ever good.


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