Igunak makes me want to hurl.Also: small-town hospitality freakin' rocks.
Jackie S. Quire
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Very good guess, Tina... but nope!
I'm going to guess Coral.Our igunak is pretty good, except for the smell. Jason in Igloolik.
I heard it said that igunak is very good here (pointing to the mouth) and not so good here (pointing to the nose).
Igunak is one of the few country foods I have yet to try. Congrats.
"Igunak - raw walrus meat which has been wrapped and buried and left to decompose for at least a year". I can understand the revulsion especially if you knew what it was before you ate it.Mom
I can't get past the smell of fresh Walrus let alone Igunak.
Horray! Jason in Igloolik wins!I'll write this on the main page too... but I actually didn't KNOW it was igunak until AFTER I tried it, they told me it was just regular muktah. (And I don't actually really care for muktah, but I have a rule where if I'm offered something, especially as a guest, I try it.)But then when the daughter was asking her mom if she wanted some, she called it igunak. And the man who offered it to me said it was probably a little "strong" for me haha. And then asked if I knew how they made it strong and I was right by answering that they wrapped and "aged it" or something along those lines.
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