Life-long vegetarian here. Are there any meat dishes that you would consider 100% "must try before you die"?
Rendang, I think. And Madura duck with black spice paste (bebek madura bumbu hitam). I think the thing that makes it black, kluak, is toxic if not prepared correctly. Thankfully, you can buy preprepared (black) kluak paste. I don't think anyone prepares raw (white) kluak themselves anymore.
The most delightful thing I have ever eaten is foie gras parfait, pic related.
This dish took me to another place. I never knew something could taste so good. 5 years on, and the feeling I got when I first tried it has not left me.
Good fried chicken.
Battered fish 'n' chips - don't know if you eat fish, but it's super good like that.
Pulled pork, with or without barbecue sauce, on a bun.
Steak, medium-rare to medium.
Thinly sliced sausages, like salami.
If you end up trying some, be careful overdoing it. I knew a girl who was vegetarian for years and then tried starting meat all at once and she got sick - couldn't digest it very well.
I honestly don't know. Most god-tier meat dishes are an acquired taste. Their glory is just not accessible for the untrained palate.
Just start with chicken breast and work your way up I guess.
Sounds like the consensus says foie gras, OP.
Good pulled pork BBQ.
Good smoked pork ribs.
A good bolognese.
Buffalo prime rib.
Venison back straps.
Mesquite smoked grilled chicken.
Too many to list, really.
>just because it's illegal in some places
Just looked up CA law to see how recent the ban was; turns out it's been lifted.
And nobody thinks it's "cool" because it's controversial (aside from maybe a few people during the controversy with >>7043099, which you probably have no idea what it even is).
People love foie gras because it's the tastiest thing on the planet, and it's too expensive to ever become a "meme food"...