Koreans, in general, don’t like to eat lamb. In Australia lamb is quite a popular meat so Koreans are quite surprised that we eat it and enjoy it. They always say that the smell of it is really bad and they hate the taste. I’ve heard from Australian lamb farmers that lamb in Asia does smell different, that it isn’t as nice, possibly because they are grain fed? But lamb in Australia is pasture fed and doesn’t have the gross smell that it has in Korea. (But Koreans will still say it smells bad here).
My husband will eat lamb – if he does not know it’s lamb. He will eat it happily and enjoy it, but once I tell him that it was lamb he will say “I knew it tasted weird!” And yet he still ate it all?
I suspect it’s partly psychological, even though the taste of Australian lamb isn’t actually bad, there is enough underlying taste for Koreans to remember feeling repulsed at the taste and smell of lamb in Korea.
What food grosses you out?