Are you someone who tags yourself as a proud foodie? Do you think you have what it takes to devour with pleasure whatever is on your plate? You might reconsider once you have seen these unusual and bizarre dishes from around the world. No, we don’t mean to discourage you. But some of these dishes can be downright shocking.
Want to challenge your palate? Let’s go!
Fugu from Japan
This could be your last meal if not cooked with the right technique. Just imagine! Fugu or Blowfish is a Japanese delicacy that requires specific training of 2 to 3 years and a license for expert chefs if they are to make this dish. Its ovaries, liver and intestines are full of poison which is said to be 1000 times deadlier than cyanide! *gulps*
Fried Spider from Cambodia
A Dangerous Business
If you have arachnophobia, this dish can be a living nightmare for you. Huge tarantulas are deep fried in garlic oil and served as a speciality in the town of Skuon. They are gooey on the inside and make a crunchy noise as you eat them. Full of proteins, the crunchy creepy crawlies are rumoured to make you look more beautiful. Thank you very much, but we’d rather stick to our face packs to get that glow.
Balut from the Philippines
Eat Your World
These aren't the regular chicken eggs you see and eat often. Balut is the fertilised duck egg with its partly developed embryo inside. It is boiled alive while still in the shell and eaten with a seasoning of garlic and vinegar, chilli, and other spices. You need to tap a hole into the shell and crunch down the contents of the egg including the visible beak and wings. Ooh! That can’t be a nice visual.
Escamole from Mexico
What are your thoughts about eating ant larvae? If you are thinking why anyone would spend money to eat such a dish, we are with you on this. Native to Central Mexico, escamole or insect caviar are crisped up with butter or deep-fried. Mexicans even prepare ice-creams with it. Seriously, are we running out of normal foodstuff in Mexico or what?
Prairie Oysters from Canada
They are also known as Rocky Mountain oysters but don’t go by their name as they are certainly not oysters. They are actually bull-calf testicles that are stuffed or fried or sautéed and usually accompanied with spices, sauces, dips and herbs for a real taste of cowboy cuisine. Oh boy!
We don’t know about you, but we have definitely lost our appetite!
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