We all love binging on food, from local street food to exotic dishes to home-cooked stuff. Perhaps food is the only thing that binds us all together. But there are certain foods…..
We all love binging on food, from local street food to exotic dishes to home-cooked stuff. Perhaps food is the only thing that binds us all together. But there are certain foods around the world that will make you cringe and throw up whatever you’re eating right now.
You should try these dishes ONLY if you’re brave and have a kickass digestive system. And for the rest of you, there’s dal-chawal…of course.
Warning: Do not read this post while eating. It will positvely repulse you.
If you’re not thrown off by this disturbing name and are still reading this post, well bravo! Oh by the way, the duck embryo goes around with a fancy name- Balut. It’s your regular duck egg, except…the duck is still growing inside it. When the duck egg is about 17 or 21 weeks old, it’s served to those with heart and tummy made of steel. To enjoy this dish, you have to poke a hole through the egg and suck its liquid, before cutting it open and eating the duck baby
We all love this deliciously creamy sea food that’s generally served with lemon juice or a variety of sauces (depending on the region). But when it’s presented to you straight up from the shell with its saltiness and layered creaminess intact, it can make for a very unique (read: stomch-curdling) experience. If you’re the experimental kinds, go for these. But do not confuses these with Mountain oysters, which are just your regular sheep balls.
Alright, Vietnam, you take the prize for having one of the most exotic (and absolutely scary) dishes in the world. If you want the power and charm of a cobra, slit its heart out, wash it with the cobra’s blood and swallow it raw while the heart is still beating. And you were thinking of all the spice combinations to go with it, eh?
Madacasgan Hissing Cockroach:
Yes, it has an exotic name…delicious even. Yes, it’s said to taste like greasy, buttery chicken. No, roaches can never be a delicacy. But China and other East-Asian countries love their bugs and fry, roast, sauté or boil them as everyday treat. They are also sold on carts and served at high-end restaurants.
with a name like that, it must be edible, no? NO. These are some of the most toxic creatures in the world and if the meat is underdone, you can die of various diseases. Generally served as a whole, part of soup or fried and served with salad, the fruit bats are supposed to be quite tasty. If you can get past the fact that they are bats, that is.
Although these are not for everybody, there are people who love and look forward to these dishes. Tells us so much about cultural evolution (or the lack of it), isn’t it?
Would you ever serve these dishes to your ex? *wink wink* just asking!