The beauty of culture is the fact that each culture has its own foods that are unique to it. Being a foodie, I’ve come to appreciate all the different kinds of foods that are out there. Some have been weird and some have been weirdly interesting. Take rain ant for example. They don’t taste as bad as people think. All you need to do is add a little salt and you’re good to go! However, though culture is great and all that, some of the different foods that other people eat from around the world is just downright nasty. The funny thing is that, they may be huge delicacies in those countries. They probably think burgers and pizzas are weird!
You have to be the biggest foodie to try out just a fraction of what’s listed below. You might not even make it past the first one! But if you’re feeling a little hungry for adventure, this list is just for you. If you think your wife doesn’t cook amazing food, this is for you. If you don’t like your veggies, this article is just for you. You’ll end up loving all that food you thought tasted funny.
Without further a do, here are some of the worlds strangest foods
1. Akutaq (Eskimo Ice Cream) – Alaska
Just because the eskimos are surrounded by snow and ice doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a nice tasty ice cream! Made of reindeer fat, seal oil, freshly fallen snow, berried and ground fish, this is one creamy treat you have to try.
2. Haggis – Scotland
I know someone who is part Scottish and I have to ask her if she’s tried this. Haggis is sheep stomach that is stuffed with its heart, lungs, liver, onions, oatmeal and other spices that is let to simmer for three hours.
3. Balut – Philippines
Up there in the philipines they dont like their eggs runny, or well done, they like them crunchy! Balut is a developing duck embryo, that is boiled alive and eaten whole from its shell. It tastes like a regular boiled egg, only with a crunch form the half formed duck bones.
4. Deep-fried Tarantula – Cambodia
I’ve never liked spiders. I think the devil created them and unleashed them on earth to wreak havoc. The good people of Cambodia love them though! Apparently they taste like spare ribs!
5. Baby Mice Wine – China and Korea
Baby mice are packed with nutrients! Nice and healthy especially with all that wine in it! Get boozy and healthy at the same time!
6. Shirako – Japan
If you can have female eggs, aka caviar, you can definitely stomach fish sperm sacs aka Shirako
7. Fruit bat soup – Guam, Micronesia, Africa
I would like to know where exactly in Africa this is eaten. Who would eat a bat? A fried bat maybe but fruit bat soup? No!
8. Dragon in the flame of desire – China
If you pop into a restaurant in China in the mood to try something new that’s good for your skin, you should try a yaks penis. You’ll have great skin after a few of these
9. Rocky Mountain Oysters – America
These oysters are peeled, coated in flour and deep-fried. Oh wait, they’re not real oysters — they’re actually the testicles of bull calves.
10. Southern Fried Rattlesnake – America
When properly prepared, rattlesnake can be a good substitute for beef, pork, and chicken. Its meat has a unique and light flavour!