1. Deep fried insects in Bangkok, Thailand.
2. Ox Penis
Ox Penis is eaten in Asia, either by itself or in soups.
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3. Mongolian Boodog
Mongolian Boodog is goat meat, cooked in its own skin with hot stones.
4. Tuna Eyeball
Tuna Eyeballs can be found in most Japanese grocery stores.
5. Balut – Fertilized Duck Egg from Asia
I have tried it in Vietnam. It looked already really weird but a local girl told me very proud that it is a traditional dish of her country so a No was Not an option.
At least I did not exactly knew what it is when I was eating it. I found out a couple of weeks later and would definitely never ever eat it again.
6. Blood pancake
Blood Pancake is a very popular Finnish recipe.
7. “Thousand-Year-Old-Egg” from China
Smalahove, also called skjelte is a traditional Norwegian dish made from a sheep’s head. It was originally only eaten by the poor.
9. Fried Tarantulas
10. Casu Marzu
Casu Marzu means rotten cheese and comes from Sardinia, Italy. It is a traditional sheep milk cheese.
The producers leave the cheese outside so that flies can lay there eggs inside the cheese. The larvae are breaking down of the cheese’s fats and fermenting it.
11. Dried Lizards
Haggis is a Scottish meal. You take out the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep and boil it for three hours in its stomach.
Sannakji is a Korean dish consisting of raw octopuses with sesame and oil. It is important to chew it as much as you can to avoid the little tentacles get stuck in your throat.
14. Snake Wine
Snake Wine is is in countries like China and Vietname believed to have restorative properties.
It is either made by steeping a snake in rice wine, or by mixing snake bodily fluids with the alcohol.
What about you? Did you already try one or even more of these foods? Do you know a weird food that is missing in this list?