The Weirdest Food That You Have To Try On Your Travels

By Tim Kroeger June 7, 2014 Food

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1. Deep fried insects in Bangkok, Thailand.


2. Ox Penis

Ox Penis is eaten in Asia, either by itself or in soups.

via Bizarre Foods
via Bizarre Foods

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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

8. Smalahove

Smalahove, also called skjelte is a traditional Norwegian dish made from a sheep’s head. It was originally only eaten by the poor.

via PerPlex
via PerPlex

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

Kitchen Wench
Kitchen Wench

12. Haggis

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.


13. Sannakji 

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.

via The Telegraph
via The Telegraph

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?


  1. White Chocolate Hills Resort August 25, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Yup, those are definitely weird! Balut is sold here in the Philippines as well, as a high-end street food.

  2. Sofia Duncan July 23, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

    yes, I’ve tried balut in the Philippines. I was pressured by my friends and some locals who eventually have been my friends too. It actually taste nice, but I could feel its fur and the bones in my mouth.. I felt weird.. but not the weirdest I’ve tried.. eating octopus was also extreme!

  3. One Girl: One World August 3, 2015 at 5:54 am - Reply

    What did the duck taste like though?!

  4. Tim Kroeger August 4, 2015 at 9:54 am - Reply

    The duck egg tasted really weird and you could feel the bones … I wouldn't eat it again!

  5. Hannah | That Adventurer September 8, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

    wow, I thought I’d eat everything but I don’t think I could stomach most of these! I do like Haggis though – that’s tasty

  6. Corinne Vail September 26, 2015 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Yum, yum, yum!

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