Strange Foods From Around The World
It doesn’t matter where you come from, there’s always this strange food that only people that come from the same place as you know and love. Some populations have very very strange foods that define them. here are some of the strangest foods from around the world.
Fried Brain Sandwich
Yeap, this, so called, dish is pretty disgusting! The fried brain sandwich is pretty old and it used to be popular in the Central United States until mad cow disease became a concern.
Very popular dish in China. So why drunken you ask? In China, shrimps are being ate alive after they are stunned in a strong liquor.
Surstromming is a northern Swedish dish that consists of fermented Baltic herring. You can find this dish usually in cans, but be aware- a study in Japan found that surstromming releases the most putrid odor of any food in the world.
Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, refers to the beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian Palm Civet, small mammals native to Southeast Asia. The name is also used for marketing brewed coffee made from those beans. The Kopi Luwak is one of the worlds most expensive varieties of coffee it can reach up to 150 USD per pound.
Casu Marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese containing live insect larvae. The larvaes are deliberately introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down of the cheese’s fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid seeping out. The larvae themselves appear as translucent white worms, about 8 millimetres (0.3 in) long. When disturbed, the larvae can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in). Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming while others do not.
Mopane is a caterpilar and one of the most important protein sources in Africa. Mopane got their name from the Mopane trees, where you can usually find them. They way to eat them is to dry then up so they’d be crispy.
A-Ping is a fried tarantula and is very popular in Cambodia. It is said that fried tarantula first became popular during the food shortages under the Khmer Rouge regime. Nowadays, the fried tarantulas are still popular and Cambodians today eat them like candy.
A Scottish dish that contains a more mainstream animal: ship. Haggis contains sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing (like in the picture) rather than an actual stomach.
This dish comes from Korea. Najki is a whole octopus and is actually a very dangerous dish, because it’sa chocking hazard. There are several deaths reported every year as a result.