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Added by Venice on 23 Jul 2015 02:57
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The strangest food from around The World

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Fugu-poisonous fish-Japan
Puffin Heart-Iceland
Ikizikuri- fillet fish without killing it-Japan
Rocky Mountain Oysters- deep-fried bull, pig or sheep testicles Canada ,USA
Mopane -found on Mopane trees dried out caterpillar-South Africa
Casu Marzu-sheep milk cheese containing live insect larvae-Sardinia
Surströmming - fermented baltic herring- Sweden
Fried Brain Sandwich - USA
Haggis-sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs)-Scotland
Nakji-chopped octopus and vegetable-Korea
Balut-boiled fertilized duck embryo-South East Asia
Khash-cooked cow feet, the head and stomach-Armenia
Dried Lizards-Asia
Tuna Eyeball-Japan
Lutefisk-stockfish and lye -Scandinavia
Drunken Shrimp- China
Kopi Luwak-coffee berry beans that have been defecated by Civets, small mammals native to Southeast Asia
Sannakji- live nakji -a small octopus -Korea
Hakarl- fermented basking shark -Iceland
Bird’s Nest Soup-China
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Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 23 16:15
I don't think I could eat any of this...where is the half bodied living frog? I forget where that one is from.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 23 16:47
I totally understand you,BAMF.
Living frog is eaten in Japan,but i wouldn't add it.
List is disgusting and cruel enough.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 23 18:33
It's digusting!!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 23 19:52
Ah yeah thanks for the reminder Asians eat the strangest and most messed up foods!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 24 1:45
You could make an entire list of "strange" foods from Mexico.

Chapulines - crickets (supposedly, they taste like shrimp)
Jumiles - beetles
Gusanos de maguey - worms from the maguey plant
Brain tacos
Criadillas - bull testicles
Asadura - the Mexican version of haggis, but made from pig parts

However, for the most disgusting, disturbing foods, I don't think anybody can top the Filipinos.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 24 10:08
I think I'll pass on these items......
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 24 14:49
I don't think I will be able to eat for a day after knowing this.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 25 19:46
Correction: chapulines are grasshoppers, but I think I've also heard of crickets being referred to as chapulines.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 28 23:13
It looks horrible... now i know why french , italian and greek cuisine are the best :)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 16:05
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions, my friends!
I really understand your disgust and aversion to these dishes :)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 0:22
How cruel! the living fish fillet...makes me sad :(
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 11:53
You're right, reallly. I'm sure it wouldn't alter the taste if the fish was killed before filleting. It seems unnecessarily cruel. :(
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 16 0:05
The cruelty to animals as part of the culture is reason enough to not visit East Asia. At least in bullfights, the bull has a chance to kill the matador.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 21 16:58
I've had the following:
- Rocky Mtn Oysters - they really don't have much taste (most of the flavor is in the breading).
- Haggis (I visited Scotland in 1994 and 1997) - if you've had the Pennsylvania Dutch delicacy called "scrapple," you would appreciate the taste of haggis.

My father used to talk about that cheese with the live maggots, but my family comes from Abbruzzi, not Sardinia, so it might be from a few parts of Italy.

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