Food become one of the human needs for survival because we can get energy only from food. In addition to delicacy, food that goes into our bodies must be healthy and certainly should not harm the body.
But what about the following foods? I believe that you won’t even feel tempted when see them.
Especially if you know the main ingredient, you will surely agree that the foods below are the 10 weirdest foods in the world.
Some actually toxic and can expose you to serious illness.
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Fried – brain sandwiches
Sandwiches which are popular today is the bread that contains vegetables and beef, sausage, or chicken. But it turns out, long before the era of Mad-Cow Disease, a sandwich is fried calve’s brain thinly sliced on white bread. These foods are common on menus in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. This sandwich is still available on the Ohio River Valley, where the brain is now very battered and served on hamburger buns. In El Salvador and Mexico beef brain, it is called sesos in Spanish, which are used in tacos and burritos. The brain has amushy texture and flavor very little, so adding copious amounts of hot sauce definitely helped.
Haggis is a kind of sausage or savory pudding that is cooked in the casing of the intestines of sheep, like most sausages. It is a traditional Scottish dish memorialised as the national dish of Scotland by Robert Burns’ poem Address to a Haggis in 1787. Larousse Gastronomique, a popular encyclopedia of gastronomic delights, claims that haggis has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savory flavor.” Similar dishes can be found in other European countries with goat, pork or beef used instead of sheep.
Eating insects is called entomophagy and quite common in many parts of the world, except Europe and North America. It is common to find vendors selling fried grasshoppers, crickets, scorpions, spiders and worms on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. Insects are high in protein and appears to consist of essential fatty acids and vitamins. In fact, flour from drying andgrinding up mealworms can be and often is used to make chocolate chip cookies.
Rocky Mountain Oysters
This oyster is not a kind that we can find at the bottom of the sea. This “oyster” is a name given to the deep-fried testicles of a buffalo, bull or boar. They are often fried after being peeled, coated with flour, pepper and sometimes pounded flat. This food is most often served as an appetizer with cocktail sauce dip. Rocky Mountain Oyster is well-known and enjoyed in certain parts of the United States and Western Canada, usually where cattle ranching are prevalent.
Stuffed camel is claimed to be a traditional Bedouin wedding dish, served at the weddings of sheikhs and of their family members. To make a whole stuffed camel, one whole camel, one whole lamb and 20 whole chickens are needed. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the recipe as the largest item on any menu in the world.
Hákarl is a Greenland or basking shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for four to fiv
e months. Anthony Bourdain, known for eating some of the strangest foods in the world, claims that this traditional Iceland food is the most disgusting thing he has ever eaten. Perhaps because it has a particular ammonia smell, similar to many cleaning products.
Fugu is a typical Japanese dish made from a kind of pufferfish (normally species of Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides) or porcupine fish (of the genus Diodon). Since the fish has toxic in the liver, gonad glands, and skin, only a trained chef who can prepare this dish in such a way as to make a little toxic mixed into the dish. This little toxic gives delicacy in the mouth and makes Fugu is very expensive. But when eaten too much, these toxics will make muscles stiff, so if left untreated the victim will die because they could not breathe.
Casu marzu is a traditional cheese from Sardinia, Italy is made from sheep’s milk. Casu Marzu means ”rotten cheese” in Sardinian language and cheese is also known as maggotcheese because it is made by using the larvae of flies belonging to the family Piophila cheese case. This cheese is banned to consume in the European Union because it can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal myiasis. But Sardinian people have been eating casu marzu for hundreds of years without any complaint so that the cheese is still produced and sold on the black market in Sardinia.
With sashimi and sushi are available all over the world, eating raw seafood is no longer considered a strange thing. However, Sannakji which is the Korean food is something very different, such as seafood has not been so dead. Live baby octopus sliced and seasoned with sesame oil. When this dish is served, the tentacles of “the baby” is still writhing and if not chewed carefully, a small suction cup can stick to your mouth and throat. Dare to try?
This is the wirdest food in the world. Balut is a duck or chicke egg containing embryos of ducksnear-perfect boiled and eaten. This food is very often found in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. This food is believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered to be high protein. Food is sometimes served with beer. In Tagalog and Malay language, balut (ballot) means ”wrapped”. It does not another reason for saying that eating an embryo is really strange and actually disgusting.
So, do you want to try one of those food? I don’t think so.