Check out these 10 weird exotic foods that actually exist.
Exotic Foods: People say one man’s food is another man’s poison. This saying basically explains that everyone can’t eat everything. While some foods will make you puke, it is an exotic food to another person.
So if you can’t take a tour around to see the magnificent dishes for yourself, worriless and read on as we take around with pictures of exotic foods from all over the world.
Most dishes that you will see in the following list may be gruesome and disgusting, but bear in mind, they’re there because they are unique and popular.
1. Monkey Brains
This is a delicacy from China and a few other East-Asian countries. The brain can be either eaten raw or cooked with a variety of spices or fried.
2. Bear Claw
The bear claw is a Chinese dish that is prepared from actual bear claws. The creation of this dish is however extremely inhumane as bears are tortured before they are killed so specific hormones can be secreted which adds flavour to the dish.
3. Century Eggs
Century eggs are a delicacy from China in which the eggs of quail, chicken, and duck are covered in ashes, clay salt and preserved for a number of months. The insides of the egg begin to decompose and form a green-ish jelly like mixture which is then served straight onto the plate.
4. Tuna Eyeballs
A Japanese delicacy, tuna eyeballs is a dish that is prepared by stewing the giant eyeballs of tuna fish.
The most delicious part of the meal is the jellied part of the eye. The pupils and eye sockets of the fish are not eaten.
5. Sheep Head
This dish is a delicacy from South Africa. It is prepared by first removing the brain and flesh from the sheep. The meat is then chopped up and cooked with spices. The most delicious parts of this dish are supposed to be the eyes and ears of the sheep’s head.
6. Squirrel Brains
Squirrel brains is also a delicacy. This dish is from Kentucky and was quite popular until it was discovered that it had a variant of the mad cow disease.
7. Fried Tarantulas
The biggest spiders, the tarantulas are deep fried and seasoned with garlic and salt before being served. This delicacy is from Cambodia and is extremely cheap, especially for tourists.
8. Bat Paste
Bat paste is a delicacy from Thailand. This is prepared by catching a live bat and putting in in boiling milk. Once it becomes soft, it is mashed and made into a paste. Herbs and spices are added to this to make the final product.
9. Snake Wine
While this isn’t a meal, it is a delicacy from Vietnam. Snake wine is made by fermenting a dead cobra or scorpion is a bottle full of rice wine liquor or any grain alcohol.
The poison from either is deactivated by the ethanol of the alcohol. This wine is however banned in many places now because the cobras are an endangered species.
A Korean delicacy, sannakji is prepared by cutting up baby octopi, adding seasoning and served while the tentacles are still moving.
A food only to be tried by the most daring, it can also be very dangerous if the tentacles’ suction cups stick to the mouth or throat.
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