We all love food. But how adventurous are you? How likely are you to try something you can barely identify but is considered a delicacy in other countries?
Here are some foods from all over the world that people enjoy on a daily basis:
Balut is a duck or chicken embryo between 17-21 days old. It is boiled alive and then eaten right out of the shell. = This dish is wildly popular in the Philippines because of the energy boost it allegedly gives.
Deep Fried Spiders
Tarantulas, to be exact. Let’s be even more clear. Tarantulas the size of your palm. And what is more distressing is that you can find tons of them fried up and piled on top of each other. Fried tarantulas are often served as street fare in Cambodia and are sometimes called A-Ping. And guess what? People actually say they taste like chicken!
This traditional Scottish dish consists of the minced heart, liver and lung of a sheep. These items are then combined with onions, spices, oatmeal, salt, and stock. The whole concoction is then boiled in a sheep’s stomach for 2-4 hours. It’s absolutely delicious.
Birds Nest Soup
This is the crème de la crème of soups in China. You’ll pay a pretty penny to have a bowl of this rare soup made from Swifts’ nests. This ‘Caviar of the East’, which is actually made from Swifts saliva, costs between £30 and £100 per bowl.
Yes, eyeball. At some sushi bars in Japan you can watch the eyeball being cut from the head of the tuna and prepared – they’ll do this right at your table, if you like. Or you could just boil it with seasonings.
The smell of coffee is a beautiful thing for many people. Coffee lovers from around the world try different blends and trendy new coffee houses every day – who wouldn’t want to try what Time Magazine lists as the most expensive coffee in the world? Well, you might think twice after you find out how it’s made. First the Indonesian Luwak, an animal in the cat family, eats coffee cherries. Because the Luwak can’t digest the coffee beans inside the cherries, they come out in its waste. These coffee beans are then collected, cleaned, and sold for your brewing pleasure.
Are you hungry yet? C’mon, you know you are!