Connecting people with incredible experiences

10 weirdest delicacies around the world

What is the strangest, most disgusting thing you’ve consumed on your travels? Chances are it doesn’t compare to these stomach-churning delicacies.

Head Cheese

Originating in Europe, this meat jelly is made by boiling a pig’s head with spices and chopping up the meat once it’s tender.

The mixture congeals when cooled and can be sliced and put in salads or sandwiches.

Frog Sashimi

Once you’ve ordered your raw (and very much alive) frog, the chef will slice the amphibian up and serve its still warm heart.

The feet, head and bones can be made into soup.

Baby Mice Wine

A Chinese health tonic, mice are taken a few days after birth when they are still hairless and placed in a jar of rice wine to ferment for a year.

Cuy

A South American delicacy, guinea pigs are roasted over a spit; the taste is similar to thigh chicken.

Bird’s Nest Soup

Little nests made from the saliva of South East Asian birds are harvested and turned into a rubbery, gelatinous soup that is eaten in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Casu Marzu

Found in Sardinia, these wheels of sheep’s milk cheese crawl with maggots, which consume it, digest the fats and excrete them.

The result is an oozy liquid cheese.

Balut

A street food in the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, these eggs contain a partially developed duck or chicken embryo.

They are boiled and the resulting broth (pictured) can be sipped before the shell is peeled and the foetus eaten.

Tuna Eyeballs

Found in Japanese grocery stores, tuna eyeballs are surrounded by fish fat and taste like squid.

Just boil them and tuck in.

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Don’t be fooled by the name, there’s nothing about this dish that comes from the sea.

At the centre of these deep-fried balls are in fact bull calf testicles, and it’s a dish that can be found in many places across America’s West.

Surströmming

Essentially rotten fish, this Swedish product is fermented herring sold in a can.

A Japanese study named it as the most putrid smelling food in the world. Yummy!

 

Source: finder.com.au

Buy This Issue

This article appeared in issue 17

Featuring:

  • Results from our Readers' Choice Awards 2015
  • What's hot and new in Europe right now
  • Tokyo's best day trips and more!

Have your say