The most terrible food world
Gastronomic delights in some countries can seem not only strange, but even terrible, if you do not look at the local delicacies from the point of view of human omnivorous. So if you have weak nerves or conservative views on food, it is not necessary to get acquainted with these culinary horrors.
Indonesian soup flying fox
In this soup gets not only the bird flying fox, the meat of which is not characterized by a pronounced taste, but also its wings, fur, claws and fangs.
In Thailand and China, locals and foreigners daring love to feast on chicken eggs centenary. To prepare such a strange egg dishes directly in the skin is immersed in a mixture of lime, ash and salt and tightly closed container for up to 4 months. Protein and the yolk are like jelly, darken to brown and greenish hues, making lasting scent of ammonia.
My favorite Korean snack beondegi
The pupae of the silkworm boiled or stewed with spices and served with sauce. Woody taste of this delicacy, many Koreans as compared with the tires.
This northern delicacy - Muktuk
Residents of Canada, Greenland and Chukotka often suffer from lack of vitamins C and D. Therefore, Inuit and Eskimos have learned to freeze the skin and blubber of beluga whales and sometimes obzharivaya them in breadcrumbs. However Muktuk often eaten raw.
Bird's nest soup
Expensive and terrible at the same time a dish of swifts nest-salanganov gourmets cost a pretty penny. Sami nests consist of dried bird's saliva, so the soup is very similar to a jelly.
This dish comes from the terrible fungus that infects corn cobs. The spores grow rapidly and eventually healthy grains begin to resemble in appearance truffle species. They are allowed in many local dishes, calling uitlakoche national delicacy.
Extreme Japanese dessert - cookies from wasps
A fairly modern dish that will impress all lovers of animal protein. Crispy cake of rice flour generously seasoned boiled wild wasps.
Sannakji - live appetizer
In Korean restaurants offer a taste pretty horrible dish called sannakji. This popular snack is made from a live octopus tentacles twitching, generously seasoned it with vegetable oil.
Raw and fried eggs giant black ants, seasoned with chili and guacamole sauce, often served with tacos. It is a strange dish, in the opinion of Mexicans, not only delicious, but also useful. Due to the fact that the eggs are hard to obtain, eskamoles is quite expensive.
Before serving, pour the shrimp dishes live strong alcohol. Because of this they almost cease to move and do not resist during the cleaning of the shell.
Latin American Kui
In Peru, Ecuador and Colombia are very fond of roast or braise whole carcasses guinea pigs, feeding them on a large platter with vegetables. The taste reminds strike while tender and juicy rabbit meat.
Eskimos in Alaska have traditionally prepare the famous dish "Tepa", which consists of the heads of rotten fish. This delicacy is perceived by local residents rather as the best way of getting nutrients from whole production. After the head of salmon catch, and sometimes their insides are placed in large wooden barrels for several weeks and dig into the ground. The resulting dish is eaten raw, not paying attention to the terrible odor.
Blood with milk
African Masai tribes in times of drought replenish your water balance due to cow's milk, mixed with animal blood. At the same time the cow is not killed for meat, since it is quite valuable. Masai do a little bleeding, unable to much harm to livestock.
Scandinavian chefs bake pancakes in a special way, adding to the dough instead of milk blood. It is a strange dish served with venison or pork and more like a blood sausage, fresh-faced than usual dessert.
Hákarl - the legacy of the Vikings
One of the most bizarre Icelandic dishes made from meat hákarl sharks. However, due to the large amount of urea in the fish can not use such fresh. Therefore, the Vikings cut meat is placed in a hole and covered with stones, so that animals do not have excavated mining. In just a few months, all the urea comes from rotten meat. After that, it vyalyat a couple of months in the open air, with the aroma of rotten fish is not leaving this dish and then.
The Japanese love to prepare sushi stewed or fried tuna eyes, which can also be found in the supermarket. Many argue that this delicacy octopus resembles a soft rubber skin and fatty entrails in taste and consistency.
China and Hong Kong residents love to add to their meals so strange product like blood tofu. It is made from pork or duck coagulated blood. The dish is boiled to a jelly state, cut into pieces and added to the local soups and vegetable stews.
African mopane caterpillars
Bright caterpillar mopane been declared the United Nations the most delicious and the most edible, providing local residents with free source of protein. The caterpillars are fried and boiled, pre-dry them in the sun.
Shiokara - one of the most specific dishes that can be found in Japan. It is made of squid or other seafood, pickled in brine together with the internals. The dish is hermetically packaged and kept in marinade at least a month before you get on the table Japanese gourmet.