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Bizarre meals of the world: To eat or to not eat? That is the query 🤮

As a world traveller, or just a traveller on the whole, you’re sure to come back throughout ideas, concepts, and existence which are past your realm of that which is taken into account regular. This, as you discover and uncover new cultures, their traditions and lifestyle. All of that is invariably tied to the meals that’s discovered on the tables. The meals which are mostly eaten.

I used to be curious to know extra in regards to the completely different meals cultures around the globe, taking it to the acute, nonetheless. And in doing so, requested a handful of a few of my favorite travellers for the weirdest-strangest-exotic meals they’ve consumed throughout their travels around the globe. Learn on (should you dare) to find an inventory of 35 unusual meals around the globe!



>> Whenever you’re finished being grossed out, learn these extra nice (I promise!) meals guides:

Strange weird unusual food around the world seafood prawnThere are some things extra apt in attending to know a land and its folks than witnessing (and in the end taking part in) that which frequently fills the tables and the meals consumed.

As a traveller, curious in regards to the world and the place you occupy inside, it is very important be open minded throughout your explorations. You can not perceive new international locations, new cultures, the folks and their lifestyle if you’re scared. When you find yourself crammed with worry and psychological obstacles.

Now, I’m not attempting to persuade you to go and check out each bizarre meals and strange exercise on the market.

Individuals do some weeeeeeeeeird shit (observational: no judgement right here)


Nevertheless, what I’m attempting to say is to be a bit extra open minded, a bit extra empathic, a bit extra curious, and lots much less judgemental. It’s also a method of constructing bridges and gaining widespread floor.

Get out of your consolation zone.

Take a step in direction of understanding different folks a bit extra.

Those that don’t appear like you. Those that eat in a different way, speak in a different way, pray in a different way, play in a different way than you do. Those that dwell in a different way to what you’re accustomed to.

Strive new meals, study a unique language, converse to a random stranger, open you thoughts to the likelihood that life in different international locations and around the globe is completely different to what .

Strive a meals that’s utterly international to your each considered what meals is “suppose” to be.



That being mentioned….

(!) As an animal lover and advocate for animal rights, I’m working my approach to being extra acutely aware in my selections and in the end residing with out consuming ANY animal merchandise.

I do hope that the world on the whole strikes in direction of residing cruelty-free and consuming much less animal merchandise within the course of.

And simply being kinder Beings on the whole.

I urge you, pricey pal, to think about doing the identical….

For the sake of the animals, for the sake of the surroundings, and for the nice of your very personal well being.

So with out additional ado, let’s get into these uncommon mealsAdventurous consuming begins right here!

Are you courageous sufficient to strive?


What number of of those bizarre + great meals have you ever tasted?


A slight shiver ran via my backbone. I took one chew. I used to be finished. I simply couldn’t get previous the remaining and the thought of what this as soon as was

Eating frogs Asia Thailand Weird food around the world

I had by no means tried frog legs earlier than. By no means even contemplated the thought of consuming such a factor. Nevertheless, there I discovered myself at a restaurant in Paris with native associates, the place everybody had agreed to order a plate of cuisses de grenouilles to share. A slight shiver ran via my backbone. The considered frog bones didn’t please my urge for food.

Should you’re as grossed out as I’m by the thought and are questioning who of their proper thoughts would eat that, you’re be shocked to listen to that globally 100 million frogs are taken out of the wild to be used as meals every year.

The French are by far the largest shoppers fashionable in purist Gallic gastronomes, identified regionally as grenouilles or cuisses de grenouilles. The USA is the second largest importer, particularly within the south of the nation. 

Though frog legs are widespread in French delicacies, it’s a delicacy in lots of components of the world not restricted to Thailand, China, the Caribbean, Indonesia, and sporadically all through Europe and the US. Frogs are raised commercially in sure international locations, reminiscent of Vietnam. It’s mentioned to be wealthy in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and potassium.

What do frog legs style like?

Doesn’t every little thing style like rooster?! Resembling tiny, skinny and elongated poultry legs, frog legs are most frequently served grilled, boiled, or fried. The style and flavour will be described as a bizarre combine between rooster and fish with a texture that’s much like rooster wings.

Historically frog legs are served sautéed in garlic butter sauce as an appetizer and entrée. It will also be grilled or deep fried. As a cold-blooded animal, the warmth or salt from cooking could cause the recent frog legs to twitch.

Would I strive it once more? A agency no to that. In terms of something frog-related, as soon as is greater than sufficient. Additionally, the worldwide urge for food for frog legs is   now threatening the dwindling frog inhabitants. A lot in order that many international locations have positioned a ban on the farming, searching, and assortment of indigenous frogs.

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Whenever you hear about massive butts in Colombia, the very first thing that involves thoughts most likely aren’t ants

Hormiga Culona Big-butt ants Santander Colombia Weird food

As soon as you’re taking your thoughts out of the gutter, you’ll notice that hormigas culonas (actually massive butt ants) are a regional delicacy within the Santander area of Colombia. After listening to about them, I couldn’t wait to do that curious snack when my spouse and I visited the city of Barichara.

What do ants style like? 

The hormigas culonas aka hormigas santandereanas are pregnant leaf cutter ants which are collected by hand in the course of the Spring mating season. They’re then roasted and flippantly salted to make a tasty snack. Good and crunchy, they’ve a form of earthy, irony style. They’re truly filled with protein, and locals laud them for having aphrodisiac qualities. They jogged my memory a little bit of bacon bits, however with legs and in the event that they tasted a bit bit like grime.

Hormigas culonas ants will be purchased in small luggage of a handful ranging as much as massive jars at nook shops and outlets within the Santander area. We took a jar house that was an excellent dialog starter for some time. Eat them as a snack like peanuts.

The place can I discover hormigas culonas?

The most effective locations to seek out hormigas culonas are in Barichara, San Gil, or Bucaramanga, nonetheless you may additionally discover avenue distributors elsewhere in Colombia, together with Cartagena promoting them. I do know I’ve picked up a small pack a pair occasions right here in Cartagena. They’re greatest loved when they’re recent between the months of March-Might, however you possibly can usually discover them the remainder of the 12 months as nicely.

An unique meals and distinctive snack, make sure to strive hormigas culonas throughout your time in Colombia. Hey, if nothing else you possibly can say you had a style of the world well-known massive Colombian butts in your go to.

Tasted by Adam McConnaughhay of Cartagena Explorer | Insta


As soon as the eggs open, the larvae begin feeding and the cheese is eaten whereas the larvae are nonetheless alive

Casu Marzu maggot cheese sardinia strange illegal food

In terms of Sardinian food nothing is weirder than casu marzu – actually “rotten cheese.” The identify of this maggot cheese, which is discovered throughout Sardinia and even in close by Corsica, doesn’t in actuality replicate the conservation standing of the cheese, which is in no way rotten.

What does cheese with maggots style like?

Casu Marzu is a nicely aged pecorino cheese by which holes have been positioned, and which is left outdoors for flies to deposit their eggs in it. As soon as the eggs open, the maggots larvae begin feeding on the cheese and the cheese is prepared. Arduous on the surface, the within of the cheese appears extra like a thick unfold. It’s a robust cheese, not for individuals who like delicate flavors, and it’s eaten whereas the maggots are nonetheless alive.

The place to seek out cheese with worms in Italy

Manufacturing of this maggot cheese – which is in no way harmful, regardless of a number of media could have argued the opposite – is definitely forbidden by greater than strict European rules. Which means casu marzu isn’t generally discovered available on the market – you received’t see it in grocery shops or on the market. Should you care to strive cheese with maggots, you’ll have to seek out the particular person (normally a neighborhood shepherd) who produces it, and the one approach to get to at least one is by phrase of mouth.

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The expertise of consuming dwell octopus is like going into battle together with your meals

SanNakji live octopus korean market strange food

Of all of the adventurous meals we’ve tried, nothing might put together us for our first Sannakji expertise. Sannakji is Korean for “dwell octopus”, and after residing in Korea for a 12 months, and being challenged by many college students, we determined to present Sannakji a strive. Initially we thought it will be just like the film “Outdated Boy” the place you simply eat a complete octopus, with all of the tentacles connected, combating it’s method out of your mouth…. the precise expertise was nothing like that!

We tried sannakji at a fish market in Busan, South Korea. We browsed the limitless tanks of dwell fish and sea creatures earlier than lastly selecting one with a candy previous auntie, keen to indicate us her number of dwell transferring cephalopods.

We made our choice, two small octopi have been put right into a bag, we paid the type woman and he or she promptly escorted us to the elevator. On the third ground she exited with us into a lovely seafood restaurant. Lower than 10 minutes later we have been every served a plate of dwell octopus wriggling tentacles drizzled with sesame oil!

What does octopus style like?

San-nakji “Dwell” octopus isn’t fairly alive in the best way you may assume. The octopus is chopped up and ready with mild seasoning. The expertise of consuming dwell octopus is like going into battle together with your meals. The lively tentacles wiggle up the chopsticks, they suck to your tooth and the within of your mouth. The meat is barely chewy and crunchy on the similar time. The flavour is so recent and briny, just like the freshest seafood you ever tasted!

Since then we’ve tried sannakji a number of extra occasions, and I can simply say that is one in every of our favourite Korean delicacies. If you end up in South Korea, feeling adventurous, and you may get previous the worry of placing a transferring tentacle into your mouth, we’d extremely advocate consuming dwell octopus!

I can truthfully say it was the grossest meals I’ve ever put in my mouth

Eating Insects Locusts bugs Myanmar

Should you’ve ever watched the TV present I’m A Superstar, Get Me Out Of Right here, you’ll have seen folks within the Australian jungle munching their method via a wide range of completely different bugs. I’m no celeb, however I’ve tried consuming locusts – and after that have I can firmly say that in the event that they supplied me the possibility to go on that present, I’d decline!

Consuming fried locusts

I ate a fried locust whereas exploring a market in Myanmar  As a journey photographer I completely love markets, and I’d gone to Yangon’s important avenue marketplace for the possibility to seize a number of the sights and colors. There I noticed a fairly lady with conventional thanaka paste on her cheeks, and requested if I might take her image.

Solely then did I discover what she had subsequent to her: a terrifying bag filled with useless locusts, each as fats and juicy as a cocktail sausage. Nevertheless, the comparability ends there. As a result of after I tried one – purely as a gesture of goodwill as a result of I actually wished that photograph – I can truthfully say it was the grossest meals I’ve ever put in my mouth.

Are locusts edible?

Whenever you chew down, at first the insect’s powerful exoskeleton resists, after which out of the blue it cracks, and all of the bitter, gooey insides come squirting out. It wasn’t simply the disgusting style, but additionally the shock of the goo explosion and the horrifying crunching sound the useless insect made because it burst in my mouth that made this totally sickening. Wouldn’t advocate. However hey, a minimum of I earned my photograph – and that grin!

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As I chewed the comfortable bones and the comfortable feathers of the balut egg, I started to think about each a part of the embryo, from its beak to its claws

Bird Embryo Balut Egg in Philippines exotic food unusual

Balut egg, a two to three-week previous duck embryo, are the preferred unique meals that you will see all around the Philippines. It’s normally bought on the sidewalks in a woven basket coated with material to maintain the balut heat. As a Filipino, I had my first style of balut after I was younger.

What does Balut egg style like?

Balut is principally eaten from the egg shell, beginning with a small crack to sip the broth. The broth tastes like rooster soup and is greatest sipped whereas heat.

The story will take a unique flip after I peeled the remainder of the eggshell and took my first chew. My first balut egg consuming expertise wasn’t nice. As I chewed the comfortable bones and the comfortable feathers in my mouth, I started to think about each a part of the embryo from its beak to its claws. I nearly vomited however my cousin prodded me to simply swallow so I can eat the yolk subsequent, which tastes identical to scrambled egg.

Would I strive balut egg once more? Sure, however all the time with somebody who’s prepared to eat the duckling half so I can sip the soup and eat the yolk after sprinkling with a pinch of salt.

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In Japan I received to strive many very unusual dishes reminiscent of uncooked horse meat and cod sperm which appears like human mind

Eating Basashi Raw Horse meat Japan weird exotic food

Japan has one of the scrumptious cuisines on the planet. However that doesn’t imply that they don’t even have some very unusual meals there.

Unique meals in Japan

In my time residing in Japan, I received to strive many very unusual dishes reminiscent of Shirako, cod sperm which appears like human brains and tastes as I think about brains to style like.

What I discovered although, is that generally the bizarre meals you can’t think about to style good in any respect are literally scrumptious. Certainly one of these scrumptious however positively unique meals I’ve tasted is named Basashi: uncooked horse meat.

What does horse style like?

Uncooked horse meat is served thinly sliced with sesame oil and grated ginger. The meat could be very tender, not chewy in any respect. I’d truly say there isn’t a lot distinction between Basashi and Sashimi, uncooked fish slices.

Basashi is a specialty in Kumamoto on Kyushu island, however should you preserve your eyes open you possibly can strive it at many conventional Japanese bars known as Izakaya all around the nation.

Since it’s thought-about a delicacy Basashi doesn’t come low cost. For one serving of 4 small slices of uncooked horse meat, you possibly can count on to pay round 800 yen which is equal to round 8 US {dollars}.

Tasted by Lena Scheidler of Nagoya Foodie | Insta


It nonetheless regarded remarkably like a guinea pig and I might see its little tooth on the entrance of its mouth.

Guinea pig on a plate food eating strange food world

I received’t lie, I used to be a bit conflicted about eating guinea pig throughout my go to to Cuenca, Ecuador. Though I had by no means had one as a pet myself, my neighbour was guinea pig mad and I keep in mind going over to stroke them after I was a child.

Consuming guinea pig

Regardless of my preliminary reservations, I made a decision to problem myself and see whether or not I might chow down on one in every of these little rodents. I headed to a good restaurant and ordered ‘cuy’ from the menu. The guinea pig got here out roasted, with a aspect of potatoes and veg. It nonetheless regarded remarkably like a guinea pig and I might see its little tooth on the entrance of its mouth.

A part of me nonetheless cringes after I take into consideration how cute guinea pigs are however as a meat-eater, it will be fairly hypocritical of me to strike these rodents off of the menu simply because they’re fluffy. In addition to, with all of the injury we’re doing to the planet within the identify of cattle farming, possibly consuming guinea pig isn’t so unhealthy?

What does guinea pig style like?

I took my first chew of the crispy pores and skin and was pleasantly shocked. It was scrumptious, form of like pork crackling. I continued to eat and located the style of the guinea pig to be very gamey, very similar to rabbit. Though I had reservations, I truly discovered the entire meal to be scrumptious and wouldn’t hesitate to eat it once more. It appears like I’m nicely and actually on the aspect of the Ecuadorians – guinea pig is scrumptious! 

Tasted by Sheree Hooker of Winging the World | Insta


Morcilla is made with cooked pork blood after which left to dry. It appears like a traditional sausage, but it surely’s very darkish, nearly black in coloration.

Morcilla blood sausage on plate unusual food

Throughout my current journey to Costa Tropical in Spain I had the possibility to strive blood sausage for the primary time in my life. I’ve encountered this dish many occasions each in eating places and within the grocery store, however I by no means tried it earlier than, till now. I had morcilla for the primary time on the Bodega Quatro Vientos, a vineyard situated within the hills of Costa Tropical, with beautiful views over each the coast and the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

What is blood sausage?

Morcilla is a sort of blood sausage native to Spain. It’s made with cooked pork blood, which is combined with rice and onions, after which left to dry. Morcilla appears like a traditional sausage, however its coloration could be very darkish, nearly black.

What does blood sausage style like?

The morcilla blood sausage was served fried, on the identical plate as the conventional sausages, with a recent aspect salad subsequent to it. The feel of the blood sausage was very comfortable, nearly creamy, and it tasted fairly delicate. What I discovered intriguing was the slight hints of aniseed within the flavour and the just about candy style.

I want to strive morcilla blood sausage once more as a result of I did take pleasure in its style lots. It was peculiar, however I couldn’t cease having one other and one other chew. I’d positively advocate Morcilla it to anybody who needs to discover unknown flavours.

Tasted by Joanna of The World in my Pocket | Insta


they “explode” if you chew down on them and launch their creamy liquid inside

Ant egg sorbet strange food around the world

I’ve had my justifiable share of bugs whereas touring South East Asia, however by far probably the most artistic insect dish was a large ant egg and raspberry sorbet, created by a Lao chef in Luang Prabang.

The lodge I used to be staying at gave the chef of a reasonably upscale Lao restaurant a heads up that we have been up for “adventurous meals”, so he ready a 3 course insect-based positive eating menu for us, the spotlight of which (by way of creativity!) was this ant egg sorbet for dessert.

What do ant eggs style like?

The style is difficult to explain: ant eggs don’t style like a lot, however they’re a bit crunchy on the surface, and within the case of eggs from large ants, they “explode” if you chew down on them and launch their creamy liquid inside. Together with tart raspberries, this was fairly the expertise.

Would I eat it once more? It’s not one thing I’d have regularly, but it surely was fascinating sufficient for me to complete the complete dish!

I’m glad I attempted this one after I did, as a result of I’m unsure the right way to get my arms on crocodile components again house

Crocodile meat curry in Cambodia bizarre food

Do people eat crocodiles?

There are many fascinating meals to pattern strolling the streets of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Multiple native child approached us with a tray of bugs and bugs, theoretically for consuming!

Nevertheless, probably the most fascinating dish I had the pleasure of attempting in Cambodia was crocodile amok. Amok is arguably Cambodia’s most well-known dish. I’m oversimplifying the dish by calling it a curry, however in some respects it’s basically a steamed banana leaf curry. Cambodia was one of many few international locations I’ve visited of which I didn’t know what to anticipate, cuisine-wise. If it did have an iconic nationwide dish, although, that’d be amok!

What does crocodile meat style like?

I knew I wished to strive amok, so after I noticed a crocodile meat amok on supply at a restaurant in Siem Reap, there was no time like the current! I’m not going to lie, the prettiest a part of the dish was most likely the white rice, but it surely was truly tremendous tasty. Amok actually resembles a soupy, creamy curry dish served in a banana leaf. I used to be anticipating it to be spicier, but it surely had the proper quantity of warmth. I’m unsure what I used to be anticipating, however the crocodile meat jogged my memory quite a lot of rooster! It went superbly with the combined greens.

All in all, I’d completely eat genuine Cambodian crocodile amok once more. Usually I attempt to duplicate dishes from my travels… however I’m glad I attempted this one after I did, as a result of I’m unsure the right way to get my arms on crocodile amok components again house!

Tasted by Kaisa of Glam Granola Travel | Insta


Take your decide, shut your eyes, and pop the edible insect into your mouth. Share the expertise with a pal and a pleasant chilly Chang in hand to scrub it down with.

Eating Fried Insect Bugs in Thailand market adventurous food

Consuming fried bugs

The fried insects in Thailand are a number of the strangest and most unique meals on the planet.

By the 6-storey buying centre often known as Platinum Mall in Bangkok is a protracted line of distributors promoting piles of those creepy crawly edible bugs, from barbecued scorpions on a follow fried bugs sorted on metal platters. It’d flip your abdomen at first look however they don’t actually style as unhealthy as you assume. You may even be shocked to seek out your self having fun with this bizarre dish. It’s actually one thing I’d have once more.

How do bugs style?

And, if I’d do it once more, I will surely begin with crickets often known as Jing Reed in Thai. Crunchy and flavored with lemon balm leaves, you may be led to consider that you’re consuming a plate of combined nuts which are served in Thai bars in case you have them together with your eyes closed. Subsequent on the road up are the grasshoppers which truly style like crunchy prawns, which you’ll be able to have by prying the legs off earlier than popping them into your mouth. Should you benefit from the style of bamboo stalks, maybe a chew of the crispy, bamboo-eating worms often known as Rot Duan, can be up your alley.

Take your decide, shut your eyes, and pop it into your mouth. Don’t overlook to smile. Share the expertise with a pal and a pleasant chilly Chang in hand to scrub it down with.

Tasted by Karolina Klesta of LazyTravelBlog | Insta


They break the coconut however the worms are a delicacy to the Vietnamese, who eat them in quite a lot of methods

Eating Coconut silk worms in cup vietnam weird exotic food

For us, one of many highlights of adventuring to international lands is experiencing unusual meals and the weird merchandise you wouldn’t discover at house. In Vietnam you’re completely spoiled for selection. And that is even in supermarkets, go to one of many native avenue markets and issues get much more excessive.

One of many issues that basically caught our eye was the primary time we noticed packaged coconut worms within the chilled part of a grocery store in Hanoi. A pack of them wrapped in clingfilm, proper subsequent to common meats, and for an inexpensive value.

What does coconut worm style like?

Should you’ve not seen coconut worms earlier than they’re a type of beetle larvae which appear like big maggots. Beetles lay their eggs inside coconuts and the larvae develop inside. They break the coconut however the worms are a delicacy to the Vietnamese who eat them in quite a lot of methods. It’s gaining popularity with vacationers and generally they’re fried, generally fermented in a stew and generally eaten uncooked.

We’re vegan in order that they weren’t interesting to us however in Southern Vietnam they’re extremely wanted because it’s believed they improve males’s sexual talents!

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My abdomen revolted. I noticed the severed head mendacity on the roof terrace smeared in spiced marinade

eating shuwa ox head oman weird food

We’ve tried a lot of unusual meals on our travels – from fermented mare’s milk in Kazakhstan to snake, tarantula and scorpion within the Far East. Most of them have been simply bizarre meals, however probably not tasty. Till we tried an ox head in Oman – Yucky to have a look at, however all the identical, one of the scrumptious meals now we have ever eaten.

Conventional gradual cooked meat

I used to be invited by a journalist to {photograph} the preparation of shuwa for her newspaper article. Shuwa is a conventional method of getting ready meat in Oman by placing it in a communal hearth pit, the place it slow-cooks for 2 days.

After we arrived within the village of Misfat Al Abryeen, our hosts had simply killed their steer and have been butchering it with axes and saws within the staircase of their home. They informed us that they might freeze many of the meat and we’d eat the top. Once I noticed the severed head mendacity on the roof terrace, smeared in spiced marinade with an orange in its mouth, my abdomen revolted.

Okay to {photograph}, I assumed, However for certain I’m not going to eat that! The pinnacle was then wrapped in banana leaves and coated with an previous sack and dropped to the pit with different luggage of meat belonging to different households. There was one massive communal pit for the entire village.

All of the households went house to have fun the Eid, and we returned to Muscat with guarantees that we are going to be again after two days to take extra pictures and check out the meals. We did come again, be part of within the drumming, and watch the present of digging for meals.  It was nice enjoyable – think about all of the younger males from the village of their white robes digging in a sizzling soiled pit to take a sack of meat. Our hosts discovered their very own sack and we adopted them again to their home to benefit from the Eid feast.

What does ox head style like?

As soon as the ox head was unwrapped, we noticed the cranium with the tender meat peeling from it. We acquired our parts, and it was scrumptious. My youngsters have been coming again each 5 minutes for extra. Me too. Generally – although not usually, the most unique meals are the tastiest!

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Freshly caught rat is a extremely coveted menu merchandise in components of Northeast India

Roasted rats in India strange food around the world

Do folks eat rats?

Travelling has launched me to numerous fascinating folks, locations and maybe some unusual and unique meals. One such meals that I had in Basar in Arunachal Pradesh is rat roast. Freshly caught rat is the extremely coveted menus in a number of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India and different components of northeast India.

I had visited Basar in the course of the Basar Confluence, a competition celebrating the life and tradition of the Galo tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The competition additionally noticed the gathering of a number of cuisines of the state together with pork, beef, silkworms, and rats! Properly, having tasted the remaining earlier than, I couldn’t resist a style of rat roast.

What does rat meat style like?

The style is like that of rooster, however with a rubbery really feel. Rats are eaten extensively in these components of the world. It’s even thought-about a delicacy, cooked in the course of the time of festivals and household gatherings.

The meat is commonly boiled in water with salt and chilli and leafy greens and ginger added as a garnish. Generally the recent meat is roasted and smoke-dried and preserved for later use. The one which I had was recent rat roasted over a substantial time. Will I eat it once more? Properly, no. Tasting it as soon as is okay. I don’t assume I’d make myself eat rats one other time.

Tasted by Amrita of Expertise Northeast India | Insta


It’s fairly confronting and was arduous to disregard the enormous camel heads hanging on hooks above meat stalls

Eating camel burger meat morocco strange food

Fez, the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities, looks like it’s frozen in time. The older walled a part of the town, Fes El-Bali, is a medieval medina acknowledged as an essential African landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Web site. The medina is without doubt one of the world’s largest city car-free zones.

Right here, donkeys, pedestrians and the occasional motor bike transfer via the slender streets. Navigating the medina is an journey by itself. Many vacationers get misplaced within the labyrinthine streets, which is why we opted for hiring a neighborhood information.

Consuming camel meat

When strolling via the markets, it was arduous to disregard the enormous camel heads hanging on hooks above meat stalls. Displaying the top of the meat you’re promoting appears to be widespread follow in Morocco. It’s fairly confronting, however a minimum of the meat is recent. Our information observed our pursuits and instructed we strive a “well-known camel burger”.

Camel meat is costlier than its counterparts beef and lamb and it’s thought-about a greater meat. We have been taken although slender streets and directed to take a seat in a small, windowless room with only one desk. Our information assured us that this place had “probably the most conventional burgers.” However cling on, aren’t burgers American? It was higher to not ask.

What does camel style like?

Our conventional Moroccan burgers have been served in a thick pocket type bread with onions, shaved spiced carrots topped with extra scrumptious Moroccan spices. To be sincere, it tasted largely like beef and was a bit chewy. The following time I get near a camel I’ll be using on it’s again alongside a seaside at sundown.

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For the courageous, they will also be eaten uncooked and raw!

Eating mopane worms plate south Africa weird foods

The place to seek out mopane worms

We tried Mopane worms at Lesedi Cultural Village in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mopane caterpillars are a South African dish that are excessive in protein. I first heard about this dish in Trevor Noah’s autobiography when he talked about that his household have been in lowered circumstances and needed to eat mopane worms for a time whereas his mom received again on their ft.

They could not look nice however they’re low cost supply of protein as a result of mopane are nearly 60% protein and plenty of iron and calcium. For a lot of Southern African folks, mopane worms are an affordable and straightforward type of protein. So when the information at Lesedi Cultural Village supplied up the possibility to strive mopane worms, I took the chance.

What do mopane worms style like?

They tasted very salty and crunchy – like that they had been grilled till they have been charcoal. I can’t say it was disagreeable. They are often served as a dried or fried delicacy, or added to stews. For the courageous, they will also be eaten uncooked and raw!

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One phrase: durian. It might probably spark disgust or delight

Eating Durian SE Asia market weird food

It’s known as the king of fruits, and consuming it’s a factor in southeast Asia. My first expertise tasting durian got here in 2005 when, on the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I ordered the “durian pancakes.” Suffice it to say, there was loads of meals left on my plate that day. I might barely stand the scent/style onslaught.

Quick ahead a dozen years, and I used to be lucky to be again in Kuala Lumpur. This time, I had my younger household in tow, and we sought out the Durian Durian kiosk at KLCC. Buying a 2-pack of durian crepes, we took them again to our lodge room for a style check (oops, that may have been a no-no… durian is commonly forbidden inside motels and public transportation). All of us took turns snacking on the crepes. My husband (who had by no means tasted durian earlier than however has eaten some loopy stuff around the globe) had the toughest time with it. Our daughters and I had a way more nice expertise.

What does durian style like?

It’s arduous to explain what durian tastes like; pungent is the one phrase that involves thoughts. I’ve to concede that these durian crepes make the fruit fairly palatable although. Contained in the crepe, moreover the durian fruit, there’s a layer of one thing like sweetened whipped cream. Some could take into account this dishonest, however I name it success! I’d positively eat durian on this candy crepe type once more.

Professional Tip: Even with the sweetness, watch out for burps in a while. You may be tasting durian for some time!

Tasted by Nicolette Kay of Semi-Budget Travel | Insta


I had the toughest time with the little grasshopper legs getting caught in my tooth

Chapulines Grasshoppers Pre-hispanic food Mexico city insect food

Mexican meals tradition

All of us love tacos and chilaquiles, however Mexican delicacies additionally options loads of bizarre and weird issues to strive if the place to look. When on a market tour in Mexico City, your information will inevitably convey you to the stands promoting pre-Hispanic meals. Should you’re adventurous, you’ll be in heaven.

The most well-liked (and unusual) pre-Hispanic meals in Mexico Metropolis is chapulines, or Mexican grasshoppers. The little bugs are seasoned and closely salted and bought by the gram (should you like them, decide up 100 grams for a go-to snack). There are additionally scorpions and tiny lobsters (harking back to crawdad’s should you’re from the American south). Should you’re daring sufficient to strive a scorpion, order it with a shot of mezcal to assist it go down (chilli powder additionally by no means hurts).

It’s additionally doable to eat a whole taco of chapulines. The corn tortilla is roofed in refried beans, avocado and a beneficiant serving of Mexican grasshopper. Chase it down with a fruity agua fresca.

What do chapulines style like?

The flavour of chapulines is definitely actually good. Nevertheless, I don’t assume I’d strive it once more if offered the possibility. What I had the toughest time with have been the little Mexican grasshopper legs getting caught in my tooth. Fairly than style, it was a problem of texture and a psychological problem I had a tough time surpassing. It’s important to strive chapulines for your self. Adventurous or choosy eaters alike should strive the pre-Hispanic meals when in Mexico Metropolis!

Tasted by Erin Mushaway of Sol Salute | Insta


I’ve not skilled something like bitter swallows, however I firmly consider as soon as is greater than sufficient!

Eating Sour swallows Laos unusual food

One of the unique foods of Laos must be pickled swallows, or nok ann toong, in Lao language.

A speciality of Xieng Khouang Province, situated within the little-visited north-east of Laos, bitter swallows are a seasonal delicacy of the area. With its comparatively excessive altitude and funky local weather, Xieng Khouang Province is house to many distinct meals gadgets not present in different components of Laos.

Yearly in August and September migratory swallows make the lengthy journey from Russia to Xieng Khouang, Laos with a view to escape the freezing winter temperatures. The small birds are trapped utilizing massive nets after which positioned in big jars to bear a fermentation course of. The fermented birds are then fried and eaten complete (minus the feathers), or slowly cooked in a watery stew.

Nok ann toong is normally solely accessible in the course of the latter a part of the 12 months and may solely be discovered on the market at recent markets in and round Phonsavan, the capital of Xieng Khouang Province.

What does swallow style like?

The a lot sought-after delicacy has an especially pungent, overpowering bitter style. And if the style doesn’t get to you – the feel will! You’ll want a abdomen of metal to get via the crunchy little bits of bone and beak. I’ve not skilled something like Xieng Khouang’s well-known bitter swallows, however I firmly consider as soon as is greater than sufficient!

Tasted by Marie Moncrieff of A Life With out Borders | Insta


In fact, I needed to strive it. You eat sizzling vit lon with some lime, salt, pepper and an natural inexperienced leaf.

fertilised duck egg hot vit lon weird strange food vietnam

There I’m in Hanoi, Vietnam. I’m strolling round with my meals tour information, having fun with the native dishes when my tour information begins speaking to me in regards to the meals we’ve had. Now, I usually by no means draw back from a brand new alternative, so she takes an curiosity in how simply I’ve tailored to the “unique” meals now we have had to date. I informed her that the weirdest meals I’ve tried earlier than was balut egg and he or she stops me, “nicely, now now we have to strive sizzling vit lon!”

What is the distinction between balut and sizzling vin lon

Now, should you don’t know what balut is, let me indulge you. Balut is a creating hen embryo or half-hatched duck egg, usually boiled and eaten from the shell as a snack meals within the Philippines.

The one distinction between sizzling vit lon and balut is the timing that you’ll eat it because it’s hatching. Scorching vit lon is eaten round 15 to 17 days whereas balut egg is eaten at 20+ days.

What does fertilized duck egg style like?

My advice is to attempt to eat sizzling vin lon in a single go. My rapid response was a gag reflex, to be sincere. It’s arduous to eat the egg with out figuring out what’s within it. That mentioned, the egg itself is superb. Should you just like the style of egg yolks, sizzling vit lon is principally that occasions two. Would I’ve it once more? I most positively would. Do I like to recommend anybody else to strive it? Completely.

Tasted by Trish of Keeping It Curious | Insta


Now whereas I don’t thoughts consuming a little bit of rodent, I didn’t need to actually eat shit

Eating Mexican Jungle Rat Playa del Carmen Mexico odd taboo food

As I write about meals around the globe, I’ve eaten some issues that most individuals would flip away. However except an animal is endangered or its unethical I received’t eat it. So that you received’t catch me consuming turtle eggs, however I’ve eaten balut within the Philippines, crickets in Mexico and guinea pig in Ecuador.

A pal of mine is a instructor at a Mayan village within the Riviera Maya area of Mexico. I used to be residing close by writing in regards to the best Playa del Carmen restaurants. He requested if I wished to come back see the village because it’s an actual Mayan village not one made for tourism.

The primary time I visited a number of of his college students supplied to indicate me their properties, that are massive properties with one central room and a thatched roof. The second time that they had a shock for me, they have been making a conventional Mayan meal with scrumptious huevos con chaya (eggs with Mayan spinach), a corn based mostly drink they usually have been cooking meat beneath the bottom.

They informed me even Anthony Bourdain most likely hadn’t eat this! And he most likely hadn’t. They known as it Tussa and my pal translated it to Mexican jungle rat.

I’ve eaten cuy in Ecuador so I wasn’t solely afraid to strive it. Particularly as the interpretation is a bit off, it’s not a lot a rat however as an alternative a rodent that lives within the Mexican jungle. It’s a really conventional dish to eat by itself or in a tamale.

Nevertheless, what I didn’t know is that it’s widespread to cook dinner it with its feces in it. Now whereas I don’t thoughts consuming a little bit of rodent, I didn’t need to actually eat shit. However my hosts have been so excited for me to strive it I didn’t let anybody know that I wasn’t certain about this. As a substitute I informed my pal that I’d eat it however PLEASE don’t give me a bit with shit on it.

What does Mexican rat style like?

He gave me some to strive, with none feces so I used to be thrilled to strive it and informed my hosts it was scrumptious. The reality is that it didn’t style excellent all of it. It wasn’t their fault. It was cooked completely tender however I assume I don’t have a style for jungle rats in Mexico. It tasted like a extremely previous rabbit and I’d not strive it once more. Truly I’d if somebody supplied it to me. I might by no means be so impolite to refuse.

Tasted by Ayngelina Brogan of Bacon is Magic | Insta


The abdomen lining itself was very chewy and had a slightly robust style, but it surely was not unpalatable.

Mondongo Tripe Soup Nicaragua disgusting food

What’s tripe?

Mondongo in English is Tripe, which in case you didn’t know is the edible lining from the stomachs of assorted livestock, like cattle and sheep. In Nicaragua a particular delicacy is Sopa de Mondongo – actually tripe soup.

This soup is fashionable in lots of areas previously colonised by the Spanish, together with Latin America, the Caribbean and the Philippines. Every space has completely different variations to its Mondongo Tripe soup, however all of them embrace the principal ingredient of cow’s abdomen lining. One other different is the liner of the cow’s udder. Some international locations additionally use rooster or pig abdomen lining.

I’ve tried Mondongo soup a number of occasions in Nicaragua, as it’s thought-about a extremely particular dish.  Would I do it once more? Certain! My associates have taken me to the village of Masatepe which is thought nationwide for its beautiful Nicaraguan delicacies.  Masatepe is situated within the Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) round Masaya and we made it a day journey from Granada, visiting quite a lot of artisans in these completely different villages.

What does Sopa de Mondongo tripe style like?

Mondongo soup had a pleasing style, not in contrast to typical vegetable and meat broths discovered throughout Latin America. Along with the furry (!) look of the abdomen lining it had ripe banana (platano), cassava, carrots and a spread of different tasty greens. The abdomen lining itself was very chewy and had a slightly robust style, but it surely was not unpalatable.

Tasted by Ariana from World of Travels with Kids | Insta


Some folks discover it bizarre, however escargots are a typical meals in France

Eating gourmet snails Paris strange food

Though some folks discover it bizarre, escargots (snails in French) are a fashionable meals in France. Escargots are low in fats, excessive in water and proteins plus they style good. Truly, mankind is consuming snails for the reason that prehistoric occasions!

Escargots is a typical dish within the area of Burgundy, however different locations in France had no drawback to undertake it. Certainly, if you’re trying what to eat in Paris, escargots ought to be in your bucket checklist.

What do snails style like?

Escargots are fluffy they usually are likely to style like no matter they’re cooked in, which is normally butter, garlic, and parsley. Normally, escargots include two particular instruments to eat them: snail tongs, and a snail fork. Due to this fact, it is very important be acquainted with these instruments earlier than consuming snails, you don’t need to make them fly in the midst of a dinner!

The place to eat escargots in Paris?

Yow will discover escargots in eating places or Parisian bistros, however they don’t seem to be a menu staple. If you wish to make sure to eat escargots, we advocate locations like L’Escargot, at 38 rue Montorgueil (Paris 2) which are well-known for his or her escargots. You can not miss this place, there’s a big golden snail on the highest of its roof!

Tasted by Elisa from World in Paris | Facebook


Brazillian Tacacá: a mouth-numbing delicacy. We left the restaurant unable to really feel our mouths.

Tacacá Soup in Brasil Weird taboo food world

Amazon rainforest meals

We found probably the most ridiculous meal while on our travels via Brazil. While in Rio de Janeiro, after talking a neighborhood information, we have been informed to go to a conventional Amazonian restaurant known as Tacaca Do Norte. Right here we have been informed we might discover some genuine Amazonian meals that might blow our socks off. We weren’t disenchanted.

Not solely did we eat what we expect is the very best Acai in the entire of Brazil, however we left the restaurant unable to really feel our mouths. The perpetrator of this situation was a dish known as Tacacá. It’s a spicy soup with dried shrimp, peppers and leaves from the jambu plant. It’s these leaves that trigger the numbing sensation.

What does Brazilian Tacacá soup style like?

Should you really need the complete impact of the numbing, it’s best to chew the leaves for a couple of minutes. The feeling seems like one thing now we have skilled on the dentist and is totally uncommon. I used to be fairly weirded out by the feeling, however Candi actually loved it. Each of us would strive it once more although if given the chance.

Visiting Taca Do Norte is certainly a should if you write your checklist of things to do in Rio.

Tasted by Ollie and the Captain | Insta


Fancy some rooster for dessert?

Tavuk Gögsü chicken breast pudding

When most individuals consider Turkish desserts they consider Turkish delight or syrup-infused baklava, however Turkey is house to a number of the greatest meals and extensive number of ordinary desserts.

My favourite was Tavuk Gögsü, a stiff, milky pudding that’s constituted of milk, shredded rooster breast, and rice. The dessert dates again to the Ottoman occasions and is without doubt one of the greatest Turkish desserts I’ve ever had!

Making the desert is meticulous and time-consuming. First, rooster breast is boiled, left to chill off then all of the liquid is squeezed out. The meat is then shredded and added to a dissolved butter, sugar, vanilla, and floor rice combination. The entire combine is then positioned in trays and refrigerated earlier than being formed into small flat rolls, much like blancmange.

What does Tavuk Gögsü rooster dessert style like?

The ultimate end result has a candy, creamy, and barely sticky texture and is served with cinnamon. Should you love milky desserts, you’re certain to like its counterpart known as Kazandibi which is made like Tavuk göğsü however the outer layer is caramelized.

Tasted by Lerato Bambo of My Life from a Bag | Insta


When you recover from the truth that you’re consuming bugs, there is no such thing as a psychological barrier stopping you. You may benefit from the meals freely!

Tasting Tarantulas Siem Riep adventurous food

After we first arrived in Siem Reap, one of many first issues we wished to do was to strive the bugs. We had heard about consuming crickets and tarantulas, scorpions and worms. Principally, a cornucopia of 6-8 legged critters to devour to our hearts’ content material!

Bugs as meals

It could look like a bizarre meals to have on our bucket checklist, however there are some things to remember, particularly should you’re foodies and eco-travelers like us. Consuming bugs is an easy approach to cut back our carbon footprint – taking much less water and assets to provide. Famend cooks like Alex Atala in Brazil now serve bugs on their menus. Two billion folks a day eat bugs in locations like Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Usually, they’re even thought-about delicacies in these locations. One-quarter of the world’s inhabitants can’t be that unsuitable with regards to consuming these critters! So we knew we needed to strive them!

We set out and located a “bug woman”, because of one of many native bar homeowners round Pub Road in Siem Reap. She picks her bugs every day, and when she doesn’t have any recent inventory, she’s not round. In contrast to most of the bug distributors who promote previous bugs from days earlier than, she has integrity!

Our favourite dish she supplied was her tarantulas. She grilled them flippantly to present them a bit crunch. She all the time picked those that had an additional massive stomach, as a result of they’re the tastiest.

What does fried tarantula style like?

Though the feel of the crunchy, bushy legs between our tooth was a bit odd, the physique of the tarantula was fairly satisfying. It was nearly like BBQ rooster, a crispy outdoors, with a young inside. We cherished each chew of her bugs, a lot that we went for seconds a number of days later… and we introduced associates.

When you recover from the truth that you’re consuming bugs, there is no such thing as a psychological barrier stopping you. You may benefit from the meals freely! These bugs are scrumptious, nutritious, eco-friendly and a good way to help a neighborhood businesswoman!

Tasted by Carine & Derek from We did it our way | Insta


Fish eyeballs are a delicacy in lots of components of Japan and East Asia.

EATING Tuna Eyeballs Japan unusual strange food world

Are fish eyes edible

Tuna eyeballs are served in lots of components of Japan and East Asia. One would assume that fish eyeballs is an historical dish, however truly it got here onto the scene in 90s solely.

Whereas in Tokyo I used to be on this grocery retailer, searching for one thing to eat after which I discovered one thing that I couldn’t look again from and it was Tuna Eyeballs, wrapped in plastic. It was round 250 yen and so I assumed I’d give it a strive. It was flippantly steamed so I took it house and fried and to my amaze, it was simply wow!

After loving it, I once more tried it at a restaurant, with soy sauce and rice wine cake. I’m certain you’ll be a bit sceptical to strive it, however when you recover from it you will see it mouth-watering and need to strive once more.

What do fish eyes style like?

The flavour is much like that of a boiled egg with seasoning. I’ve additionally heard from the waiter of the restaurant that it’s good on your well being as a result of omega fatty acids. It’s mentioned to extend your cognitive potential too.

Tasted by Shalini Garnaik of Eager2travel | Insta


Right here I found a group of deep fried sheep penis, roasted centipedes and scorpions wriggling on a stick

Eating Exotic chinese street food in China

Asia is stuffed with unique meals that will appear unusual to some however completely acceptable to others. China particularly is a feast of oddball edibles. A few of these embrace fish skins, snake hearts, duck heads, and deep fried spiders.

Why does China have such unusual meals? Some speculate that on account of China’s historical past of famines when folks ate something they may, some meals remained on the menu when the tough occasions handed. Others consider the gross meals are there simply to amuse the vacationers.

Chinese language avenue meals

The weirdest meals I’ve encountered in China I discovered in Beijing on Wangfujing Road. Right here I found a group of deep fried sheep penis, roasted centipedes and scorpions wriggling on a stick.

This scorpion shish kebab isn’t a Chinese language delicacy in line with any Chinese language particular person I requested. However the vacationers collect across the scorpions  capturing pictures with delight. That’s what the encompassing distributors like, a lot of vacationers milling about close to their shops and hopefully shopping for one thing.

Tasted by Talek Nantes of Travels with Talek | Insta


Mind curry has a gooey texture and has a bit bizarre style if you’re having it for the primary time.

eatin Brain strange unusual odd disgusting food around the world

Do folks eat mind?

Mind curry is without doubt one of the weird meals you possibly can have in several components of India.

The spices range from area to area however its largely a stir-fried dry dish and served with some gravy dish or dal. I had one of many yummiest mind curries in Kochi in Kerala. There it’s made by stir-frying uncooked mind in onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste, cumin, and black pepper. It’s simple to cook dinner and will get prepared very quick.

Mind curry has a gooey texture and a barely bizarre style should you’re having it for the primary time. It actually is an acquired style. In most components of India, it’s thought-about a delicacy and the very best a part of the goat to eat.

What does mind style like?

Mind curry tastes identical to soft-cooked eggs, creamy in texture that melts within the mouth. Mind curry is usually fats and excessive in ldl cholesterol, however on the similar time, it’s wealthy in omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, iron, and protein. It’s thought-about good for reinforcing mind cells.

It’s suitable for eating identical to another organ of goat or lamb though it ought to be consumed moderately. It tastes greatest if mind meat is recent reduce as an alternative of frozen. I counsel that everybody ought to strive it a minimum of as soon as to grasp its style.

Tasted by Sapna Kapoor of My Easy Sojourn | Insta


If you may get previous the scent, the style of the silkworms isn’t too horrible.

Eating Beondegi Silkworms in South Korea strange food

One of many strangest meals now we have ever tried throughout our travels must be Beondegi, or grilled silkworms in South Korea.

Beondegi is a well-known dish in South Korea and is commonly served as a avenue meals or at festivals. You’ll know when Beondegi is close to because the scent is one thing that may’t be described however very distinct. The Korean silkworms are grilled up in a giant wok and served in a cup with a toothpick. They’re additionally very often served as a “pre-appetizer” to your meal- and are delivered to your desk with out even asking.

What do Korean silkworms style like?

If you may get previous the scent, the style of the silkworms isn’t too horrible. They’ve an earthy style together with a gritty texture, making for an fascinating palate expertise. If I had the possibility to eat Beondegi once more I’d most likely need to go, I didn’t discover the style horrible, but it surely additionally wasn’t one thing I must eat over and over. Though, if you’re ever in South Korea — it’s positively price a strive!

Tasted by Jessica from Unearth the Voyage | Insta


flying foxes are a delicacy for the folks of Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Flying Fox Dish plate Vanuatu

Are you able to eat bats?

In Australia, they’ve a loud and clear message about not touching bats – or flying foxes to be extra actual – due to the danger of contracting the Australian Bat Lyssavirus an infection. So I used to be shocked when folks from the neighbour international locations Vanuatu and New Caledonia informed us flying foxes are a delicacy for them. At nightfall, you possibly can see many locals on the aspect of the street with a slingshot to hunt flying foxes.

They don’t actually serve it to vacationers however L’Houstalet, a restaurant in Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital, had it on its menu.

What does bat meat style like?

Some say it tastes like rooster; some say it has a really robust flavour like recreation meat. With all of the sauce within the civet, I didn’t discover the style of the bat robust. Additionally, I don’t assume we had the appropriate approach for consuming it as the numerous small bones have been fairly annoying.

If I eat it once more, I’d wish to have it cooked because the locals do to style the meat higher.

Flying foxes are essential for the ecosystem as they pollinate many crops and disperse seeds. Many species are threatened so if you wish to eat a flying fox, ask if it’s the Pacific flying fox as this one is widespread and never at risk.

[Editor’s note] I don’t learn about you, however I’m not about to danger placing bat meat anyplace close to my mouth. What with the lethal novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), believed to have originated in bats, spreading like wildfire in China and around the globe. This zoonotic virus, advanced from animals particularly bats in a Chinese language moist market in Wuhan the place the outbreak is believed to have begun, and is unfold to others by having shut contact.

Tasted by Eloise from My favorite Escapes | Insta



One of many strangest meals I had was the taco with the blue corn tortilla shell in Mexico

eating Blue Purple Tacos Mexico food weird

The origin of tacos

Everyone knows and love tacos, the Mexican staple that’s eaten all through the world. It’s normally our entry dish into the world of Mexican meals that dates again all the best way to the Mesoamerican civilizations. It’s mentioned that Mayan ladies used to position meals in tortillas, in order that their husbands had one thing to hold their important course in when working the fields. And so the taco was born!

When visiting one of many Taquerias (eating places that completely serve tacos) in Mexico Metropolis, you’ll discover that they arrive in a wide range of colours, not simply the yellowish white selection we’re used to. Should you journey to Mexico, you’ll quickly discover out that corn is all over the place. The truth is, there are 59 endemic kinds of corn within the nation thus far. Which means corn, and the merchandise constituted of corn, are available a rainbow of colours like crimson and purple. So, very similar to a flight of beer, you possibly can pattern every kind of tacos the place the distinction isn’t solely within the filling, but additionally within the tortilla shells.

What do blue corn tacos style like?

One of many strangest foods in Mexico I had was the taco with the blue corn tortilla shell. That is isn’t actually due to the style, it has a really slight distinction and is a bit stronger, however slightly the colour. Whereas it will not be the craziest meals in comparison with the others on this checklist, it certain is without doubt one of the most memorable.

There’s truly a pattern in Mexico that favors this sort of taco over the opposite extra plain varieties and also you’ll see some very hipster-ish locals chowing down on these treats. So order 3 tacos at a time if you’re subsequent in Mexico Metropolis and you’ll pattern every taste to see should you can style the distinction.

Tasted by Mar Pages from As soon as in a Lifetime Journey | Insta


Ròm Bèrdè is made with a mixture of components and spices from a secret recipe

Green Rum Ròm Bèrdè Curacao weird drink

Though the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is known for its sapphire-blue and orange Curacao liqueur made with the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit, it has one other, much less well-known drink price in search of out.

This uncommon drink is Ròm Bèrdè (inexperienced rum), a potent Caribbean rum blended with native herbs and spices. Should you’re interested by precisely which spices and components are in it, you’ll simply need to set your reservations apart as a result of Ròm Bèrdè is made in line with a secret recipe.

What does Ròm Bèrdè inexperienced rum style like?

Tinted shiny inexperienced and with a slight anise flavour, the distilled spirit was initially invented within the Fifties by Ernesto “Netto” Koster, the proprietor of Netto’s Bar a neighbourhood hangout, that’s nonetheless off-the-beaten-path for many vacationers.

You may take pleasure in a style of Ròm Bèrdè  throughout a guided strolling tour of Willemstad, top-of-the-line free things to do in Curacao or on the authentic Netto’s Bar, the place the inexperienced rum is served straight as a shot, on the rocks or combined with coconut water. 

Tasted by Michele Peterson of A Style for Journey | Insta


It was like I’d simply eaten a porcupine! All of the sudden I had these tiny spikes protruding of my tongue, and the within of my cheeks

Pequi fruit plate brasil strange weird food

Brazil has so many fruits that you simply’ve most likely by no means seen earlier than. Tasting them is normally quite a lot of enjoyable, however there was one known as pequi that caught me without warning.

A pequi is a yellowish orange fruit, in regards to the measurement of an unshelled walnut, however extra oval in form. It’s all the time eaten cooked, not uncooked, and it’s normally added to savory slightly than candy dishes. Once I tasted it, although, it was served by itself, as a part of a bus cease buffet with a wide range of different dishes someplace within the inside of Brazil.

I wasn’t certain what it was, and since I’m vegan I requested the lady working by behind the counter whether or not it was of plant or animal origin. She assured me that it was certainly a plant, and a really tasty one.

What does pequi style like?

What she failed to say, nonetheless, was that there are dozens of sharp spines protruding of the pit in the midst of the fruit. I came upon later that you simply’re supposed to softly scrape off the outer layers of the fruit together with your tooth, being cautious to not contact the spines. However, I bit proper into it and even sucked on the pit, and out of the blue I had these tiny spikes protruding of my tongue, the within of my cheeks, and the roof of my mouth. It was like I’d simply eaten a porcupine! The remainder of that bus trip was fairly depressing, and it took me a few days to pluck out all of the spines with tweezers.

Pequi are generally bought canned and sliced, with the spines eliminated, in grocery shops in São Paulo and different massive cities. That is most likely a secure approach to strive them should you’re curious, however I’m by no means touching one once more!

Tasted by Wendy Werneth of The Nomadic Vegan | Insta


And that’s it for the strangest meals around the globe. 

Should you’ve mentioned “eeew” or “hey no” a minimum of as soon as, and opened your thoughts to experiencing new cultures and unique meals our work right here is completed. Attending to know the way different folks dwell by attempting completely different meals is without doubt one of the important benefits of touring the world. 

Should you’ve made it to the tip, I applaud you —  I applaud your curiosity, and your robust abdomen.

Please take a fast second to share this with probably the most adventurous foodie .

Till the subsequent time I resolve to gross you out…

Comfortable consuming,

Rai x