A Tour of the Weirdest Foods of the World

They say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But does it really apply to the food we eat? Well, many people would appreciate it: they believe that one man’s nightmare is another man’s delicacy. From cow’s tongue to fried worms to cooked termite to frog’s legs, the list of weird food is endless. In fact, it is said that winged termite is nutritious, providing good source of proteins and fats.

If you have been indulging lately, and need a reason to diet, read the article and you may just lose your appetite. Here is the list of some of the weirdest and strangest foods around the world:

• Stuffed Camel – The recipe may sound really weird to you, one whole camel which is stuffed with one whole lamb, the lamb is stuffed with the chickens, and 20 whole chickens stuffed with eggs and rice. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this recipe is listed as the largest item on any menu in the world. The sheer amount of food that this dish makes, it deserves a place on the list.

• Balut – The fertilized duck or chicken egg, with half-developed embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell, can be easily considered as one of the weirdest foods in the world. It is very common in Philippines and Cambodia, and can be seen selling by street vendors. It is said that Balut taste like egg and duck, and at times appear extreme bizarre to you.

• Fugu – Fugu, or blowfish, is one of the deadliest sea creatures. It can only be made by some chefs, as they need a special license with two to three years of training to prepare and serve it. According to the studies, the toxins in this fish are far more lethal than cyanide, and cause your mouth to feel numb.

• Casu Marzu – Found in the suburbs of Italy, Casu Marzu is basically a cheese that is home to live insect larvae. These larvae are added for the purpose of promoting fermentation, to the point where cheese’s fats can be broken down. While eating, tiny worms can jump up to a distance of nearly half a foot, therefore, it is preferred to brush off the insects before eating.

• Sannakji – If you are a fainthearted person then this Korean food is not meant for you. In Sannkaji, live baby octopus is sliced up and seasoned with sesame oil. When the dish is served, you can see the tentacles still squirming. While chewing, you have to be very careful, as if not chewed carefully; the tiny cups can suck into your mouth and throat. Yummy, is it not?

• Boiled Assorted Animal parts – In this Taiwanese food, all you need to do is pick ingredients that you want, and put them in a basket. The vendor will then boil the ingredients and give it to you. Ingredients can be anything from duck tongue to chicken intestines to shrimp broths and what not. You can also add mushrooms and noodles if you cannot stomach all the animal parts together. See, they got a variety for you!