5 of the strangest foods from around the world
You should ask yourself how much you really want to know about the eating habits of others.
So, before we dive into our culinary tour of the strangest foods from around the world you should ask yourself how much you really want to know about the eating habits of others.
Strange foods include:
1. Drunken Shrimp
A popular dish in parts of China where the shrimp are eaten alive but stunned in a strong liquor prior to consumption. This recipe is also popular in parts of the United States.
2. Fried Brain Sandwich
These used to be popular in the Central United States until mad cow disease became worse.
But people still eat them, serving fried brain from a cow seems to be a delicacy. Meanwhile, serving brain that is over 30 months old at slaughter is no longer legal in the United States.
3. Sannakji (Live Octopus)
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Like many eastern foods, this one is served raw. Very raw. Just watch as the chef dismembers a small octopus before your eyes and seasons the pieces with sesame oil.
Most times, the tentacles are still moving on the plate as you reach for your chopsticks.
Usually eaten in Scandinavia this delicacy is made from aged stockfish and lye. Yes, lye. The corrosive alkaline substance is also known as caustic soda and is used to soak the fish for several days. After being removed from the lye the fish is so corrosive that it requires almost a week-long bath of cold water just to become edible again.
5. Casu Marzu
Originally from Sardinia, this dish is best described as a sheep milk cheese left to rotten with live insect larvae.
Although the larvae are only about 8mm long they can launch themselves up to 15cm when disturbed.
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