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9 of the craziest foods around the world

By Dylan Varian

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Just a quick warning before you go any further, if you have a week stomach - maybe read a different article on our site.

1. Balut

Balut is a developing duck embryo boiled alive and eaten in the shell. It’s eaten in Southeast Asia and is apparently best served with an ice-cold beer.

2. Blood tofu

The tofu is actually just lumps of jelly-like pig’s blood.

3. Brain sandwich

This is exactly what it sounds like. Thankfully however, it's not human - it's that of a calf. But that doesn't really make it any more appetising to be honest.

4. Casu marzu

Rotten cheese that contains live insect larvae. Pop on over to Italy and sample this delicacy.

5. Esacmole

Ant larvae harvested from the roots of agave plants. Said to taste like butter, but i'm not adventerous enough to put that to the test.

6. Escargots à la Bourguignonne

Snails cooked in a sauce of white wine, garlic, butter and parsley. Also said to have a texture like mussels or clams. We may give this one a go next time we're in France.

7. Fried tarantuala

The fried spider is coated in salt, garlic and chili. Allegedly, it tastes like a combination of chicken and cod.

8. Haggis

Involves minced sheep's heart, liver and lungs mixed in with onions, oatmeal, suet and seasoned with salt and spices. It’s cooked in a casing traditionally made of the animal's stomach. Scotland, you're weird.

9. Smalahove

The head of a lamb. That is all. Just. Eww.


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