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20th Dec 2016

9 of the craziest foods around the world

Dylan Varian

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.