May 21, 2012 / Featured articles / 0 comments
I am pretty sure that when yo are planing a trip, besides the sight seeing and touristic attractions you are also interested in types of food you can try there. Be prepared to see some of the weirdest food from around the world.
10. Stuffed Camel
I can tell you that I have never consumed stuffed camel, or witnessed it’s preparation. The recipe for a whole stuffed camel kind of reads like a bad joke, with ingredients that include one whole camel, one whole lamb and 20 whole chickens. Camel is stuffed with a whole lamb, the lamb stuffed with the chickens and the chickens stuffed with eggs and rice. This is one recipe worthy of being included into the Guinness Book of World Records, simply for the gigantic list of ingredients that go into making this Bedouin specialty.
9. Fried -Brain Sandwiches
A fried-brain sandwich is generally a sandwich with sliced calves’ brains on sliced bread. This sandwich is considered a delicacy in many countries and even in the United states. So, enjoy, or be disgusted..
8. Duck in Blood Sauce
Canard à la rouennaise or duck in blood sauce is an antique, spectacular, barbaric and sophisticated recipe you need to see at least once in your life. Basically, the recipe takes a nice roast duck, then places the carcass in a press and crushes the juice out of everything left over. This dish can cost around $1000 a plate.
7. Birds Nest Soup
This dish is known as the ” Caviar of the East”. It’s something in the saliva of the bird that makes it have this unique gelatinous, rubbery texture and it’s one of the most expensive animal products consumed by humans. Just one bowl of the soup costs between $30 and $100 American dollars.
6. Fried Tarantulas
They’re fried whole – legs, fangs and all. These tarantulas are regional delicacy in Cambodia. The taste has been described as bland, soft inside and crispy on the outside. If you suffer from arachnophobia you probably don’t want to try eating these eight legged monsters.
5. Poop Coffee
Kopi Luwak is the rarest, most expensive gourmet coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 a pound. The beans get their special flavor by being eaten and then pooped out by a Luwak (cat) from South-east Asia.
4. Live Baby Octopus
Eating this type of food is a big challenge. Octopus is still alive when you get your plate and they stick to any surface they touch. Live octopi can choke you with their moving tentacles. It’s a real-life kill or be killed situation.
3. Casu Marzu
Casu marzu is a traditional cheese from Sardinia and is made from sheep’s milk. This cheese is also known as maggotcheese because it is made by using the larvae of flies belonging to the family Piophila cheese case. Dinners are expected to keep their hands over the cheese as they place it in their mouth because these larva can jump up to 15 cm -potentially right into dinner’s eyes. It’s now banned for health reasons but can still be available on the black market in Sardinia and Italy.
2. Bull’s Testicles
Bull’s testicles are very popular in Spain and in the United States under the name Rocky Mountain Oysters. They can be prepared in many ways but they are usually served deep-fried.
In Filipino culture Balut is almost as popular as the hot dog in America. Balut is a duck or chicken egg containing embryos from one of these two – perfect boiled and eaten. Most people seem to eat the egg around the fetus and then snack down the baby duckling bones and all. Food is sometimes served with beer.