The strangest meals of the world
The dishes are a delicacy in some parts of the world, others may be considered tasteless or disgusting and inedible and even poisonous.
See 14 of the most exotic dishes in the local cuisine of different countries are considered delicacies.
1. KAFU marzu is a traditional cheese from Sardinia also known as “maggoty cheese”. And all because he was filled with the larvae of the cheese fly and left outdoors. The larvae speed up the composting process and makes the cheese very soft. When Katsu Marco reaches the desired maturity, it is cut and spread on flat bread “pane carasau” served with fortified red wine.
This need is cheese with live maggots, though of course not everyone will go to it. But if daredevil still dare to take this step, he should be careful, because the larvae jump to a height of 15 centimeters. If the larvae in the dead cheese means that cheese is stale.
2. Balut or balut also known as “egg with legs” is a delicacy in Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines. Fertilized duck egg out in the sun to speed up the process of embryo development. After a few days or weeks — depending on the country where the foetus is fully formed, the egg is boiled a short time. Balut is eaten with a spoon right from the shell and eaten completely with bones and straight beak . This dish is considered an aphrodisiac.
3. Kopi Luwak is coffee which grows in Southeast Asia and is known for its original way of handling. Coffee beans extracted from the feces of the animals of the civet family — civets that eat the ripe fruit of the coffee tree, but do not digest grains themselves. Passing through the digestive tract grains lose their bitterness and acquires new coffee soft flavor. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. Kilogram costs about one thousand euros. And this is due to the limitations of its production: only 300 to 400 kilograms per year.
4. Haggis (haggis) — the Scottish national delicacy food. Is a sheep’s stomach stuffed with sheep’s pluck — heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal (oat flour) and seasoned with onions and spices. The dish is about 3 hours and served with boiled potatoes and turnips.
5. Fugu — the poisonous fish, which in Japan is considered a delicacy, although every year this dish is the last one for about three hundred people. Chefs preparing fugu are trained and licensed. Many of them know how to cook fish so that it retains the minimum number of poison — tetrodotoxin — which only causes tingling and numbness of the tongue and lips.
In cases of poisoning by poison puffer fish paralyzes man, but he is fully conscious and understands what is happening. Most often death comes from suffocation. There have been reports of cases where a paralyzed man recognized the dead, but he woke up after 3 days just before the cremation. And now in some regions of Japan has died from poisoning in fish-fugu put around the tomb for 3 days to ensure his death.
6. Escamoles (escamoles) is a dish of Mexican cuisine from the eggs of giant ants (Liometopum) that live in the leaves and root system of agave. Usually it is served in tacos with guacamole, and it is added to many meals in Mexico. Beginners this dish can cause allergies in the form of red spots on the tongue.
7. Hakarl or hákarl — under this name is known in traditional Icelandic dish of rotten shark meat. The carcass of the shark is gutted and buried in the ground for a period of from 2 to 6 months, then dug up and dried. This dish is sold in small jars or in plastic vacuum packaging. Hakarl is served in small pieces. Anthony Bourdin, known for eating the strangest foods and products in the world, said it was the most disgusting food they’ve ever tasted.
8. A sandwich with sliced calf brain. This delicacy is served in one of the restaurants in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). Brains put inside the bun for hamburgers. In Mexico and El Salvador is a very popular dish with beef brains, which are served with tacos (tacos) and burritos (burritos).
9. This dish has the innocent name of “mountain oysters”, while marine oysters is irrelevant. This is fried balls of a bull or wild boar. Eggs are cleaned, cut into strips and boiled, and then the paneer in flour and fry. Mountain oysters are very popular in the regions the USA and Canada, where they raise cattle.
10. Stuffed camel. Yes, Yes, a camel, and not any part of it. The stuffed camel is a sheep, and twenty chickens. The traditional Bedouin dish is make as a matryoshka doll: camel stuffed with sheep, sheep — chickens, chickens — eggs and rice. According to the Guinness Book of world records this is the biggest dish on the menu worldwide.
11. The bird’s nest soup. This soup is prepared in China from the nests of terns (Salangane). Terns make their nests out of edible algae, which glue fish caviar and their own saliva. So the taste of this dish resembles a fish soup.
There is also another view of this soup prepared from the nests of birds similar to swallows that live in the caves of Malaya and Indochina. Birds build their nests only from the saliva, which contains a lot of phosphorus. This dish is only available to the very wealthy restaurant patrons, since a plate of this soup costs between 500 to 1000 dollars.
12. Sannakji is a Korean dish made of seafood….served alive. A small live octopus cut and pour sesame oil. Not only that, the tentacles writhe on the plate, while eating they are glued to the sky, and if the suction Cup will stick to the esophagus, it can cause choking. So this dish the customer eats at your own risk, bearing full responsibility for all the consequences of extreme meals.
13. Lutefish is a traditional Norwegian dish. It is also called “soap fish”: the pre-wind-dried cod soaked for 2-3 days in a solution of caustic soda. Then the fish changes its texture and becomes gelatinous, acquiring also quite a specific smell.
This dish is served after a short steaming or baked in foil. Lucifix in no case can not eat with silverware, which just simply enter into a chemical reaction with the fish. This dish became the object of much ridicule because according to trying it — it’s not food, and weapons of mass destruction.
14. Iraqi delicacy — Pacha (pacha) — is a boiled sheep’s head with their eyes gouged out and teeth remains, which makes this dish a little appetizing. Pacha usually served with boiled vegetables or lettuce leaves.