Monday, November 13, 2017

World's Top 10 Best Places For Unusual And Weird Eating

So, you got bored of your pizza and burgers and want to go for something really unconventional, huh? Guess what! You might resist the temptation, after all, if you’ll go through this list. Or who knows, you might really become an enthusiast of fried cockroaches. We’ll let you decide. In the meanwhile, have a look at the world’s best places you might want to hit if you want to try weird and unusual eating.

1. Rocky Mountain oysters, Montana, USA

Rocky Mountain oysters Calf Testicles
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Rocky Mountain oysters, Beef Testicles
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This is a fancy name for a dish made of bull, calf, pig or sheep testicles. The organs are peeled, coated in flour and spices and then they’re deep-fried. This delicacy is served mainly as an appetizer with a cocktail sauce dip.

2. Chapulines, Oaxaca, Mexico

Chapulines, Oaxaca, Mexico

Chapulines, Oaxaca, Mexico

This is a term used to describe grasshoppers commonly eaten in certain areas of Mexico. They are collected from their hatching in early May through the late summer/early autumn, cleaned and then toasted with garlic, lime juice, and agave worms salt. It sounds pretty inviting, doesn’t it?

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3. Balut, Philippines

Balut, Philippines

Balut, Philippines

This is a developing duck embryo, commonly sold as street food in countries in Southeast Asia, which is boiled and eaten in the shell. They go well with salt, chili, and garlic and they are often served with beer. These eggs are very nutritious and are considered as a restorative food for pregnant or delivering women.

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4. Snake soup, Hong Kong, China

Snake soup, Hong Kong, China

Snake soup, Hong Kong, China

This dish is a popular Cantonese delicacy and health supplement in Hong Kong, which contains the meat of at least two species of snakes as the main ingredients. Snake soup is popular in Chinese culture for its alleged medicinal benefits and the high nutritional value.

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5. Casu marzu, Sardinia, Italy

Casu marzu, Sardinia, Italy

Casu marzu, Sardinia, Italy

Casu marzu, literally “rotten cheese”, is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese derived from Pecorino, notable for containing live insect larvae. These larvae are introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down of the cheese's fats, making it very soft and creamy.

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6. Virgin boy eggs, Dongyang, China

Virgin boy eggs, Dongyang, China

Virgin boy eggs, Dongyang, China

These are a traditional delicacy made by cooking eggs in urine collected from young, prepubertal boys. Urine is collected from school toilets or boys are invited to urinate directly into collection buckets set out by vendors. The eggs are then soaked and boiled in the urine and it takes all the day to prepare the final product. Are you still a fan of unusual and weird eating? If that’s the case, then just scroll down the list even further.

7. Lutefisk, Minnesota, USA

Lutefisk, Minnesota, USA

Lutefisk, Minnesota, USA

Lutefisk is dried fish that has been soaked in a lye solution for several days to rehydrate it. It is rinsed with cold water to remove the lye, then boiled or baked, and then served with butter, salt, and pepper. It is a traditional dish of northern countries such as Norway and Sweden that has also been imported in the USA by the immigrants.

8. Witchetty grubs, Australia

Witchetty grubs, Australia

Witchetty grubs, Australia

Grub is a term used in Australia for the large, white, wood-eating larvae of many moth species. It is considered the most important insect food of the desert and has historical values for Australian aboriginals.

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9. Guinea pig, Peru

Guinea pig, Peru

Guinea pig, Peru

Guinea pigs were originally domesticated for their meat in the Andes and traditionally reserved for ceremonial meals. Families in Peru raise guinea pigs for supplementary income, and the animals can be bought and sold at local markets and municipal fairs.

10. Durian, Singapore

Durian, Singapore

Durian, Singapore

This is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. It is most notable for its strong smell, which evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust. It has been described as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odor has led to the fruit's banishment from certain resorts and public transportation.

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