TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World


TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World
    

 Every country has its own traditional dishes like a UK Spotted dick , South African Bobotie , but there are some countries which have weird delicacies to here is a list of TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World. The food which you can't imagine , but these dishes  are popular in their regions for some or the other reason .



  Bizarre - very strange or unusual.

 

10. Casu Marzu (Maggot Cheese) : Sardinia, Italy 


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A Sardinian sheep milk, cheese  that contains live insect larvae is also called Casu Marzu.  Casu Marzu goes beyond the fermentation stage to a stage called decomposition which is brought about by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly . These larvae are introduced to the cheese, promoting  fermentation and breaking down of the cheese's fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid seeping out. The larvae are seen as translucent white worms, about 8 millimeters (0.3 in) long. Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming while others do not.

 9.  Escamoles :  Central Mexico

Escamoles , Central Mexico ,bizzare food

Eggs of giant Liometopum ant are called escamoles.
The  eggs are harvested from maguey plants or agave plants since it is the home of Liometopum ant.They represent pine nuts or white-corn kernels.They are often pan-fried with butter and spices and are found in omelets or served alone, accompanied by tortillas. Some people say that they have flavor resembling cottage cheese .


8.  Tuna Eyeball- China and Japan

Tuna Eyeball- China and Japan bizzare food
  
Tuna Eyeball is one of the Bizarre food in the World . Tuna eye,  is served in some places in Japan and Southeast Asia. It is not a dish meant for the weak hearted, tuna eye has a fatty, rich flavor that many adventurous eaters enjoy. It is generally served in sushi establishments. Tuna eye shouldn’t  be eaten raw and needs to be lightly cooked.



7.  Sannakji- A Korean Cuisine

 Sannakji- A Korean Cuisine , bizzare food


It is a Korean cuisine, which has a small octopus cut into small pieces and served immediately with sesame and sesame oil.It is a very dangerous recipe since the suction cups on the arms are still active  when served,so special care must be undertaken while eating it.The suction pumps can cause swallowed pieces to stick in the throat , thus leading to choking hazard .

6. Balut eggs- not egg, not duck, but  in between!


Balut eggs- not egg, not duck bizzare food

Balut eggs are fertilized duck  eggs that are at the stage of development where there is a nearly developed embryo inside. The Balut eggs are then boiled and usually eaten with salt, just like a normal boiled egg.
This is deliciously eaten in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. However, the age of eggs varies in both cultures (Philippines and Vietnam).In Philippines , the ideal age for Balut is 17 days while in Vietnam it is19 to 21 days.  


5. Fried Brain Sandwiches -USA

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

A fried-brain sandwich is  a type of  sandwich prepared with sliced calves’ brains on sliced bread. They are very popular in the Ohio River Valley.Some restaurants have switched to pig’s brains instead of cow’s  due to BSE concerns.Due to pig’s brain being smaller than a cow’s brain ,time required for prepared for sandwich increases.Each brain has to be cleaned before slicing as well as pig’s brain produces less slices. Fried Brain Sandwich is one of the  Bizarre food in the World

4. Yak Penis-China


TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing is the place which is popular for making delicacies such as the cooked yak penis and other animal genitals.Visiting this place is not the work of faint hearted.
This  dish is believed to increase male potency .Women can also eat this for softer skin, but should avoid eating testicles as it can cause changes in voice(voice can become deeper),growth of beard etc.


3. Century Egg :China

Century Egg :China  bizzare food


Century egg is  known by different names such as  preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg,thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg.It is a Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken  eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several months, depending on the method of processing.
Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey color  and an odour , ammonia while the white becomes a dark brown, translucent jelly with salty or little flavor.



2 Boodog: (Mongolian dish)

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World


It is made of a goat, cooked with hot stones which are put inside of it.It  is a  meal, which is  popular in camping and outdoor activities. It is usually for at least 5-6 servings. Boodog cooking involves much practice. A goat is filled with preheated hot stones and is  sealed tightly. The meat is cooked from inside by hot stones. Simultaneously, the meat is heated from outside with a gas burner to remove hair and also to roast the meat. This process must be handled with care and expertise. The temperature of stones and the amount of heat from outside must be well balanced because if not, a lot of pressurized vapor will accumulate inside the meat and it may blow up. A hearty stew is usually formed inside the goat. It is separated from the meat and put in a pot.
 Usually, no vegetables are cooked together with meat.  


                                          TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

 

1.Smalahove -Norway

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

Smalahove is number one Bizarre food in the World . Smalahove is a Western Norwegian  dish prepared from  sheep’s head. It gets its name from two Norwegian words Hove and Smale where hove means head and smale represents sheep and thus the dish gets its name sheep head.The head is boiled or steamed and served with mashed potatoes. Originally it was the food of the poor, but it is considered as a delicacy now. 




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Prashant Guleria is a online journalist, blogger and football lover. You can see more of his work at MYTEN.IN

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