Top 10 Weirdest Foods in the World

The Top 10 Weirdest Foods in the World

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

Every country has its own traditional dishes, like the UK's spotted dick or South African bobotie, but some countries have weird delicacies. Here is a list of the top 10 most bizarre foods in the world. The food, which you can't imagine, but these dishes are popular in their regions for some other reason.

  Bizarre - very strange or unusual.


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

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Sardinian sheep's 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 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 millimetres (0.3 in) long. Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming it, while others do not.

9. Escamoles (Central Mexico)

Escamoles , Central Mexico ,bizzare food

The eggs of the giant Liometopum ant are called escamoles.

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

8. Tuna Eyeball-China and Japan

Tuna Eyeball- China and Japan bizzare food
Tuna eyeballs are one of the most bizarre foods 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 flavour 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 Restaurant

Sannakji- A Korean Cuisine , bizzare food

It is a Korean cuisine dish that 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 taken while eating it. The suction pumps can cause swallowed pieces to stick in the throat, thus leading to a choking hazard.

6. Balut eggs—not an egg, not a duck, but in between!

Balut eggs- not egg, not duck bizzare food

Balut eggs are fertilised 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 the Philippines, the ideal age for balut is 17 days, while in Vietnam it is 19 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 using pigs' brains instead of cows' due to BSE concerns. Due to a pig’s brain being smaller than a cow’s brain, the time required for the preparation of a sandwich increases. Each brain has to be cleaned before slicing as well. A pig’s brain produces fewer slices. The Fried Brain Sandwich is one of the most bizarre foods in the world.

4. Yak Penis-China

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing is a place that is popular for making delicacies such as cooked yak penis and other animal genitals. Visiting this place is not the work of the 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 (the voice can become deeper) and growth of beards etc.

3. China's Century Egg

Century Egg :China  bizzare food

A 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, and rice hulls in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and clay for several months, depending on the method of processing.

Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey colour and has an odour of ammonia, while the white becomes a dark brown, translucent jelly with salty or little flavour.

2. Bodog (Mongolian dish)

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

It is made of goat meat and cooked with hot stones, which are put inside of it. It is a meal that is popular for camping and outdoor activities. It is usually for at least five to six servings. Bodog cooking involves much practice. A goat is filled with preheated hot stones and is sealed tightly. The meat is cooked from the inside by the hot stones. Simultaneously, the meat is heated from the outside with a gas burner to remove hair and also roast the meat. This process must be handled with care and expertise. The temperature of the stones and the amount of heat from outside must be well balanced because, if not, a lot of pressurised vapour will accumulate inside the meat and it may blow up. A hearty stew is usually made inside the goat. It is separated from the meat and put in a pot.

Usually, no vegetables are cooked together with meat.

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1. Smalahove-Norway

TOP 10 Bizarre food in the World

Smalahove is the most bizarre food in the world. Smalahove is a Western Norwegian dish prepared from sheep’s heads. It gets its name from two Norwegian words, "hove" and "smale," where "hove" means "head" and "smile" 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 a delicacy now. 

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