For those who don’t have a weak stomach and want to experience something different on holiday, why don’t you give this a try by tasting the strangest delights that are on offer? It’s also entertaining for you to take along a friend who will find it disgusting and atrocious. Their reactions will make your experience even more enjoyable. So below are 8 of the world’s strangest foods to try while travelling.
Feel like snake? We sure did! Found in Vietnam, snake wine is a must try. After killing the snake, the bile and the blood are separated into two different shot glasses where they are mixed in with rice wine. This is then drunk, and the snake that was killed will be presented to you, cooked and ready to eat. Oh and don’t forget the heart. Once the snake is killed you can eat the heart straight away. Some say, you could still feel the heart beating whilst you swallow.
This next food is a risk. Fugu restaurants are found everywhere in Japan, and the delicacy served there is fugu, or puffer fish. Because of the toxins running through the skin, and other parts, it can easily kill you if it is prepared incorrectly. Made by chefs who have had rigorous training, many people would rather eat the puffer fish with a little bit of toxins left, as they say their lips get a tingling sensation.
Cooked Asian Insects
Tarantulas are normally a spider you will stay away from. Not in Cambodia. Fried tarantulas are an extremely popular food that everyone enjoys, particularly the abdomen. The creamy texture of the abdomen served along with freshly cooked rice is a dish everyone loves and needs to try. Found all over the world, but particular in Asian countries are cooked insects. Thailand, Cambodia, China and even Mexico and Africa are all places to find cooked insects. From silk worms to giant water beetles, if it moves it can be eaten!
Rocky mountain Oysters
Don’t be deceived. Rocky mountain oysters are not oysters found in the mountains. Not even close No they are the scrotum of a bull – deep fried. Yummy right… right? Found in America this delight is a favorite with the cowboys.
A sausage looking food stuffed with sheep’s heart, liver, lung with some beef thrown in and an array of spices, set in a casing of sheep’s stomach lining is what you call haggis. A traditional Scottish dish, this is definitely one to try.
You’re in Indonesia and feel like a coffee? Why don’t you grab a Kopi Luwak. It is the most expensive coffee in the world and is also known as civet coffee. But why is it special? The coffee beans are fed to a small animal called an Asian Palm Civet. After they have eaten the beans they shit them out, producers harvest them and turn them into the Kopi Luwak coffee.