If you visit different corners of the globe, your idea of food will go through changes. There are some weird dishes that you can’t even imagine on your platter, but people relish them in some regions of the world. Here’s a list of world’s weirdest dishes. Just have a look!
- Fugu – The Deadliest Fish:
What if a deadly fish is served on your platter and you know it contains a poison which might even kill you? Yes, Fugu is that kind of a fish which, if not cooked well, can kill a person. It is known as the second most poisonous vertebrate as it contains a toxin called “tetrodotoxin” which is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
Balut is a fetus of a duck which boiled alive before it is fully grown and it is eaten directly from the egg shell. It might be a little sickening to some people. But this is a popular dish in some Asian countries like Vietnam and Cambodia.
- Surstömming Or Rotten Fish:
This unusual dish is found in the Northern Sweden and it is also called “sour herring” by the locals. These are merely Baltic fish which are caught during May and June. The fresh fish is then fermented for two months until it becomes sour. After being tinned, it is again fermented for 6 months and starts releasing gases. Several airlines have also banned this fish on their flights.
Beware if you have arachnophobia! Seeing those eight-legged tarantulas on your platter you might also pass out. However, people in Cambodia eat these hairy big spiders and needless to say, they quite enjoy it. These spiders are deep-fried and eaten with a soup.
- Snake Wine:
Prepared with snakes and rice wine, it is a popular alcoholic beverage in China. Usually, the snakes used in this are venomous but the ethanol used in the wine makes the poison harmless. This alcohol is either taken as a shot or is drunk as wine.
It started during the times of famine when people desperately ate rats, being tormented by severe hunger. But now in countries like Vietnam, Malawi and Kenya, it has become normal to eat fried or salted rats.
- Hormigas Culonas:
These nutty ants taste somewhat like nuts and are relished by people in Colombia. These big juicy ants are roasted and salted and are eaten with thick sauce.
- Casu Marzu:
This is basically rotten sheep milk cheese widely enjoyed in Sardinia, Italy. It contains living insect maggots as the cheese is left outside and cheese flies lay eggs in it.