Weird food is usually considered traditional and delicious in its place of origin. Only when taken out of context it becomes weird. And still, these strange foods here are weird by any standard, almost anywhere. So if you’re on a diet and want to skip the next meal – scroll down and browse through some seriously scary foods.
Balut from the Philippines is a fertilized duck egg. This means that there was a partly developed embryo inside when it was boiled alive. I was actually in Manila and saw it in every market where it’s eaten from the shell with salt, chili and vinegar.
Chicken feet. Need I say more? I had one of those too in Beijing, China. Very Salty.
Locusts. Yes, you eat those when they come along. Because they devour all other foods available.
In England the fish sometimes look out from the pie. What are they trying to say?
A Century egg in China is made with clay and a few months of waiting for this delicacy. Weird you say?
Hakrl is a very strange food from Iceland. It involves gutting sharks so I don’t want to go into this. Literally.
Not far from there, the Greenlanders eat Muktuk, which is made from whale skin and blubber. Errrrr. It’s my favorite animal, when alive.
Casu Marzu from Sardinia, Italy is made from Pecorino cheese that has gone bad. The larvae of cheese flies are part of it. Thank you, Italy.
Huitlacoche from Mexico is corn with fungus packed together with nausea.
Boshintang from Korea. Looks good, right? But the meet in this weird salad comes from… Yes. Man’s best friend. Dogs. Ruff.
Jellied moose nose from Canada. No other words are necessary. Strange, scary food.
White ant eggs soup from Laos. In case diarrhea is a hobby of yours.
Crispy Tarantulas from Cambodia. Arachnophobia here I come!
In Japan Tuna is an important part of the diet. And so are the Tune eye balls…!
Shirako is a friendly Japanese name for sperm sacs of fish. Yummy!
Escamoles from Mexico is made from the larvae of a certain species of ants. It supposedly similar to cottage cheese. But then again, it’s not.
I took this photo myself in a market in China. Who’s coming with me? Scorpions on a stick!
Fried spiders are also common in Eastern Asia. Or not that common.
If you’re in Australia, you might want to try crocodile. I actually tried it in Kenya and it tasted like fatty fish.
While in Australia, after taking some pictures with Kangaroos, why not have a bite?
Did you raise a Guinea Pig as a kid? If you still have it, be careful. Some people regard it as food. Very scary food.
This collection of weird foods and scary delicious photos is partly based on a gallery by Rough Guides (link). Other photos were curated and edited with the help of Google. Some of these brilliant photographs are shared all around the social web. If you find your very own photo or simply want to add specific credit – sure! Simply drop us a line and we’ll be happy to add the details.
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