Taste local food is part of the thrill of travel and the discovery of a new country, although sometimes we can find ourselves in front of dishes that can definitely shock us...
If you want to be prepared for any eventuality, here are the 10 most weird foods you can find around the world.
Casu Marzu, Sardinia
If you think that Italy is immune
Balut is a typical
One of the typical dishes of the rich Mexican cuisine is the huitlacoche, a delicious pre-Hispanic culinary heritage. You are about to taste a parasitic mushroom of corn, which grows between the grains of the cobs. It is an ingredient that you will find without difficulty as a condiment of quesadillas and tacos: its natural
If in many countries of the world this fungus is treated as a plague to be eradicated because it is harmful to maize, in Mexico its production is fomented and is considered the "Mexican truffle".
If Japanese cuisine is now recognized worldwide for sushi and sashimi, only by
Given the risk of fatal intoxication, fugu can only be prepared by chefs who have obtained a special license and passed an examination certifying their ability to prepare them.
And speaking of poisonous fish, in Iceland you can taste the hákarl, the rotten shark: because its fresh meat is toxic, in order to consume
The putrefaction eliminates the toxicity, and you can eat the shark without problems... if you
Sannakji, South Korea
Among the typical dishes of the Korean
Fried Spiders, Cambodia
Spiders are raised in holes in the ground or caught in forests, then breaded in salt and sugar, fried in oil and
Century Eggs, China
Chinese delicacy, the Century eggs is nothing more than a duck or quail egg preserved in clay, lime, salt and ash for several weeks, sometimes months.
You will recognize it for its almost "prehistoric" appearance
Moth Larvae, Australia
One of the basic dishes of the menus of the aborigines of Australia are the moth larvae that grow in the Australian desert.
Great source of protein for the aborigines, the moth larvae are making space in some exclusive city restaurants serving traditional aboriginal dishes, along with ants, spiders, and locusts. The taste seems to be a cross between the chicken and the shrimp and, experts say, are tastier if cooked on the barbecue and eat hot ...
Coffee Black Ivory, Thailand
We conclude the top ten of the strange foods to be tasted in the world with a particular drink. Coffee experts, be alert: we talk about coffee called black ivory, a very rare specialty of Thailand. This drink is in fact obtained from coffee beans ingested by elephants and then recovered from their excrement.
The process of digestion of the beans by the elephants decomposes the proteins of the coffee making the final drink less bitter than the classic coffee. Considering that to produce 1 kg of coffee requires 33 kg of beans, the black ivory is sold at the stellar price of 50$ per cup and is only found in some luxury facilities. It is good that part of the proceeds from the sale is intended for the protection of elephants.