Everyone loves to eat; especially when the dish is marked as a speciality and praised by thousands. However, there are some dishes that are loved by the natives of the region but for the rest of the world, they are just a little short of GROSS. Would you dare to eat such delicacies?
Haggis – Scotland
Although the name does not sound weird the contents of the dish will surely get you thinking. Haggis is a popular dish of Scotland which is made up of a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs which are mixed with onions and some green leafy vegetables and spices. All of it is then cooked inside the stomach of the Animal.
Tuna Eyeballs – Japan
Just when you think Japan has lost its ‘weird’ food game, it strikes back, and every time in a more brutal way. After making octopus and squids a regular day meal, Japanese are now feasting on something unimaginable – eyeballs of the Tuna. Although they taste delicious as per the locals, the sight of them is horrific.
100-Year-Old Egg – China
The name is somewhat misleading but the dish definitely falls under the category of weird foods. This delicacy from China is made from an egg, which is not 100 years old but so rotten that it looks 100 years old. The egg is preserved in a mixture of ash and clay for days until the yolk turns dark green and the white slimy part of the egg becomes brown jelly. It smells bad; real bad but as per the people who have consumed it, it tastes like a hardboiled egg.
Fried Brain Sandwich – USA
A blast from the past which is again coming back into fashion is a dish made from cow’s brain put between the burger buns and some salad. This dish was popular in the United States of America until the mad cow disease hit the country. However, after so many years, it is being served again in a few parts of the country for people to enjoy.
Mopane – Africa
Taking their name from the (Mopane) tree they are found on, mopane worms form a big part of the snack platter in Africa. Almost everyone consumes it and they are considered to be a rich source of proteins. As per the locals, mopane worms taste the best when dried out and eaten crisp. Up for it?