Each year, new foods hit the streets that we have never seen or eaten before, and it doesn’t take long for them to become a trend that everyone is rushing to try. All around the world, people create weird and wonderful delicacies, and although they might appear strange at first, they can in fact be great culinary discoveries.
Let’s take a look at six of the world’s craziest and strangest delicacies, and how likely we are to be sampling them anytime soon:
- Tuna Eyeball, Japan
A very popular delicacy in Japan and South East Asia, apparently it tastes like squid. It is very simple to cook – simply boil and add light seasoning. I don’t think we will be seeing this on the supermarket shelves anytime soon.
- Haggis, Scotland
This will be the delicacy that you have most likely heard of, or perhaps even tried. Traditionally served in animal stomach lining, it contains sheep’s heart, liver and lungs. Although it may sound unappealing, it apparently has a lovely, savoury taste. Traditionally haggis is eaten on Burn’s Night at the end of January each year, but if you can’t wait until then I’m sure your local supermarket will stock it.
- Witchetty Grub, Australia
Famous for its yearly appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! This is an aboriginal delicacy which is found in Australia. Usually eaten alive, the taste has been compared to scrambled eggs. If you are not brave enough to try it raw, it can be cooked over a fire. Unless you are visiting Australia, it’s unlikely that you’ll pick it up in any shops near you.
- Chicken Feet, South America
Eaten in Mexico and Peru, as well as parts of Asia, this is the chewiest part of the chicken. It might be best to shut your eyes before eating this one, ask your local butcher if they have any spare.
- Casu Marzu, Italy
This is a very odd one – purified cheese with live maggots inside! The cheese fly is encouraged to leave its eggs in the cheese, and when they become maggots, they release an enzyme as they eat through it. This leaves the cheese with a unique taste, and is eaten with the creatures still inside! Would anyone really want to try this?
- Smalahove, Norway
This delicacy is simply a sheep’s head, which is boiled or steamed for several hours, and served with potatoes and turnip just before Christmas. Nowadays, it is only allowed to be cooked using a lambs head. It is often seeked out by tourists, so perhaps if you’re in Norway, why not give it a try?
So there are six of the world’s craziest delicacies. Have you tried any? Would you like to? Have I missed anything off the list? Please let me know in the comments below.
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