The world isn't only full of tasty foods. There are also the weirdest foods across the world. The term 'weird' also varies culture to culture and country to country. Which is tasty food to us that could be bizarre to others.
Weird Food is a list of odd things that people eat, such as jello or mice.
If you are curious to know more about weird food around the world, this article will help you.
Haggis – Scotland
Haggis is known and standardised as a distinct Scottish recipe.
It contains sheep's heart, liver and lungs minced and mixed with onions, oatmeal and seasoned with salt and spices cooked inside the animal's stomach.
Some foodies suggests that it might not sound immediately appealing but it has an excellent nutty texture and delicious flavor.
Beondegi – South Korea
A Korean street food made with silkworm, simply boiled or steamed and lightly seasoned.
The boiled or steamed snack food is served in paper cups with toothpick skewers.
Canned Beondegi can also be found in grocery stores and convenience stores.
Hákarl – Iceland
Hákarl is a fermented shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for four to five months.
It's buried underground in a shallow pit and pressed with stones so the poisonous internal fluids that allow it to live in such cold waters can be drained out making the meat safe to eat.
It is a national dish of Iceland contains strong ammonia-rich smell and fishy taste.
Century Egg / 100 Year Old Egg / 1000 Year Old Egg – China
It's neither a century nor a millennium old, but this egg is pretty rotten which is normally found in China.
It is also known as preserved eggs, hundred-year eggs, thousand-year eggs, thousand-year-old eggs, millennium eggs, skin eggs, or black eggs, are a Chinese preserved egg product made by processing duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
Frog Legs – Sikkim & Goa
This dish a French delicacy, pleasing the Indian palate for long.
In many parts of India, there is nothing more exotic than battered and fried frog legs.
The Indian bullfrog is also a monsoon delicacy in Goa and is famously known as the 'jumping chicken'. Although, it is recognized as a threatened species by the government of India, you may find some restaurants serving it.
Shiokara – Japan
Shiokara is a food in Japanese cuisine made from various raw marine sea cretures served in a brown viscous paste of their own salted, fermented viscera. Shiokara is sold in glass or plastic containers.
Tuna Eyeballs – Japan
Although it sounds nasty, apparently it's rather bland, tasting pretty similar to squid, mussels or octopus.
Tuna eyeballs can usually be found in Japan's izakayas casual after-work pubs.
The cooked eyeballs are served one or two at a time, alongside other dishes.
Jing Leed (Grasshoppers) – Thailand
Many people in Thailand enjoy eating insects as a snack food with beer.
This dish is made with a big old grasshopper seasoned with salt, pepper power and chilli and fried in a big wok.
It tastes a little like hollow popcorn skin except a little juice squirts out when you bite into it.
Wasp Crackers – Japan
A biscuit filled with wasps is creating a buzz around the streets of Omachi, Japan. Think chocolate chips cookies, replacing the chocolate with insect chips cookies.
They are then boiled in water, dried and then added to the rice cracker mix. The mix is then stamped in a hot iron cracker cutter. They are sold via local markets or at selected gourmet stores.
Apparently the digger wasp, which the biscuit contains, has a pretty mean sting.
Sago Delight – Southeast Asia
Edible Sago worm are said to be creamy tasting when raw or meaty and like bacon when cooked. They are often prepared with sago flour.
"Sago Delight", or "Fried Sago Worms" are considered a specialty in Malaysia, although versions of this dish can be found in many Southeast Asian countries.
Sago worms are roasted on a spit to celebrate special occasions.