OMG! Dare to eat any of these foods? I would rather prefer to die than tasting these.. Disgusting
We cannot lie about the fact that all of us enjoy tasting and eating different foods and experiencing new flavors from other countries or just trying new things but sometimes it is just taken too far. But would you really go that far if the ingredients of the food were beyond your imagination? Would you take the risk of stepping into a world of foods that would make your mind go upside down? Then you are welcome to continue as we tell you about weird foods you may be yet to taste.
1 Baby mice wine, China/Korea
Guess what! The animal that would always visit your kitchen or other places in your house at night is somehow used in China and Korea for their food. That’s right! Mice who go crawling at night looking for its food is an ingredient in the making of a certain wine. Actually, it is the mice’ babies that are needed. Baby mouse are collected and then left to drown while they ferment in the wine. Drinking this wine is believed to heal anything from asthma to liver diseases and said to have a raw gasoline taste.
2 Century Eggs, China
Don’t panic! The name does not mean that the egg has been stored for a hundred years but rather for just a few months. Eggs of ducks, chickens, or even quails are preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for about several weeks to several months. In the process, the yolk would start to become dark green to grey in color with an odor of sulfur and ammonia while the white portion would become dark brown with a salty taste.
3 Fried Spiders, Cambodia
Fried foods are the best for some of us. But would your opinion not change if fried spiders are introduced to you? Fried spiders are considered a regional delicacy in Cambodia. It also serves as a special snack that attracts tourists that are passing through some of its town. The taste was described as somewhat a cross between chicken and cod with a crispy texture to a soft center.
4 Escamole, Mexico
Ants are considered one of the most hard working insect in the world. This insect also provide us a very edible food that is currently booming in Mexico. Larvae and pupae of ants are harvested from the roots of the agave plant. It is said that Escamole taste like buttery and nutty, with a texture of akin to that of a cottage cheese.
5 Balut, Philippines
Bored of boiled, scrambled or maybe even fried eggs? Why not try this balut that is a common food in the Philippines. This balut is a fertilized duck embryo boiled. It is normally served by everyone from street side hawkers. In the Philippines, balut eaters prefer salt and or a chili, garlic, and vinegar to mix with the egg.
6 Casu Marzu, Sardinia
Also known as Maggot cheese, this Sardinian cheese is history! This casu marzu is similar to pecorino, an Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk and their only difference is that after it’s made, a hole is cut in the top and then is placed outdoor in order for the cheese flies to come dashing into it where they could make and leave their babies there. And the reason for letting the flies have their eggs into the cheese is that the upcoming larval flies would eat the cheese, leaving behind excretions of proteins, sugars, and pre digested fats.