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8 Strange Foods From Around The World

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I get way too much happiness from good food – Elizabeth Olsen

Food is an important part of our life. Different countries follow a cuisine of their own. While the French love their Ratatouille, the Spanish cannot do without the famous Paella. If Cambodia adores its Bai Sach Chrouk, the Chinese eat the fried Bee Pupae on a regular basis. Foods with different names but each delicious and appetising.

However, food is varied. Sometimes, a simple dish may be replaced by another one, which is not only strange but unappetising. If you prefer the simple egg, then try having balut. Popular in Southeast Asian coutries, Balut is a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten straight from the shell. If you think this is disgusting and utterly strange, have the Hakari in Iceland. What is it? Oh! For the locals, it is fermented shark meat that has been hung to dry for months.

Want to know more about strange foods? Read through this ClipBook that compiles a list of strange foods from around the world that are sure to amaze you.

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Balut (Philippines):

If you are an egg lover, try having Balut. A delicacy in the Philippines, this is no ordinary egg. So, what is it? Balut is a fertilised duck egg, where there is a partly developed embryo inside.

Crispy Tarantulas (Cambodia)

Do you suffer from Arachnophobia? If so, then Cambodia is not for you. Why? One of the local delicacies is a crispy tarantula. Locals enjoy the deep-fried snack and liken the taste to a crab.

Hakari (Iceland)

Everyone is afraid of the shark, which is one of the feared predators that lurks in the waters across the world. In Iceland, people love the shark, literally! This is evident in their love for Hakari, which consists of fermented shark meat.

Sannajki (Korea)

Is a live octopus dish that is popular in South Korea. Lovers of Sannajki consume it even as the arms of the octopus arms are still wriggling.

Muktuk (Greenland)

Is normally served in its raw form or pickled. It is a traditional meal that is comprised of frozen whale skin and blubber.

Stargazy Pie (England)

This dish has its origins in the village of Mousehole in England. It is a pie stuffed with fish heads that point upwards. Definitely not a pretty sight but the English love it.

Locusts (Israel)

Israel is known for the locust population that has been plaguing the country for some time. Instead of calling pest control, Israelis have found a novel way to control the insect population. Deep-fried and chocolate-covered locusts are apparently ...

Locusts (Israel)

Israel is known for the locust population that has been plaguing the country for some time. Instead of calling pest control, Israelis have found a novel way to control the insect population. Deep-fried and chocolate-covered locusts are apparently ...

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