Exotic Food of Different Countries

Sannakji- Korea

If you are up to a challenge which consists of eating baby octopus, take note living octopus, then this is the dish that you should consider. This is a raw dish in Korean cuisine. This consists of nakji or that has been cut into small pieces. These are still alive while they are cut alive guys and thus these must be served as soon as possible. These are usually mixed with sesame and sesame oil. So expect that the octopus is still squirming while served on your plate.

Sannakji- Korea

Escamol- Mexico

This is ‘insect caviar’ as others know this dish. These are the larvae and pupae from a specific species of ants (Liometopum apiculatum and L. occidentale var. luctuosum.).If you are planning to prepare this dish, you would have to harvest these ants from the roots of the Agave tequilana or tequila, or Agave Americana or maguey- mescal plants from Mexico. If you would trace back the origin of this dish, you would find yourself in the presence of the Aztecs.

Escamol- Mexico

Fried Spider- Cambodia

From the Cambodian town of Skuon, this delicacy is prepared by drowning the spiders in MSG, sugar and salt before frying it with garlic. Grasshopper is nothing compared to the spiders when it comes to which has more meat. What makes this dish challenging to eat is due to the presence of the brown sludge in the abdomen which is mainly of innards, eggs and of course excrement.

Fried Spider- Cambodia

Wasp crackers- Japan

You are certainly correct! Crackers containing sting-armored wasps replace the common chocolate chips that you usually consume. Good luck now to your tongues friends!

Wasp crackers- Japan

Haggis- Scotland

Just imagine an animal’s stomach containing sheep’s heart, liver and lungs mixed with onions, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt together with stock is served in front of you. Although haggis is not that appealing to your conscious minds, Larousse Gastronomique relays that this has that nutty texture and very delicious savoury flavor. This is a traditional and even national Scottish dish.

Haggis- Scotland food onhows

Black Pudding (Blood Sausage)- Africa, America, Asia, Europe

Though in some countries this is already that ordinary, to some this still remains a strange food to eat. Solidified blood with various flavorings together with thickening agents like suet and breadcrumbs make this more appetizing. Really now!

Black Pudding (Blood Sausage)- Africa, America, Asia, Europe

Century Egg- China

Nope, do not be misled with its name. Preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, quicklime and rice hulls only for a few weeks or months and not for a hundred years, depending on the method of processing, this process makes the yolk dark green to grey in color. These eggs have that creamy consistency and strong flavor due to the presence of hydrogen and ammonia. The white part then also turns dark brown, translucent jelly with salty flavor.

Century Egg- China food

 

Yummy right? Are you ready to indulge yourself in tasting these delicacies?

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