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The best and the most bizarre food around the world

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21. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

Eeel slime? Appetizing.

22. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

all this talk is making me ill-its all very, very wrong, does no one else agree!?

23. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I think the worst would probably be cheesy eel slime. lol

K ;)

24. Posted by Yan (Full Member 27 posts) 11y

Actually there're quite a few things that have hardly any meat that people - ok, chinese pple anyway - eat, such as chicken and duck feet, duck tongue, snake (well usually its a double boiled snake soup so the soup is the main thing), etc.

Birds nest is actually made by the swallow (or is that swift? I forget) with its saliva. Because of the work involved to harvest these nests from the caves, it's considered a delicacy and is also graded for quality. It's kind of tasteless on its own, generally it's boiled with rock sugar to make birds nest soup. That's actually quite nice as a dessert. Similar texture to white fungus or bits of agar-agar. Err ... that's like a more solid kind of jelly that we make. S'posedly birds nest has medicinal properties / is good for health.

Funny about the black pudding - we've also got a kind of "pudding" made from pig's blood. It's a dull red colour and usually cut into cubes. Slightly harder texture than tofu.

In China they've also got things like deep-fried meal-worms and beetles. They're eaten as snacks, much like you'd munch on twisties or cheezels or chips

25. Posted by linsey085 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

While in Sweden I had moose, which was quiet good...pretty similar to roast beef I thought. Also had "elk dogs" (elk, in the shape of hot dogs) which tasted a lot like a sausage. I ate ostrich in Denmark, which was very good...i didn't think it was at all like liver, as someone else mentioned. If you are in Sweden and a fan of fish, try all the different variaties of herring, particularly lutefisk. I wasn't a fan myself, but fish eater may be! Smaklig måltid!

26. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I've tried chicken feet! They were really boney and didn't really taste like much other than the sauce they were covered in.

K ;)

27. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

In China they have barbequed cockroaches as a delicacy.

Actually, I reckon that a country's cuisine is actually better in another country; what I mean is, the best Japanese/French/Spanish restaurant is probably not in Japan or France or Spain but elsewhere.

What do you reckon?

28. Posted by Andrès (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

If you make it to Australia, kangaroo, emu and crocodile are musts.

29. Posted by barby (Full Member 52 posts) 11y

Has anyone tried the Peruvian delicacy: roast guiney pig?

I've read about it in a couple of travel books, but I haven't made my way to Peru yet... though, its next on my list :)

Probably the most "exotic" food I've eaten to date is ostrich meat, and that was at a local/excellent brazilian restaurant. And I'd agree with the chicken feet too. Mostly the sauce that predominates the taste (at least the way I've eaten it).

I'd like to try some kind of bug. Not that the thought of a bug appetizes me, but just to say I've eaten one. But hey, you never know what you might like until you try it, right?

30. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Linsey - Hmmmmmm (Hhomer S esque). Moose (or elk/reindeer). Smoked, preferably.

Totally agree with you on the Herring (and Salmon/lax for that matter) front, but did you try Surströmming when in Växjö???