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IN Travel & Adventure ON 20 Dec, 2014
Darwin's theory doesn't quite accommodate the concept of adaptation of food habits. Experimentation is perhaps the driving force of all the food enthusiasts out there. Some of them go way out of their line to try out something new, sometimes leading their "experiment" to be successful. Out of the world, delicious for a few, disgusting for the others but food all the same - people all around the globe treat their taste buds in a different manner.
If you think your taste is weird, you NEED to check this out.
Boiled duck's embryo to be eaten from the shell. Famous in Philippines, South east Asia - Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Marine animals cooked in the broth of their own organs. A famous delicacy in Japan!
Yes, it's a sheep's head. A Norwegian Christmas dish!
Mexicans have a different way of consuming tequila. These are the larvae of the ants found on the tequila plant. Would it make your head turn or your stomach?
Exactly what the name suggests, this is tofu made out of blood. Pig's blood, to be precise.
Cambodians definitely don't have arachnophobia. Fresh, fried, salted - one tarantula coming up!
A Korean delicacy. As funny as the name sounds, it consists of raw spoon worms.
They don't look a lot like oysters do they? Maybe because they're made out of bull calves' testicles. This one is popular in United States and Canada.
The names of some of these are such a suspense kill. China has a penchant for eggs boiled and soaked in the urine of virgin boys. Moreover it's known to cure ill health. The vendors collect the urine from elementary schools and soak the eggs in it overnight.
In some Asian Cultures, this is known to be a delicacy and are used for soup. Also, they have medicinal properties when mixed with alcohol.
So the next time there's a cockroach at your place just use it for Sushi. The Japanese love it!
Live baby octopus, seasoned with sesame would be served on the plate - These tentacles, though sliced up would be squirming on the plate and has to be consumed in a particular manner. If not, there are chances that these little creatures will stick to your throat. Another dish from Korea, it can also prove to be lethal.
This is famous on the island of Sardinia, and it is definitely an acquired taste. Cheese is left to rot which attracts flies. These flies lay eggs and the eggs hatch into maggots. Although illegal, people seem to enjoy it on that island!
Our Scottish friends brought this one into the world - Sheep liver, heart and lungs!
A delight from Peru, the guinea pig of all experiments. Literally. Guinea pig fried, on a platter!