The Puffer Fish
A dish is very expensive, so not every tourist can afford. The poison of puffer fish is not just deadly, it has no antidote. The most toxic body of the puffer fish is the liver. Ironically, this interesting fact does not diminish the number of people willing to eat her raw. A couple dozen foodies in the year when it dies.
31. “Thousand year egg”
The egg is coated with a mixture of clay with pine needles and left to sour in brine, cooked in a special way, which is edible can not be named under any circumstances. In the end, the egg white turns into black jelly-like mass and the yolk hardens and acquires a greenish tint. The dish is usually prepared from duck eggs, and its name is translated in every one, the most famous they are like “rotten eggs” and “thousand year eggs”.
32. Durian Fruit
It has a pungent smell, to describe which words is difficult, but can be called in a single word: “disgusting”. What only epithets are not awarded his scent! The smell of decaying flesh, rotting onions, dirty socks, toilet, rotten eggs… an Englishman, who visited Siam in the 19th century described their impressions of the aroma of durian: “it’s like eating herring with blue cheese over an open sewer manhole”. The smell is formed due to oxidation of juice after cutting. Many tourists say that if you ask to cut the fruit at the market and eat it at once, “fragrance” is not felt. On this peculiarity of the fruit does not end if you eat it together with alcohol, the consequences can be unpredictable, attack from heart failure to a short semi-conscious state resembling lethargy or coma.But if, holding your nose and overcoming the disgust, you still taste the durian flesh, then you will understand how she has a “divine” taste. Thai people say that durian, actually tastes sweet and similar to a sweet cream made with eggs and milk. Continue reading
There is a sea-fish fashionable. Ask, if possible, any opinion leader, character gossip. And the question about your favorite food, most likely, he will say, Dorada, sea bass, turbot, monkfish.
In the era of surrogates and substitutes, mutants and clones, the gifts of the seas – the little that inspires confidence. They do not contain pesticides and radionuclides which are not so contaminated with heavy metals, and diseases like of mad cow disease and avian influenza in flocks of fish is not fixed yet.
The ancients bestowed on his Desk silent inhabitants of the sea depths. Plutarch wrote that “the sea water is undrinkable, and with it – all living beings in it”. The Egyptians and the Pythagoreans were convinced that those who eat fish, is loose the glutton.
Fortunately, we the present time, these prejudices are not infected. Because marine fish and delicious, and juicy, and tender. And useful supplies of easily digestible complete protein, fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Feeds phosphorus, iron, copper, iodine. It is digested twice as fast meat. Fish dishes are prepared quickly, do not leave in the stomach feeling of heaviness. Continue reading