Scorpions eat not only in Asia. In elite restaurants in new York and Amsterdam pampered exotic delights the audience are treated to a snack of a cheese Scorpion on the pillow surrounded by lettuce leaves.
As it is: – Better without feet and head. The body inside is white, sometimes brown, color. By the time the preparation is not toxic. Are considered a delicacy. In Chinese restaurants Scorpions most often steamed and served on a thin pancake with a slight sour sauce and vegetables.
Taste: exotic dish, crispy, if the Scorpion inside is not empty, has a slightly bitter taste.
Than useful: it is considered an aphrodisiac.
In the best restaurants of Hong Kong sophisticated dessert is the brain of the monkey. Honestly, the dish is not for the faint of heart. After many preparations not everyone will be able to decide to try such Exotica.
As is: Before you can be on your table, the dish (if you can call a live monkey) must undergo a complex process of preparation. The fact is that traditionally, the brain is fed straight into the head of a live monkey. For the primacy of the hold, landing under the table with a hole for the head, hair on head shave, and then punch the skull with a small hammer and chisel. Continue reading
Even among the wealthy gourmets of the highest demand simple food – eggs, meat, dumplings, mushrooms, cheese. All the nuances that add to the price, seemingly ordinary food a few zeros. In honor of the exotic, a beautiful legend and hard work.
One of the most exquisite of delicacies is Beluga caviar Almas (translated from the Iranian – “diamond”). It is an unusual white color at a price of 20 000 euros per kilo. It is obtained from the rare sturgeon-albinos caught in the Caspian sea, at the age of twenty years. In fashionable restaurants around the world caviar imports from Iran in designer jars of pure gold. It is served usually with toast and butter.
The most expensive dumplings in the world – $ 2,500 per portion, served in new York restaurant “Golden gates”, where regulars are Russian emigrants. Includes traditional beef, pork, salmon, as well as the original Supplement cancer fish-torch, which lives deep in the Atlantic ocean. Thanks to this ingredient dumplings acquire a peculiar bluish tinge, which, however, does not reduce their rare taste of dignity. Continue reading
1. Menudo (Mexico)
Although some of you probably the ingredients of this soup are nothing amazing, not all people would be willing to try beef stomach. Menudo is a traditional Mexican soup, which Mexico enjoys great popularity and is often prepared on special occasions. The dish is also widely known as a hangover cure.
Menudo is made from the stomachs of cows with onions, cilantro, oregano, chili peppers and corn. For its preparation requires 7 to 10 hours, as the stomach should be boiled very long, so that it becomes soft and tender. Some may wonder do the stomach can really be delicious? But if you add all the other ingredients and simmer on low heat for a couple of hours, the result will be simply incredible.
The stomach becomes so tender that melts in your mouth, add more corn tortillas to dip in the soup, and you get the perfect lunch. The origin of this soup is little known, however one can guess that in Mexico, when he stabbed the bull, wanted to use all parts of the carcass for cooking, including stomachs. This dish you can find in many Mexican restaurants. Continue reading