Terrible food

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.

Monkey brains
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. After the upper part of the skull is removed, brains eaten with a tea spoon. And most importantly: the meal should be completed before the death of the animal, because the brain begins to rapidly decompose! Fortunately, modern chefs (apparently under the pressure of societies of protection of animals) came up with the recipe for this “dessert” which does not have to resort to such unthinkable barbarity.
Taste: reminiscent of cold rice pudding.
Than useful: the protein content is less than half that in the meat and if not for a large amount of cholesterol, the brain of a monkey could be a diet dish.
Grasshoppers

In Cambodia one of the most popular dishes is specially prepared grasshoppers. And even grasshoppers love in the USA, in Missouri.

How to eat: – fried, hot is better, soy or fish sauce, liberally sprinkling red hot pepper. The head and legs it is better to separate together with stomach. Feet – food for everybody, they are edible, but are unusually long, so it’s impossible to swallow without biting each in half first.
Taste: somewhat reminiscent of fried potatoes with a creamy, slightly sweet flavor.
Than useful: the product is rich in proteins, phosphorus and calcium.
Caterpillar
Most caterpillars eat in China. This is a small, yellowish larvae of butterflies, which resemble a long spring and not hairy.

As is: well done. Caterpillars are often prepared deep-fried, paneer in flour with salt and hot pepper. Then throw in hot oil, almost like chips. So better preserved delicate mild flavor under the elastic ruddy crust.
Taste: slightly salted pumpkin seeds resemble soft, empty inside, so almost no crunch.
What is good: Very nutritious, quickly comes a feeling of satiety.

Bat

On the streets of Vietnam you can find a lot of exotic dishes. The beating heart of a Cobra, soup from armadillos or the chicken hearts, marinated in pig’s blood. All of these delights offer the best and most expensive restaurants. The apotheosis of the exotic and incredibly expensive meal are meals from bats. The restaurants caught animals kept in a cage, and give the client the right to choose.

As is: Attracted a mouse taken picky to consider it stretching the wings. After that, one lightning strike, the cook cut off her head. The blood from the wound you leave in the glass, of course, drink it.
Taste: meat bats taste akin to beef in curry sauce, but more rigid.
Than useful: the Vietnamese believe that the blood and meat of the bat reinforces male power.
Monkey brains
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. After the upper part of the skull is removed, brains eaten with a tea spoon. And most importantly: the meal should be completed before the death of the animal, because the brain begins to rapidly decompose! Fortunately, modern chefs (apparently under the pressure of societies of protection of animals) came up with the recipe for this “dessert” which does not have to resort to such unthinkable barbarity.
Taste: reminiscent of cold rice pudding.
Than useful: the protein content is less than half that in the meat and if not for a large amount of cholesterol, the brain of a monkey could be a diet dish.
Rat
Earlier in Paraguay meat rats ate mostly in small villages, but now this fashion has spread across the country. The truth is rats now often replace Guinea pigs, claiming that their meat is not inferior to its healthy properties, and taste even sweeter. Fried, stewed, stuffed, dried – Paraguayans can cook rodents-vermin of any kind.
As is: best of all newborn pups, which prepare and swallow whole with a large glass of milk.
Taste: reminiscent of a roasted duck.
Than useful: Paraguayans believe that the meat of rats is very rich in protein, moreover, it is not greasy, and it supposedly improves the complexion.
Insects
It is estimated that over the lifetime of an individual, regardless of his desire eats about 500g of insects. For example, with bread. This flour beetles, mealworms, which can sometimes be found in a piece of bread in the form of a solid dark pieces. Processed worms are sure to be in jams and preserves, tomato paste or ketchup… In 100 g of dried insects contains from 37 to 60 g of protein and 4 to 33 g of fat. For comparison, in 100 g of beef contains only 27,4 g protein. The content of calcium and phosphorus in insects is similar to duck eggs.
Termites
Each rainy season the water expels from the burrow swarms of termites and the inhabitants of the African Savannah collecting their baskets, and then cooked and eaten in many different ways.

How to eat: Insects are usually fried or baked in pastry. Eaten with the fingers. An exceptional treat is the uterus termites: it can reach huge sizes up to 10 cm and has a bloated abdomen. It is served together with fruit.
Taste: similar to beef jerky.
Than useful: the Termites are rich in protein, fats and vitamins.
The larvae of bees
In China beekeepers eat bee larvae. Therefore, beekeepers are distinguished by their power and virility. Moreover, not only in China but also in Russia, bee-keepers have long eaten “bee worms” in the comb.
How to eat: raw right in the comb with honey. Fried with salt and pepper, they are a great snack to beer. They even prepare a paste.
The taste: in its raw form, have very exquisite taste creamy and sweet.
Than useful: the high content of useful minerals.
N 19. Ants
In South America the most popular desserts are the ants.
As it is: alive! The ants must move. In a sweet syrup, or a sauce, dessert or teaspoon. In expensive restaurants giant ants served in a tartlet with black currant.
Taste: have a subtle lemon flavor.
Than useful: carbohydrates and vitamin C in its purest form!
N 20. Bedbugs
In Mexico is found a special type of bug that has a strong flavor resembling a mixture of mint and cardamom.

How to eat: like ants, eaten alive, honey or sweet sauce.
The taste: something minty and sweet.
Than useful: the carbohydrates and nutrients of propolis.

N 21. Quoi
National Ecuadorian food. Quite popular and relatively expensive dish.
In Russia this animal known as a Guinea pig. And in Ecuador its very beginning they are bred for food.

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