The most exotic dishes of the world
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.
33. Kopi Luwak (Kopi Luwak)
The type of coffee, known primarily due to the specific processing method. The word “Kopi” in Indonesian dialect of the Malay language means “coffee” and “Luwak” is the local name of the civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) — small animal civet family. The production process of coffee beans Kopi Luwak is that the civets eat the ripe fruit of the coffee tree (coffee cherry), digest the surrounding the coffee beans and the pulp in the course of defecation excretion coffee grains are then collected by people, washed and dried in the sun. The particular brightness of the taste of the coffee Kopi Luwak is due to the properties of the gastric juice of the civets, which includes Tibetan. Coffee Kopi Luwak is characterized by a balanced taste with a delicate bitterness, a distinct tinge of butter, hints of honey and nougat, as well as a long, steady and pleasant aftertaste.
34. Eggs called Tuntszyan, cooked in boys urine
This dish is very popular in Chinese province of Zhejiang. Every spring the producers of such eggs put in local schools special bucket. All boys under 10 years old have to go to the toilet for a pee in them. Then these buckets pick up and cook them in eggs.
Don’t forget to slightly crack the eggs to soak them in a “brine”. In the air was a smell of urine, which locals call the scent of spring… the Egg goes at 23 cents for things like hot cakes. Locals swept off the shelves all the eggs that are in stock. Some eat up to ten of these eggs a day…
35. Fried bamboo worms
For Thai dish fried in oil bamboo worms — a traditional way to start a meal like a salad or soup for Europeans.The taste and texture of the worms are a bit like popcorn. The dish is incredibly nutritious.
36. Skewers of larvae of the beetle-barbel
The larvae of the longicorn beetles that live in the roots of sago palms is a very popular rustic food in Eastern Indonesia. They have tender flesh, but very dense skin, which takes a long time to chew. The taste of the larvae resemble bacon fat.
37. Dried caterpillars of the mopane with onions
Dried caterpillars of the moth Gonimbrasia belina, a species of South African pavlinovitch living on the mopane trees, is the most important source of protein for the people of South Africa. Sun-dried or smoked caterpillars do not have a special taste, so they are usually fried to a crisp with onions, add to soup, stew in various sauces or served with corn porridge sadza.
38. Cooked wasps
The older generation of Japanese still respected the wasps and bees, cooked many different ways. One of these dishes — hatyoka — the larvae of bees, cooked with soy sauce and sugar. Are on the way and wasps — a dish with them called zubatenko. Despite the high cost, it enjoys strong demand in Tokyo restaurants.
39. Water bugs deep fried
Asian species, Lethocerus indicus, the largest in the family – 12 cm in length, so the Thais just fry them in deep fat and served with plum sauce.The taste of meat water bugs resembles a shrimp. While in Thailand they are eaten whole, the Philippines, tear off legs and wings, and Vietnam make them very smelly hood.
40. Bedbugs with chicken liver pate
To get rid of the unpleasant smell of the herbal bed bugs in South Africa their first long soak in warm water, and then simply dried and gnaw. And the Mexican variety of herbal bedbugs are valued for their strong, medical smell. They make sauces, add to tacos or, to fry, blended with chicken liver pate.
41. Chasma (Hasma)
A dish of frogs, which is a dessert in China. The main ingredient of this dish —the dried fallopian tubes of frogs. It is believed that the ingestion of this food helps to improve skin color, and also has a therapeutic effect on the lungs and kidneys…
42. The swallow’s nest
A true delicacy which is loved by many peoples in South-East Asia. Nests of Swifts eat in Ceylon, Sumatra and Borneo. These thin, transparent white or yellowish white nest – like saliva of the birds, which quickly hardens in the air. The center of trade in these exotic product to Hong Kong, where “swallow’s nest” and bringing many countries around the world and is served in prestigious restaurants.
43. Sperm cod
Served for food lovers across Asia.
44. Dried lizards
In Japan served as a snack to beer.
45. Snake vodka
In Japan it is considered a delicacy vodka Habu-sake. It is made from Habu snake, which is entirely put into a bottle and pour alcohol. Snake infused vodka sell very expensive. Liter Habu-sake costs about $1 thousand, But in Japan there are very few specialists in the preparation of exotic vodka. Therefore, I advise You to be careful when buying Habu-sake.