You’re essentially eating a duck fetus, so don’t be surprised if you get a mouthful with a beak and feathers. The world famous Haitian cuisine has several influences, including French, African, Spanish, Arab, and those of the Taíno natives. You'd be amazed to learn what disgusting things many people eat by choice. The name means "sow's stomach": The stomach of a pig is used as a casing for a stuffing of potatoes, carrots, pork and spices. Sheep’s head has been a traditional delicacy served in a number of world regions, including the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. ), and while it’s bad for the environment and can spread fatal diseases, it’s often people’s only choice if they don’t want to starve. When it comes to first impressions, this fruit from Southeast Asia gives off a bad one. 1 decade ago. If eating were an Olympic sport, no other country would come close. Ginger The most hated foods, like spinach and fish, are actually packed with nutrients. The ‘jelly’ part makes it sound sweet, like a clear jelly you spread on a nice thick slice of toasted sourdough. If you have seen or heard of a dish that you think is the most disgusting meal in the world please share it with us. Colloquially the dish has earned the name “stink heads.” Essentially the heads of King salmon are buried in the ground in fermentation pits, put into plastic or wooden barrels, even plastic food storage bags, and left to let nature do its thing for a few weeks or more. The heads are then harvested and consumed as a putty-ish mash.Â. The winner will receive $500. Regardless of the risk, in Japan’s most luxurious restaurants trained and licensed fugu chefs deftly prepare fugu for high society types, fugu aficionados, and culinary thrill seekers. “Stink heads” as a distinct ethnic cuisine have been covered in various mainstream media the latest of which is The Food Network’s “Bizarre Foods” show. The balut, though are fertilized duck eggs, incubated or allowed to grow invitro for a certain length of time, usually a few weeks. You might want to consider dropping them to the bottom of your culinary To-Try list. I’ve never seen a nation show so much dedication to consuming anything that walks, crawls, flies, swims, slithers or grows in my whole life until I travelled to China. Prep methods are just as enticing: fermenting, pickling, infusing, boiling, blowtorching, decomposing, and simply served live and wriggling. We certainly can’t deny that in the West we eat some pretty awful stuff (such as sea urchin and tripe), and this list includes a couple of our own “delights”. Country Boy. China Blog. Balut is a popular street food that can be found at many roadside markets. There are even specialty pie shops! You bet it has, though annual deaths resulting from fugu consumption nowadays are few and generally accidental. White meat or dark?Â, The list could go on AND even more interestingly be drawn from the perspective of someone well outside the American diet. Food.If You Grew Up in the ’50s, You’ll Definitely Remember These Foods (Slideshow)In the postwar glow of the 1950s, convenience was the wave of the future. This food made the list solely because the name is misleading and incorrect. 5 should be a hot pick. The world is truly a diverse place especially when you launch a gustatory exploration of what have become curious ick-factor foods for a modernized, watered-down, American palate. 11 of 15. Russia is home to some delicious traditional foods, including a variety of soups, porridges, and stuffed dough pastries. Home. Don’t let that stop you from searching for a chunk along your Italian travels, even if it will run you a steep number of Euros and from a “black market” peddler. Learning Chinese. First, net a bunch of flying mouse, fruit, or fox bats in a remote village. It’s something you’ll find on the menu at many Midwest restaurants—especially in St. Louis—and locals swear it’s delicious. No, seriously, can you? There is no chicken in this dish. That sounds innocent enough until you realize the egg had been fertilized and developed for about 16 to 20 days before being cooked. He didn’t want to be rude, but liver was one of his least favorite foods — and he’s not alone. I absolutely can not tolerate any kind of liver. Even the most devoted cheese lovers may want to hesitate when it comes to a slice of casu marzu. Russia is home to some delicious traditional foods, including a variety of soups, porridges, and stuffed dough pastries. Japanese sushi is notorious in the raw realms. Tired of eating the same thing each night? Certain foods are as '80s as shoulder pads, side ponies, and Teddy Ruxpin. The term simply means meat from wild animals (think gorillas, crocodiles, chimpanzees, lemurs, etc. Yet in Africa, they’re eaten as a spicy snack sprinkled with salt (don’t worry, the stink glands are removed before consumption). You’ll find smoked versions and recipes for sheep’s head soup, usually presented whole and intact, sometimes with brains, often without (risky to consume). Stinkbugs are also sometimes crushed up and added into salsa in Mexico for a little extra kick. BuzzFeed Staff ... plus mayo because WHY NOT. Or when you have an abundance of fruit bats, try this optional Fruit Bat Soup recipe.Â. However regionally traditional the consumption of maggot-laced cheese, it hardly jives with modern food preparation and sanitation mores, therefore the offending cheese is officially illegal. Malaysia's top 40 foods . The potential risk makes fugu even more a thrill to consume and one forbidden to hit the Japanese Emporer’s dinner plate. Raw octopus is common as is still alive octopus, served straight-up on a plate or in a bowl. For one, Soup no. We’ll get you formaggio marcio, don’t you worry.” Reports are it tastes exactly as you might imagine: strong pecorino, the crawly snot-plump bodies of insect larvae, and the slimy fat they’ve made of the digested cheese. We recommend our users to update the browser. Anything still alive and squirming is food for a “most disgusting” list. Anything still alive and squirming is food for a “most disgusting” list. Has fugu killed anyone? Thanks for your help in competing this article! Don't judge a meal based on how disgusting it sounds...because these all sound pretty gross. ... which are like pancakes or crepes. Can you handle it? One of the traditional delicacies is fermented salmon heads. 5. For true gastronomic satisfaction the best chefs are able to prepare fugu laced with a remaining trace of venom, which reportedly tingles on the tongue, providing the eater with a sensory brush with death. 17 Bizarre Foods Every Russian Grew Up With (Besides borscht). The direct translation is “rotten cheese” and rightly so: blocks of otherwise beautiful Italian pecorino cheeses are purposely prepared to become the natural breeding grounds for nests of maggots—the natural harbingers of rot and putrefaction. 1. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger. Bats are part of the native cuisine in Thailand, parts of China, Guam and more, but they are considered notorious disease carriers. And the knowledge that you’re, you know, eating brains. Taran Bassi Sunday 27 Aug 2017 7:00 am. Currently, no type of anti-venom exists to undo what’s done from fugu poisoning. That’s authentic Mongolian barbecued meat, Boodog. Salmon is a staple of the native Alaskan diet and natives have traditionally used all parts of the fish. Not only is horse meat higher in protein than beef, it’s also lower in fat and calories. The meat of these furry beasts, which look similar to beavers, supposedly tastes like dark turkey meat, and it’s often on the menu in Louisiana where it’s common. The tennis ball-sized tuna eyes—which are said to taste like squid—are often braised and served over white or brown rice with a drizzle of soy sauce. Coursing throughout its vital fish organs is deadly venom—tetrodotoxin-- a natural defense system that renders its attackers paralyzed. Chinese people LOVE to eat. Saumagen. They don’t call it “Outer Mongolia” for nothing. Makes even the most unappetizing fried fair foods seem tame, doesn’t it? Inspired by a thread in our Talk community, here's a list of ten iconic '80s foods and some corresponding commercials. I feel like I’ve referenced this episode a lot in my life. © 2007 - 2020 Culinary Schools.org - Contact Us, one forbidden to hit the Japanese Emporer’s dinner plate, make into paste with Thai herbs and spices. Technically, odori don isn’t served while still alive… but the squid’s muscles and nerves are still active when it’s brought to your table. Best of luck with the contest, and thanks for participating! Yuck factor: If you’re a brave foodie and looking for the next aphrodisiac to try, Soup no. Raw seafood is legendary in most Asian cuisines. However, when it comes to gross foods, not all are born from utter necessity. 1. 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