We all have our own personal tastes. Some prefer sushi, and others a juicy piece of steak. But these countries may have taken what they consider delicacies just a little too far. This is a list of the most weird and wonderful dishes from around the world
Fried Grasshoppers, Mexico
Oh no, you did not miss-read. Apparently in Mexico there is nothing more delicious than Chapilines, a dish made from fried grasshoppers. Next time you see one hopping outside your window, remember all you need to do is catch them, fry them, and there you go- dinner is ready.
The ingredients for this dish are just about as weird as the name. Comprised of one ingredient: the fully intact head of a lamb, this delicacy is enjoyed in Norway and is usually kept as a pre-Christmas treat. Yummy.
Balut, South East Asia
The method of making this delicacy is far from ordinary and may leave you with nightmares. Balut, eaten in south east Asia is a developing duck embryo that has been boiled alive and eaten in the shell. Traditionally served with beer- probably to get drunk enough to forget the whole eating experience.
Snake penis wine, Vietnam and Asia
Okay, so it involved a snake, but whether it involves the actual penis of said snake is questionable. This wine, popular in Vietnam and Asia comes with a whole venomous snake in the bottle since snakes are thought to have health properties. Personally, this is one of the only times I would refuse wine point blank.
Arroz de Cabidela, Portugal
Essentially a rabbit or chicken cooked in its own blood and added to rice, water and vinegar. This is not a delicacy for the feint-hearted.
Incredibly ugly, but apparently incredibly nutritious this ‘butod’ is the name used for the delicacy consisting of sago grub or sago worm. Disclaimer: this wormy wriggly bug is eaten ALIVE.
Blood Tofu, China
What looks like delicious chocolate chunks, is actually fat lumps of pig’s blood. However, in China they are not fussy and will also use sheep, chicken, and even cows blood for this bloody delicacy.
Frog Legs, France
The French call it delicious, I call it questionable. But difference of opinion aside, the well-known French delicacy consists of fried frog legs, parsley and garlic source and is said to taste like chicken or fish.
Tuna Eyeball, Japan
Although visually unappealing (excuse the pun), this Japanese dish is said not only to be super affordable but super tasty.
Virgin Boy wee eggs, China
And finally, the strangest of the lot. These eggs are cooked in the urine of young boys. Seemingly a tradition, in spring urine of pre-pubescent boys is collected all over China and boiled with the eggs. The eggs can be sold for double the price. And I am left with absolutely nothing to say except I’ll take my eggs pee-free thank you very much.
And there you have it- the most bizarre delicacies from across the globe. Bon appetit!