When you watch certain reality shows they make the contestants carry out some crazy tasks. Sometimes we have to look away in disgust because the things they are forced to do for a few points is horrible. Is there anything in particular that makes you squirm even through you’re not the one doing anything? If you ask most people they will probably tell you it’s when someone is made to eat or drink the most repulsive things known to man.
You think what they are eating is akin to torture, but there are some countries in the world where the things people put in their mouth are actually a delicacy. A huge percentage of the population might think nothing of it and they will stuff their face with these rancid treats on a daily basis. I don’t know which ones frighten you the most, but we can find out right now because we will take a look at some of the most weird and wonderful food and drink from around the world.
Instead of just eating a normal egg like everyone else, people from the Philippines decide to let a fertilized egg develop until it turns into an embryo. It’s then boiled in a nice pot along with all the other dead embryos and served with chili vinegar. The trick is to crack the egg so you can sip the delicious liquid from the shell. You then put the embryo in your mouth and start eating while making sure you crunch hard to break all the bones. Now just throw the shell away.
This one throws up a lot of moral issues. Would you really eat man’s best friend? I’m sure the people who have a pet dog would probably be sick at the mere thought of putting ‘Buster’ inside their mouth. In some countries they do eat dog because it’s part of their diet. One disgusting thing I’m sure everyone would disagree with is when the chefs beat the dogs before killing them. They think the added adrenaline inside the meat will give virility to anyone who eats it.
Have you even eaten poo before? Of course you’ve not and there is no way you would put any inside your mouth in a million years, unless of course you decide to try kopi luwak. The Asian palm civet eats coffee beans which pass through its digestive tract. Once it relieves itself, someone has to dig through its feces to pick out the beans. They are then used to brew coffee which happens to be the most expensive on earth.
When you’re walking down the street and you see a rat rummaging through a bag of rubbish does it make your belly rumble? Do you want to pick it up and start eating it? Some people might have to eat cane rat because they don’t have access to anything else, but that doesn’t mean to say it tastes good. It tastes the exact same as you would expect a rat to taste like. You can try it out for yourself if you’re ever in China.
Once upon a time there was a man who lived in Iceland. One day he thought it would be a good idea to bury a basking shark inside a gravel pit for 3 months. He still wasn’t hungry once he dug it out, so he decided to hang it and let it dry out for another 2 months. He finally decided to eat it and he was nearly sick, but he didn’t want people to think he was crazy so he said it tasted great. It soon became popular and everyone now eats it with a smile on their face as they tried to hold in their vomit.
Phil Hughes is a food lover and regularly visits the seafood restaurants in Nashville, TN. He often travels around the world and likes to try out various dishes and so has listed some of the most weird ones in today’s post.