10 Extreme Cuisines and Where to Eat Them
Take your food adventures to the next level by tasting some of the extreme cuisines from around the world. Here are some of the exotic and strangest foods and where to eat them.
1. Balut – Philippines
What is it: Hard-boiled fertilized duck egg which is a popular street food in the country
2. Beondegi – South Korea
What is it: Boiled or steamed silkworms often found at street food stalls in South Korea
3. Casu marzu – Italy
What is it: Sheep milk cheese that contain small maggots that are said to add more flavor to the cheese
4. Chicken’s feet – East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America
What is it: Chicken’s feet is a popular dish in many countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America among others. Often cooked and served with soup, as a side dish, or a main dish.
5. Crocodile meat – Southeast Asia, Africa
What is it: Crocodile meat, usually coming from farmed sources, is a popular treat in some countries around the world. It is said to taste like chicken.
6. Fried spiders – Cambodia
What is it: Deep fried tarantulas or spiders commonly sold by street food hawkers in Cambodia
7. Frog juice – Peru
What is it: Extracto de rana or frog juice is believed to be a strong aphrodisiac and good for the brain
8. Hákarl – Iceland
What is it: Fermented Greenland or basking (Somniosidae) shark
9. Rocky Mountain Oysters – USA
What is it: The name is a misnomer because there are no oysters in this dish. This food is actually deep fried bull testicles.
10. Shirako – Japan
What is it: Milt or sperm sac of male cods often served cooked or raw