Xyuandbeyond is reader-supported. What will they uncover? On the other end of the economic spectrum are those that practice entomophagy, insect-eating for the fun of it. I love fresh seafood. Plus, a cheetah works tirelessly to raise her three new cubs. Cured pork is another weird food area in Italy, using many parts of the pig. It tasted exactly like you’d expect old alpaca to taste like. There we found carts selling everything imaginable. Demand for this dish in Hong Kong and China is apparently critically reducing the number of sharks in the oceans, causing critical changes further down the food chain. BUT, there is a textural issue. And you thought vegetables were bad. Plus, the Wolfpack must problem solve to get the house back on track in time for the deep freeze. The price of one bowl of soup can set you back 30–100 USD. Hornets are an invasive species and a natural predator of the honey bee. Therefore it's well-known that most non-Japanese people absolutely hate it for its sticky texture, awful smell and bitter taste. Would you try Casu marzu yourself? a person who enjoys food for pleasure. Sounds yummy, right? Learn how your comment data is processed. Perhaps. We were lucky enough to try percebes not once, but twice while we were in Portugal – once in Almoçageme at Adraga Restaurante and the second time in Lisbon at Cervejaria Pinoquio. This traditional sheep milk cheese has a very interesting making process. Why would a grilled chicken butthole have a crunchy bit? As spring approaches, the Kilchers prepare for wildfire season. How do they weave a traditional Turkish carpet? I have read and accepted the Privacy Policy *. It was fairly easy to say yes to the first, as we treated it like mutton. This little business is an institution in Kuala Lumpur and can be found in Petaling Street, the main thoroughfare of the city’s China Town. I’ve eaten quite a few weird foods on my travels- all manner of bugs in SE Asia, a horse burger in Slovenia. Plus, Yogi makes a costly mistake during a two-week stint on the road. From Lavinia at Continent Hop. Sure. Percebes or goose barnacles are crustaceans that live and grow on rocks and ships in the Atlantic Ocean. We tried it. This famous soup is made from a swiftlet’s actual nest. King Cobra is also a delicacy that we eat in Guangzhou. Or you can also add them to tacos or omelettes. Yes, you read that right. Agnieszka from Woldering Around. When the ranch comes under fire from encroaching hunters, Gabe decides to learn to ride a horse as the family constructs a fence around the property. When my Italian hosts were cutting a piece off, we could see the moving worms at the top of the cheese block. Everything from Pig Intestines to Birds nest soup. Written by Barbara at Jet-Settera. Plus, my husband’s little sister said she’d disown us if we ate an adorable guinea pig. A waitress took the bag and prepared our food – she actually cut the tentacles with a scissor, put everything on a plate, added some sesame and our dinner was served! When I lived in Seoul, South Korea for a few months, I got to know the Korean (food) culture quite well and soon learned about one of the local delicacies – living octopus! One of the world’s most controversial dishes, shark fin soup retains a strong but shrinking fanbase in the Hong Kong food scene. Often we Westerners or Europeans simply don’t realize how tastes and food have changed over the years. Disgusting! They’re pretty tasty when flavoured properly, but the bones get on your nerves after a while. The Hornets on my plate had a slightly crunchy texture, they required a little chewing. The terms “gastronome”, “gourmand” and “epicure” define the same thing, i.e. 15 of the Most Unique Restaurants Around the World Martha Li Updated: Aug. 26, 2019 At these quirky restaurants, people come for the atmosphere and stay for the food. What a fascinating array of delicacies. It consists of traditional foods from the land, harvested for centuries for survival and prepared simply if at all. We might not fully understand right now why people around the world eat everything on … Sarah and Nigel from A Social Nomad. We focus on travel in Europe & our new home base Ireland. My kids, Lou Lou and Jaf, are self-pronounced kid-foodies whose motto when it comes to food is to try anything once and then form an opinion on it. And guinea pigs are adorable. I just watched a documentary the other day about seal hunting. Nathan from Foodie Flashpacker. I don’t regret trying it, but these days, I do feel a little guilty every time I see a pet guinea pig. Italian cheese is known worldwide. But years later I’m still left wondering- what was the crunchy bit? Final score: It was like eating a piece of hard chips. There's even a black market of stolen cheeses, but we didn't tell you that. The siblings are forced to make a risky journey. Plus, Josh smashes obstacles that stood in his way all season. So brace yourself, as you’re about to see fish eggs that cost $34,500 per kilogram, and Sushi that could kill you! I’m sure you’ve tried Mozzarella or Mascarpone before. 17 Canadian Foods That Will Make You Say “WTF" Pork spread? I would not have tried either the guinea pig or the old alpaca, and I’m glad someone did it for me. They taste naturally smoky as they’re found within dead mangrove trees. Foreigners like me usually stick to one at a time and often give the cup away after a few bites. Incredible how weird foods provide good nutrients. These are some of my fellow foodie travel bloggers stories about the most unusual food they have eaten while travelling. © 2019 Discovery Networks International. cda Report. Kuddos to them all for trying, I wouldn’t even know where to begin with Percebas. It's late fall and the Browns kickstart their ambitious cabin build. They smell worse than they look and they don’t look too appetizing but they taste surprisingly nutty. One of the most unusual foods I’ve ever eaten was silkworm larvae, aka bundaegi, in South Korea. Wood-worms are famous in The Philippines as a rare delicacy and die instantly as soon as they’re extracted from the plants. ... Finding a hair in your food is always yucky, but most people probably don't know that hair is used in some food … Spending time in the Canadian Arctic, the local food scene isn’t exactly what one might think of nor is it easy to discover. Weird, strange, unique and interesting foods are what we live for here at Travel Food Atlas. 16 Bizarre Fast Food Items That Are Ridiculously Over the Top. Cuy is the guinea pig: it’s usually fried until crispy and you’ll see it in most mercados and on traditional menus throughout Peru. They were very distinguishable as hornets, their relatives buzzed around my head to remind me of their sacrifice. Right next to Teotihuacan – the famous archaeological remains near Mexico City, there’s one of these restaurants that don’t go unnoticed: La Gruta. You can find it canned in most supermarkets but old women cook it on the street in giant vats of a fragrant brow broth. We knew the moment we arrived in Cusco, Peru that we’d have to decide whether we wanted to try the local specialities of the Andes: alpaca and guinea pig. The layer of blubber almost melts in your mouth leaving an oily residue and the skin is like hard rubber. It is considered a pricey delicacy in China. While this is a common texture in Japanese food most people from western countries have probably never tried something even remotely similar! Here’s a list of the 15 most expensive foods. A list of 10 weirdest foods from around the world: 10. 10 Obscure Mexican Foods You’ve Probably Never Heard Of 1. All rights reserved. 18 Dec 2020, 6:06pm A magical place of parties and port: inside Quinta de la Rosa. The ranch faces another crisis when the water supply freezes. Casu Marzu is created by fermentation and decomposition, which is brought about by the digestive action of the live larvae. These edible larvae are harvested from the roots of agave plants, which are only grown in a hot and arid climate. Written by Rob at Stop Having a Boring Life. The cheese was quite tasty and had an interesting texture. The siblings have 30 minutes to rescue as many animals as they can. Lia and Jeremy from Practical Wanderlust. Required fields are marked *. It was an interesting experience. 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