Now, this one is really interesting. The next on our list of top ten weirdest foods is Kiviak – an inuit food from Greenland. This includes 300-400 auks which are stuffed inside the body cavity, and sealed. The seal is covered with a rock pile for a period of 3 to 18 months. After which the auks are eaten raw. What would this taste like? – One can only wonder!
4. Witchetty Grub
The next weirdest dish on our list of top ten weirdest foods is Witchetty Grub – an Australian dish. It was originally the dish most famous amongst the Australians living in remote deserts. However, slowly and gradually, the taste travelled throughout the country. There are two popular ways of consuming it. Firstly, it may be eaten raw. In this condition, it tastes like almonds. Secondly, it can also be lightly cooked. Its skin becomes crispy, when lightly done. It becomes more like a roasted chicken. The inside of it looks like scrambled eggs.
The next weirdest food that we have on our list of ten weirdest foods in the world is from Philippines. Balut from Philippines is somewhat the craziest one of our list. We all love eggs – in a form where they look and taste like eggs. Right? But In Philippines, eggs are eaten when they are at the development stage. The ducks’ developing embryos are taken and boiled alive, along with the shell. All contents of the egg shell are consumed – wings and beak, included!!! It is flavored with chili, garlic, salt and vinegar. It is one of the most favorite and common street foods in Philippines. Mostly consumed with cold beer, Balut is equally popular among kids and adults. So, next time you are there, you may want to try.
Fugu, a delicacy from Japan is the next to make it to our list of top ten weirdest foods. Fugu is basically a puffer-fish which encapsulated poison – as much as needed to kill 30 persons at the same time. This dangerous yet popular Japanese dish, is prepared by well-trained chefs who receive a special training for years. If anything goes wrong during the preparation of Fugu, the consumer can die at the spot. It is available during its season between October and March – so anyone who would live to risk their life could visit Japan to have this unusual dish. It is prepared in several different ways, such as in stew, or grilled, or most popularly as paper-thin sashimi.
1. Kopi Luwak
So, it is time to know who gets the first position on our list of ten weirdest foods in the world. Kopi Luwak – which basically is a cat poo is at number one, and you know that it certainly deserves the first place here. It is the most expensive coffee available in the world today. Removed from the feces of civets, it is a popular form of coffee produced in Indonesia. It works like this – civets are made to eat juicy coffee berries, so they swallow the berries. After some time when they come out in the form of feces, apparently after the fragmentation takes place in the digestive tract, the feces are collected – aha…real treasure!!!
If you have an appetite for strange food items, then we hope that our entries on the list of top 10 weirdest foods in the world might have helped you pick an item for lunch today. Happy Eating!!!