Eat the living: 10 of the most sadistic dishes in the worldPictolic
Products must be fresh, it is an inviolable rule of healthy eating. But living products is a different question. And we are not talking about those animals that are killed before deliveries to shops and restaurants. No. We will talk about the animals that served on the plate alive. Sounds awful. But in many countries, such dishes are considered a delicacy. We offer you an overview of the most sadistic dishes in the world.
The adherents of the "living food" believe that the meat tastes better if the animal is alive, alive or partially breathed his last breath directly on the plate assembled to eat it. To call such delicacies stunning just not turn the language. They are not what is, but to look at the pictures one can only shudder. Nervous and impressionable look.
1. Huge larvae, Australia
Huge fat larvae can be a delicious meal, at least for Australians. It is no secret that the desert is a problem with the products, so no need to choose. The natives are happy to eat the caterpillars like a wonderful source of protein. Moreover, they do not need to cook. Just find, severing the head and chew until they stop wriggling in my mouth. However, this dish can be served even at the restaurant in the soup or scrambled eggs. Eating becomes a ritual.
2. Sea urchins, Italy
In Italy during a walk along the sea decided to collect sea urchins and then eat them. This is the kind of tennis balls in the thorns that don't look appetizing. But in fact they are meaty and delicious, as they say, the gonads (sex glands). So if you want to try a delicacy should be split in prickly nut and an appetite to eat, as long as it meanders.
3. Sannakji, Korea and Japan
Now it's time to talk about the delicious octopus, but not in the form of frozen seafood cocktail, and sannakji dish, which is served in Japan and Korea. This is a live octopus, served in pieces or whole. His tentacles are still squirming when a plate with a dish I put on the table. The attractiveness of sannakji is those feelings that people experience, chewing the poor animal. However, not all so simple. The dish is quite dangerous, no wonder in some countries it is prohibited. The tentacles are covered with powerful suction cups that can stick inside the throat and strangle the consumer.
4. Bloody clams, New England
Bloody clams produce increased amounts of hemoglobin, and when you open the shell, not just to avoid rivers of blood. Most people simply boil 20 seconds and eats almost raw. So just need to remember that 14-16% gourmets there is a chance of getting hepatitis. This dish is banned in China, but in New England it is served with a citrus sauce.
5. Chilled ants (salad Noma), Denmark
The restaurant Noma, located in Copenhagen, decided that salad with ants is a great idea. Even the price set appropriate: $ 300 per serving. Ants are served with creme fraiche and offered as a substitute for croutons as a gluten-free ingredient. They taste like a blend of ginger, lemongrass and cilantro. And froze them so that they are not so fast I was running.
6. Frugivorous bat, GUAM
Fruit bats eat food in many Asian countries, such as GUAM, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam. They are low in fat, lots of protein, and they taste like chicken. However, on the small island of GUAM locals and serves a very unusual dish: a bat with coconut milk soup. Animal wash, alive, thrown into the boiling water and serve. You should eat everything except the bones and teeth.
7. The spiny frog, Japan, China, Vietnam
In some Eastern countries, mainly in Japan, China, and Vietnam, lunch can bring a live frog, cut into fillets, with a still beating heart. For this special delicacy is grown frogs oxen. Highly impressionable should not order this dish because the skin of a living animal will be removed directly by the visitor.
8. Jumping drunken prawns, Japan and China
Probably in Japan and China decided that sober animal cannot bear the thought that he'll be eaten alive. Therefore it was decided to relieve the shrimp and serve them. They are soaked in either sake or Chinese alcoholic drink Bizzy, and shrimp are starting to jump on the plate and the table. Live shrimp are exempt from the shell dig their teeth into the flesh.
9. Fry eel, Japan
In Japan, eating and eel fry in the same way as the shrimp. Chef Raymond Blanc advises add the vinegar and sake, that they also began to jump. It remains only to swallow them whole. However, there is in the land of the rising sun is another traditional dish is called "Tofu hell", "Hell loach". To prepare it, you need to boil the water, put on the bottom piece of tofu and immediately toss in pan small loaches. They will float on the still cold cheese in the hope to escape and bury it. That's only chance to survive if they have any. As a result, the dish looks like Swiss cheese, but the holes made in it, small fish, not fermentation.
10. Ikizukuri, Japan, China and Korea
Ikizukuri, which is translated as "prepared alive", is a type of sashimi served immediately as he pulled the fish out of the aquarium. The cook only will gut it and serve. The whole process is in the eyes of the customer, which can observe the beating heart of the fish, opening and closing his mouth.
However, this is not the whole list immoral dishes, culinary preferences of people never cease to amaze.