Exotic delicacies that are difficult to eat without closing your eyesBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/exotic-delicacies-that-are-difficult-to-eat-without-closing-your-eyes
To taste local delicacies is a mandatory item of the tourist program. Now they even arrange special gastronomic tours. To Paris - for fried frogs, to Vietnam - for rice wine with a snake drowned in it. But, sometimes, you go to some restaurant thousands of kilometers from home, poke at random at the menu — and they bring you something that makes your blood run cold.
A popular snack in China made from chicken or duck egg, which was kept for several months in a mixture of clay, ash and salt. Most often they are eaten without any culinary processing, but sometimes they are used as a component of a salad or added to rice porridge.
Available on sale in any market in Cambodia. In Southeast Asia, it seems, they fry and eat everything that crawls, flies and swims. Don't want spiders? Then eat the locusts.
The Japanese, who are great lovers of experiments with seafood, marinate squid in their own entrails and leave it for a month in an airtight package. You'll lick your fingers!
Translated from the Sardinian language — rotten cheese. In fact, it is not completely rotten, but there are live larvae of a cheese fly inside. Those who want to eat are recommended to wear glasses during meals. Often disturbed larvae jump out to a distance of up to 15 centimeters.
Initially, putting the brains of a cow on bread was invented by the English colonialists in India. For the Hindus, as you know, the burenka is a sacred animal, and the conquerors had fun in this way. These days, such sandwiches are popular in the southern states of the United States.
Braised lamb's head is a popular Christmas dish in Norway. First of all, they eat the ears and eyes. These are, they say,the most delicious parts of lamb. Smalakhove is served most often with potatoes.
Eyes are also loved in Japan. But, of course, of marine origin. Usually tourists have a choice: eat tuna eyes stewed or lightly fried. It tastes vaguely like an octopus.
In Peru, since the time of the Incas, guinea pigs have been bred for food. Dishes made from animals fried to a crisp are called kui. So when you are in a Peruvian village and see guinea pigs walking around the yard, do not be touched. As soon as they reach a certain weight — they will go to slaughter.
The South Korean equivalent of sunflower seeds is steamed or boiled silkworm pupae. Those who have had a chance to try, disagree: the taste of beondega resembles either rubber or wood.
And again about Japanese cuisine. This snack is made from particularly vicious black wasps that actively hunt grasshoppers and dig holes in the ground. Insects are boiled in boiling water, dried and mixed with rice flour dough. For those who are sorely lacking in protein.
A boiled duck egg, in which a fruit with plumage, cartilage and a beak has already formed. The fruit itself, in fact, is eaten. If you are interested, go to Laos, Malaysia or Thailand.