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15 June, 2018

10 More Of The Weirdest Food From Around The World

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10 More Of The Weirdest Food From Around The World

1. Kangaroo – Australia

Historically the staple meat for indigenous Australians, kangaroo is high in protein and low in fat, making it a pretty healthy choice. It’s gamey in flavour and served in multiple ways, from a simple steak to sausages or burgers. Although some animal groups are against the hunting and harvesting of kangaroos for meat, many ecologists see farming native animals as much better for the fragile Australian rangelands than cattle and say it could massively reduce greenhouse emissions.

2. Crocodile – Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa

Not only harvested for shoes (one for all you Jimmy Nail fans out there), crocodile meat is considered a delicacy in many places around the world, supposedly tasting like a cross between chicken and crab. Although crocodiles are protected in many parts of the world, crocodile meat is usually farmed, so is sustainable if not particularly kind or natural.

3. Southern Fried Rattlesnake – United States

A favourite in the Southwestern United States, it’s said to taste a little like frogs legs. Experts advise boiling the meat off the bones before dipping in egg and covering in seasoned salt mix, flour and breadcrumbs. Deep fat fry and munch away.

4. Guinea Pig – South America

A strange one, because again I see this as kind of wrong. Yet I know over here we use guinea pigs in all sorts of medical tests and experiments, which is far worse. Typically served whole and roasted or in a casserole, guinea pig is said to have a similar flavour to rabbit.

5. Turtle Soup – China, Singapore and United States

Made using the meat, skin and innards of the soft-shell turtle in East Asia or the snapping turtle in the United States, this is considered something of a Chinese delicacy. However, after seeing turtles slaughtered in the Hong Kong wet markets I vowed I’d never eat this dish. That and the fact Shredder always threatened to turn the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into turtle soup, the bastard.

6. Starfish – China

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Served dry and covered in hard and spiny armour, this isn’t a snack you want to bite into. According to online accounts, you want to break of a leg and peel open the skin to get at the green coloured meat inside. Hopefully it won’t regenerate in your stomach…

7. Rocky Mountain Oysters – United Sates

Despite the name, these aren’t actually oysters at all. No, they are bull testicles deep in a batter of flour, pepper and salt. Done for breeding purposes rather than specifically for culinary reasons, I guess it’s good they use a part of the animal that would otherwise be wasted. That being said, ow…

8. Balut – Philippines

A developing duck embryo that’s boiled alive in its shell. As well as sounding incredibly harsh, it looks incredibly unappetising. Still, it’s a common street food and is usually served with beers. Can’t say I have the stomach for it.

9. Dragon in the Flame of Desire – China

The rather elaborate name above can be simplified down to yak’s penis. The Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing’s most (in)famous dish, it’s simply a yak’s penis roasted and served in elaborate fashion on a large platter.

10. Shirako – Japan

Another fancy name for an animal’s reproductive organs, Shirako is essentially a cod’s sperm sac. Apparently soft and creamy to taste you can have it served up steamed or deep fried.

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