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12 of the Most Exotic Dishes From All Over The World

If you thought you've had your fair share of weird food, here are some that are considered delicacies all over the world.

Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. If you’re eating something while reading this, we suggest checking out this list some other time.

Well first off, what’s weird for some may be delectable for others. There are some cultures all over the world who wouldn’t bat an eyelash at eating some weird creature you’ll only see on the Discovery Channel.

So whether you’re an extreme eater looking for your next dish to devour or just someone looking for a new gustatory experience, this list is for you.

Another warning: Some of these images may be offensive to some readers.

1. Cooked alligator

Source: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

This a whole cooked alligator served at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner, an event held at Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

2. Frog smoothie

Source: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

This skinned frog is about to be turned into a smoothie at San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru.

3. Boiled rats

Source: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

At Lilongwe, Malawi, this young boy is selling boiled rats on the side of the road.

4. Dabb lizards

Source: Mohamed Hwaity/Reuters

Uromastyx lizards or dabb lizards are believed to strengthen the body and treat diseases in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

5. Urine-boiled eggs

Source: Aly Song/Reuters

These are hard-boiled eggs cooked in boys’ urine, served as a springtime delicacy in Dongyang, Zhejiang, eastern China.

6. Maguey worm taco

Source: Henry Romero/Reuters

This is a maguey worm taco garnish served in Mexico.

7. Grasshopper taco

Source: Henry Romero/Reuters

Another extreme taco is this one made with grasshoppers.

8. Locusts

Source: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Locusts are actually a nutritious food. This one is from Brussels.

9. Insect macarons

Source: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

These macarons are garnished with dehydrated insects. They’re made by Micronutris, a European firm that raises insects for consumption.

10. Mealworm quiche

Source: Jerry Lampen/Reuters

This is a mealworm quiche, a possible solution (at least according to scientists) to ending world crisis as it educates cultures about the many ways insects and other critters can become a delicacy.

11. A bloody frozen pudding

Source: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters

This is a frozen pudding made from fresh duck or pig blood, a popular dish in Southeast Asia.

12. Cobra patties

Source: Dwi Oblo/Reuters

A Chinese restaurant in Yogyakarta serves hamburger patties made of cobras. Some consumers say it can cure skin diseases like asthma and sexual dysfunction.

Would you dare to eat any of these dishes? Share this with your daredevil friends!

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