Everybody loves food. It’s no surprise that lately, there are numerous TV shows that are centered on it. Every day, top chefs create and share new mouth-watering recipes, and notable food critics rate and suggest places where we can have the best dining experience. While most of us experiment on our own dishes at home or religiously watch cooking shows to learn a new technique for a common cuisine, some people travel to distant places just to taste various exotic foods.
Every country has one or two sumptuous delicacies to offer; however, these dishes are not as appetizing and appealing for some. I know most of us are curious to try new tastes and flavors. But would you dare eat these 10 delicacies that most people find shockingly revolting?
Warning: Some individuals may find this article not only disgusting but cruel.
#10. Japan's Tuna Eyeball
Giant stewed eyeballs are regarded as a delicacy by people with “rare tastes” in Japan. Some people find this a delectable meal especially once they are able to savor the part of the eye that becomes jellied after being stewed for hours. They do not eat the eye sockets and the pupils though.
#9. Italy's Casu Marzu
Otherwise known as “maggot cheese”, this delicacy from Sardinia, Italy is made from goat’s milk much like pecorino. Sardinians cut a hole in the middle of the cheese and then they take it outdoors to allow flies to lay eggs on it. The eggs will eventually develop into maggots which will eat the cheese. These maggots would then secrete digested fats, sugars, and proteins which contribute to its fermentation.
Sardinians believe that the cheese should only be eaten while the maggots are still alive. However, consuming casu marzu can be quite challenging as the maggots tend to jump as high as six inches when they’re disturbed.
8. Beijing's Deer Penis
For thousands of years, animal reproductive organs such as deer penises are a well-known delicacy in China, particularly in Guolizhuang Resturant in Beijing. They simply believe that these can cure an individual’s kidney and erectile problems. They also think that a deer’s heart and blood can safely cure erectile dysfunction within 30 minutes.
#7. South Africa's Sheep Head
Apparently, a sheep’s head makes for a delicious stew and the best parts are the animal’s chewy eyes and ears. This delicacy is prepared by removing the animal’s brain and flesh first. Then they dice the meat and add spices before they cook it.
#6. Kentucky's Squirrel Brains
This was considered a regional delicacy until doctors discovered that some squirrel brains were infected with a variant of mad cow disease.
#5. Thailand's Bat Paste
Yes, bats are considered a great delicacy in Thailand despite the fact that some of these creatures often have rabies. To prepare this exotic cuisine: catch a live bat and then dunk the poor animal in boiling milk. Let it simmer until the bat becomes soft enough to mash into a paste. Add herbs and spices to the mix and there you have it!
#4. Vietnam's Hot Vit Lon
This delicacy is a soft boiled fetal duck between 16 and 20 days old to be more specific. Hot vit lon is also a common delicacy in China, Cambodia, Laos, and in the Philippines where it is called “Balut”.
#3. Alaska's Stinkheads
Stinkheads are just fish heads that were left in the ground for weeks. Actually, they just place the head of the fish and its innards inside a barrel or a plastic bag. Then they’d bury it and wait until it has thoroughly fermented. The Yupik people commonly use king salmon for this particular delicacy.
#2. Thee First Nation Peoples’ Moose Noses
Hunters often present moose noses as gifts to their elders. This delicacy, which the First Nation peoples’ consider a “choice food”, is quite easy to prepare. First, they build a fire and let the moose’s nose rotate for at least a minute to singe all of its hair. Then they cut off all the remaining hair and skin. They can simply slice it and season the dish with salt and pepper or they can make a stew out of it.
#1. China's Human Fetuses
Some people claim that human fetuses are considered a delicacy in China. Some corrupt medical staff also sell aborted fetuses and still born babies which will be dried, crushed, and placed into capsules with herbs. Shocking indeed, but true.
So, which of these 10 delicacies do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Albinos Hunted in Tanzania, Body Parts Prized by Witchdoctors and Sold as Lucky Charms
This gross practice should go away! Albinos are being attacked by killers and witchdoctors to sell their body parts.
Warning: Graphic Content
Although it is considered a rare disorder, albinism is a skin condition that can be found in all ethnicities. This defect is characterized by a lack or absence of pigmentation in the eyes, skin, and hair caused by the lack of melanin. Most albinos are also visually impaired plus they have a higher risk of getting skin cancer from constant exposure to UV rays.
Despite all these difficulties, albinos are, sadly, being treated with discrimination and disrespect sometimes. There are people who would ridicule and bully them for different reasons. Worst of all, some of these albinos are being attacked in an attempt to sell their body parts as lucky charms – such as what’s happening in Tanzania right now.
Currently considered by the United Nations as the “most dangerous country for albinos,” there have been 156 reported cases of albinos being attacked, mutilated, or murdered in Tanzania since 2006.
Woman Gave Birth Inside the Car on The Way to Hospital, Husband Caught it On Tape!
After 45 minutes of driving, the woman felt her water broke and soon after, she heard her baby’s loud cry!
Giving birth after nine months of carrying a life inside the womb is the pinnacle of every mother's pregnancy journey. Couples wait for that ultimate day by preparing physically, emotionally and psychologically. But sometimes, no matter how much they suit up, unexpected events happen and with that, it can be said that no one can ever be prepared for battle.
A viral video that has been circulating online got the attention of many viewers because it features a woman giving birth in the car, while her husband drives. The Houston couple was driving to the hospital but in the middle of the drive, the woman felt her water broke and soon enough, a newborn's cry was suddenly heard.
"He came out right in the car! Oh my god. You're beautiful! Oh my goodness! What do I do?" the mother said.
Doctors Shocked to Find 5Ft Long Hairball inside Teen’s Stomach
Hopefully, she’ll overcome her strange addiction.
Disclaimer: Photos are very Graphic
A giant hairball was removed by doctors from the stomach of a teenage girl addicted to eating her own hair.
The 15-year-old girl named Kavita Kumari has been suffering from a hair-pulling disorder called Trichotillomania. For the past year, the teenage girl had been swallowing single strands of her hair. Her addiction became so severe that she resorted to even picking up or plucking her classmates’ hair strands and eat it.
Through time, Kavita lost her interest in eating and would vomit every time she was force-fed. The teenage girl often complained of weakness and severe abdominal pain.
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