12 Unusual Delicacies Of The World You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Do you ever just get bored of eating the same old food and crave for something new ? Or do you visit another country and feel a little adventurous to try a dish local to that country? You may want to think twice when you read about the following delicacies native to their land (P.S.- not for the faint hearted ones):

 

1) Durian

Known as “king of fruits” and the national fruit of Indonesia, Durian is a fruit generally described as one of the smelliest fruits emitting a foul odour of rotten eggs. But looks (and smell) can be deceptive for the filling is a thick, creamy custard like flesh which is very sweet.

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2) Monkey Brains

Western countries love it even though the act of slaughtering a monkey and eating it’s brain is considered as cruel and crude.

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3) Haggis

It is a dish which is basically a sheep’s stomach stuffed with the sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, onions, oatmeal and spices. Lost your appetite yet? If not, you should definitely visit Scotland to try out this dish.

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4) Snails

Known as Escargot, these ground snails are generally cooked with wine, thyme, garlic and butter. Served as snacks. Really popular in Italy.

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5) Frog Legs

They actually taste like chicken. But the thought of having frog legs is creepy. South East Asians love it.

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6) Steak Tartare

Everything in this dish is raw. The steak is pounded raw ground beef served with a raw egg on top and few raw vegetables to go with it. Even the native French waiters having second thoughts while serving it.

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7)Kangaroo

It is the included in the staple diet of Australians and actually has high protein and low fat content. It is a really gamey piece of meat and can be rather chewy if not cooked properly.

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8) Pickled Eggs

A favourite to the British locals, pickled eggs literally means sticking hard-boiled eggs in a jar full of vinegar and removed once the liquid has successfully penetrated the yolk, making it extremely sour in taste.

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9) Casu Marzu

A Sardinian favorite, Casu Marzu is sheep milk cheese. And if you ever find live, wriggling maggots in it, that means it’s the perfect time to eat this cheese. Bon Appétit!

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10)Eskimo Ice Cream

Craving for some? Don’t! This ice cream is made from reindeer fat, seal oil, fresh snow, berries and ground fish.

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