Foods That Will Scare You

  • Fried Tarantulas

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    Tarantula belongs to the family of spiders. Fried tarantula is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. It is believed that the scarcity of food in the villages of Cambodia led to consumption of spiders.

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  • Blood Soup

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    Chicken, duck or pig blood is popularly consumed in places like Shanghai, Poland, Philippines, Korea, Singapore etc. The famous Korean blood soup is made with ox blood and is often used as a hangover cure. Now, that's what we call a bloody good meal!

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  • Balut

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    Balut is a duck embryo which is still developing. It is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. It is a popular street food in the Philippines.

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  • Century Eggs

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    This Chinese delicacy is made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks and sometimes even months. The mixture turns the egg yolk into a dark green colour and imparts a strong smell.

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  • Fruit Bat Soup

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    Considered as one of the most eerie mammals, bats are popularly consumed in various Asian and Pacific Rim countries. The fruit bat soup is commonly eaten in Palau. Fruit bats are considered to be a delicacy and are known to have a flavor similar to that of chicken.

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  • Ox Tongue

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    Ox tongue is very high in fat and is eaten across the world. Interestingly, roast tongue is also a Goan delicacy.

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  • Sannakji

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    Sannakji is a raw Korean dish that consists of a live octopus, cut into small pieces and served immediately. The bite-size pieces are usually still writhing on the plate while the person consumes them.

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  • Scorpion Pops

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    With a variety flavors to choose from, whole scorpions are skillfully encased in these candies. Dangerously sweet!

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  • Smalahove

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    Smalahove is a Western Norwegian dish made from a sheep's head. It is traditionally eaten before Christmas. The entire head is boiled or steamed for a couple of hours and then served with a few sides.

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  • Snake Wine

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    An alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol. It can be found in China, Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia.

  • Tuna Eyeballs

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    Eaten in China and Japan are the eye balls of the tuna fish. To enjoy its delicate flavor, they are simply boiled and seasoned.

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  • Crocodile Paw Dish

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    A favourite in Honk-Kong, Singapore and China, this dish looks humungous on that plate with the crocodilian paw, claws and skin all together. Tastes somewhat like chicken leaving a soft and gelatinous feel on your palate.

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