Different peoples have their own ideas about food – so the boundaries between edible and non-edible are very, very conditional..
The most unusual food in the world
I bring to your attention a series of photographs of the most extreme dishes… As for me, I would definitely not eat any of the following…
Frog juice (extracto de rana)
1. I'll start my post with this cute Peruvian woman throwing a pre-cleaned frog into a blender to make frog juice (extracto de rana), considered in Peru as a powerful aphrodisiac – a means of increasing sexual activity.
Dog meat is a traditional food of Asian peoples
2. To my great regret, but in some Asian countries they eat dogs. The photo shows a dog market in South Korea, where the meat of our “smaller friends” is bought up by the owners of cafes and restaurants. Dog meat is a traditional food for many Asian peoples.
3. Rat meat is quite popular in Vietnam. Usually the Vietnamese do not eat gray flea rats from garbage dumps, which, I think, came to your mind now when you hear the word “rat”. They mainly eat field rats that eat snails and cereals.
4. This Peruvian is about to cook a guinea pig dish. These animals are considered a delicacy in Peru, as well as in many other regions of South America.
5. As soon as they do not eat snakes in Asia. Soups are boiled, fried, steamed and even their blood is drunk from them. Their meat is considered very healthy.
Eggs and embryos of a cobra
6. In Taiwan, cobra eggs and embryos are considered a special delicacy. The Taiwanese are sure that they have healing properties.
7. Bats are eaten on the Indonesian island of Bali. The most common way to cook them is grilled or deep-fried. They are also added to soup or simply stewed with their meat.
8. And this Chinese woman is photographed eating a real penis. Whose he is exactly is not clear, but most likely canine. The fact is that in China, many restaurants offer dishes from the penises of more than 30 different animals. They are considered extremely useful.
“Elite dish” – lemurs
9. In Madagascar, restaurants serve lemurs as an “elite dish”. Because of this, some species of these endemic animals are currently on the verge of extinction.
10. And in the Zhejiang province in eastern China, chicken eggs boiled in the urine of little boys are considered a special delicacy.
11. While at one of the bus stations in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia, you can buy a couple of crunchy spiders seasoned with garlic. They are sold here by numerous street vendors.
12. Many restaurants in the Colombian city of Barichara serve kulonas, a sauce made from an especially large variety of ants.
13. And this handsome Saudi man is chewing on the legs of a thorntail. Many in Saudi Arabia believe that the blood of this lizard can heal numerous diseases and strengthen the body.
14. And to continue the topic of frogs: in Vietnam, one of the most popular dishes is – a frog in any form! They are fried and boiled and marinated there.
Well, I will end my “appetizing post” with a brave American drinking the blood of a cobra while taking survival courses in the jungle in Thailand. During these courses, US Marines were taught to catch cobras and drink their blood.
Survival courses, Thailand
Girl drinking cobra blood