31 Weird Food People Actually Eat Around The World


The food represents a great deal of every nation culture. Some of the national kitchens are famous and the whole world embraced some of their meals, like the Italian for example (somebody said Pizza?!). In this gallery, we will show you some weird food that’s not so famous meals from all around the world which probably most of you haven’t try. They’re, as you will see in the photos, mildly put, weird. Yes, we should not judge the meals we haven’t tasted, but I dare you to do that going through this gallery!

1. Dragonfly is the first in our weird food series

Country: Indonesia and China

Taste: like soft-shell crab

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2. Starfish

Country: China

Texture: soft meat under the shell, something between toothpaste and ground beef

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3. Kangaroo Meat

Country: Australia

Taste: like a mixture of venison and buffalo meat

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4. Jellied Moose Nose

Country: Canada

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5. Wasp Crackers

Country: Japan. They’re exclusively found 100 miles outside of Tokyo in a town called Omachi.


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6. Stargazy Pie

Country: England. Traditional meal of Cornwall fishermen for a stormy weather.

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7. Lutefisk

Country: Norway

Description: ferment aged whitefish in lye

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8. Haggis

Country: Scotland

Description: sheep’s stomach stuffed with sheep’s liver, lungs and heart, onions, oatmeal, and various spices.

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9. Stink Bugs

Country: across Africa

Taste: apple flavour as well as a tranquilizing effect

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10. Akutaq (Eskimo Ice Cream)

Country: Alaska

Description: reindeer fat, seal oil, freshly fallen snow, berries and ground fish

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11. Casu Marzu

Country: Mexico

Description: this cheese is ready to eat once it’s full of thousands of maggots

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12. Beondegi

Country: Korea

Description: the silkworm pupae

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13. Nsenene

Country: Uganda

Description: long-horned grasshopper is a delicacy fried, sun-dried, or boiled.

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14. Witchetty Grub

Country: Australia

Taste: similar to a friend egg with a touch of nutty flavour

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15. Sakuraniku

Country: Japan

Description:  raw horse meat

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16. Jumiles

Country: Mexico

Description: the stink bugs give an extra dash of intense spice to your salsa

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17. Shirako

Country: Japan

Description: male fish sperm sacs

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18. Bird’s Nest Soup

Country:  Southeast Asia

Description: the “nest” is created using bird saliva

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19. Deep Fried Tarantula

Country: Cambodia

Taste:  like spare ribs and include the eggs and excrement inside

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20. Soup Number Five

Country: Philippines

Description: made from bull penis and testicles

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21: Kahsh

This is a soup with boiled cow leg that is mainly served in Turkey and the middle east

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22: Tong Zi Dan

Served in China, also known as ” virgin boy eggs ” because it is eggs boiled in boy’s urine

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23: Scorpion

Mainly served in Thailand and China, it is said that when you fry the scorpion the venom in their tail is neutralized and it has a buttery popcorn taste

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24: Blodplättar

Served mainly in Sweden and it is similar to blood pudding but this type the pork is placed in a pancake form

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25: Cicada

These noisy little bugs are usually deep fried with spices and you can get them in the USA, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand

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26: This weird food is a Muktuk

This is a frozen whale skin that is served with salt and is eaten raw, usually in Greenland

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27: shiokara

Fermented squid guts that are mixed with the squid’s gastric juices and seasoned with a bit of miso, salt, soy sauce, sake, red pepper, and yuzu peel. Usually served in Japan,

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28: Waxworms

A cross between pine nut and enoki mushroom is the taste of these roasted waxworms

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29: Guinea pig

You can get this in South America, you can fry it or grill it and it tastes like a combo of pork, rabbit and you kids dreams.

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30: Southern fried rattlesnake

Get it in the USA, it has been said to have a light and unique flavour

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31: Mosquito eggs

Get it in Mexico, dry them and roast them.

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