Would you try these 21 national dishes from around the world?

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Every country has its own famous national dishes that might look a little peculiar to people living on the other side of the globe. So, if you’re a professional traveler, then you might have come across some of these famous national dishes. If not, these will come as a bit of surprise. So try not to be disgusted or feel nauseous at the mere sight of them. Some people, somewhere, are actually eating and calling them delicacies, so there is something delicious about them, something that many would call an “acquired taste”.

1. Smalahove, Norway

It’s a whole sheep’s head!

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2.Deep-fried Oreos, United States of America

Ever thought of cooking an Oreo? Apparently, someone did.

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3. Surströmming, Sweden

Fish, fermented for six months in water with salt. After opening the can, the smell is quite…powerful.

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4. Soondae, Korea

Actually, this is a Korean street food. Basically, it’s blood sausage and liver.

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5. Flæskesvær, Denmark

Pig’s skin in boiled-then-baked salty strips, almost too hard to eat.

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6. P’tcha, Israel

Jellied calves feet, very popular especially among Polish people.

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7.Century eggs, China

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8. Soused herring, Netherlands

Raw salty herring that can be eaten on bread or not. It depends on your taste

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9. Frog legs, France

One of their most famous delicacies. Frog legs fried with parsley and garlic sauce.

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10. Kercha, Algeria

Stuffed sheep’s stomach!

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11. Butod, Malaysia

“Butod”, sago grub or sago worm, this Malaysian delicacy looks quite uncanny.

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12. Vegemite, Australia

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13. Arroz de Cabidela, Portugal

Rabbit or chicken cooked in its own blood with rice and water and a little bit of vinegar.

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14. Balut, Philippines

I don’t know what you see here, but it’s actually a duck embryo.

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15. Mopane worm, Africa

Large edible caterpillar

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16. Sea egg, Barbados

Sea urchin which you can eat fried, stewed, sautéed or raw in combination with lemon juice.

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17. Cuy Asado, Ecuador

This is a fine grilled guinea pig.

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18. Zwiebelmettwurst, Germany

Raw minced pork with onions or bacon, depending on your taste.

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19. Chapulines, Mexico

Basically, fried crickets from Mexico.

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20. Durian, Thailand

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21. Basashi, Japan

Raw horse meat sliced thin and served with ginger, green onions, soy sauce, much like sashimi, only that it’s horse meat and not fish.

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Via truthinsideyou.org


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