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!
2.Deep-fried Oreos, United States of America
Ever thought of cooking an Oreo? Apparently, someone did.
3. Surströmming, Sweden
Fish, fermented for six months in water with salt. After opening the can, the smell is quite…powerful.
4. Soondae, Korea
Actually, this is a Korean street food. Basically, it’s blood sausage and liver.
5. Flæskesvær, Denmark
Pig’s skin in boiled-then-baked salty strips, almost too hard to eat.
6. P’tcha, Israel
Jellied calves feet, very popular especially among Polish people.
7.Century eggs, China
8. Soused herring, Netherlands
Raw salty herring that can be eaten on bread or not. It depends on your taste
9. Frog legs, France
One of their most famous delicacies. Frog legs fried with parsley and garlic sauce.
10. Kercha, Algeria
Stuffed sheep’s stomach!
11. Butod, Malaysia
“Butod”, sago grub or sago worm, this Malaysian delicacy looks quite uncanny.
12. Vegemite, Australia
13. Arroz de Cabidela, Portugal
Rabbit or chicken cooked in its own blood with rice and water and a little bit of vinegar.
14. Balut, Philippines
I don’t know what you see here, but it’s actually a duck embryo.
15. Mopane worm, Africa
Large edible caterpillar
16. Sea egg, Barbados
Sea urchin which you can eat fried, stewed, sautéed or raw in combination with lemon juice.
17. Cuy Asado, Ecuador
This is a fine grilled guinea pig.
18. Zwiebelmettwurst, Germany
Raw minced pork with onions or bacon, depending on your taste.
19. Chapulines, Mexico
Basically, fried crickets from Mexico.
20. Durian, Thailand
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.