Unusual Foods You Might Not Ever Get The Pleasure Of Trying

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Food can be an amazing thing to experience. We are lucky that in this day and age it is no longer just for survival, but we can now enjoy the delicacies and experiences other cultures have to offer. Eating unusual foods has now become a thing for some people. They strive to travel to different places just to try the different foods on offer. It can even be described as a hobby for some people.

 

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Balut

Balut isn’t for the faint hearted. It is a duck or chicken embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It is most commonly sold as a street food delicacy in places like The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. It is recognised a high source of protein and is very common in these countries. They can found in stores as well as eating establishments. However throughout the rest of the world, it isn’t as popular due to animal welfare and how people feel about it.

 

Fried Spider

You will find fried spider in some regions of Cambodia. Again it is seen as a delicacy that is a common street food in that side of the world. Most often it is fried in salt, chilli flakes and pepper. It has been described as tasting like a bland version of cod or chicken. You can also get deep fried tarantula if you are a little more daring. This one is more for the people who perhaps don’t have a fear of spiders. Yikes!

 

Caviar

Caviar is an expensive delicacy most associated from the Beluga fish roe found in the Black Sea. It is mostly served on a spoon as a delicacy or spread over melba toast. It consists of salt cured fish eggs which can be fresh or pasteurized. It’s one of those things that you will either love or hate it. But if you get the chance to try it you should. However, most people associate caviar with the rich and famous.

 

Casu Marzu

Casu marzu, when translated into English, means rotten cheese. It’s as simple as that, and it is exactly what it states. It’s traditionally a sardinian cheese made from sheep milk. This cheese goes beyond normal fermentation of cheese. A larva is deliberately introduced to the cheese. This promotes an advanced level fermentation and breaking down the fats in the cheese. The cheese then goes soft, and you can then eat it. Some people leave the larva worms in and others don’t. It can leave an aftertaste in your mouth for some hours after eating it.

 

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Roasted Rat

Roasted rat on a stick is becoming a delicacy in Vietnam. You will find it as a street food or served in restaurants. You would be surprised that this roasted rodent costs more than pork and chicken in Thailand and other Asian countries. While it may not be your first choice, it is seen as a treat in these countries.

 

Maybe this has inspired you to perhaps try one of these foods at some point in your life.

 

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Delectable Stone Crab Claws with Mustard Dip

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Stone crab claws are greatly desired delicacy typically served chilled or hot in various ways with different sauces according to one’s preference.  The meat is so sweet that can be eaten as is but I prefer to eat it with a mustard sauce for an enhancing claw dining experience.

Fresh Florida Stone Crab

Photo credits: larryjh1234 – flickr.com

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6 Stinky Cheeses that Will Make Your Mouth Drool and Your Nose-Hairs Curl

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The aroma given off by a wheel of cheese is often the best indicator of quality. Looking for the best tasting cheese? Head right for the cheese with an odour so pungent that it will make your head spin. Here are 6 cheeses that are so delicious that they raise a stink.

Stinking Bishop

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There are a many varieties of cheese that stink. But, to have the word ‘stinking’ included in the name leaves no doubts about the cheese’s odour pedigree. The odour from the cheese is thanks to the Stinking Bishop pear, found locally in Gloucester. Perry made from the Stinking Bishop pear is used to rinse the cheese during the ripening process. With one rinse every four weeks until it’s ripened, the cheese is bound to have a pungent odour. Stinking Bishop cheese is not produced in large quantities and demand for it is always high.

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Churros con chocolate snack treat

I’ve been craving for churros lately; yesterday I was able to satisfy my palate with it when my husband asked me for a lunch date :D.

 

Churros are fritters, crispy brown  on the outside yet soft and juicy inside with a tang of cinnamon.  They look like big French fries but with no hint of tasting like one as it is more like a doughnut on a long shape. 

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A Delish Brownies Discovery

My husband and I decided to just to sit down and take a coffee break while waiting for our two sons to finish their magazine shopping in the bookstore one weekend.

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Bohol’s Peanut Delicacies

A family friend of ours brought us “pasalubongs” from their family vacation in Bohol.  First time that we have tasted a peanut finger and peanut kisses, it was good!



My kids, my husband and I feasted on it while watching a dvd movie last weekend. We finished all the 5 boxes of the peanut finger cookies, lol. Now, my husband is considering Bohol as one of  our destinations for our family escapade come summer vacation, not only to commune with nature and view the fascinating Chocolate hills but also to experience and try more of their famous food specialties and delicacies.
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