Delicacies from around the world

N 1. Balut

Location: Philippines
This duck egg, an embryo which has already grown a beak, feathers and grew, and then it is cooked. It is said that the stone is especially pleasant crunch. Eat it in Cambodia.

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N 2. Pacha

Location: Iraq
Simply boiled sheep's head.
We in Kazakhstan, it also served to the table and cut up her most respected member of the family!

N 3.Vino of mice

Location: Korea
This traditional health drink drink in China and Korea, to taste it, they say, like kerosene. Small little mice, yet blind, lay in the bottle of rice wine. Touching.

N 4.K.Lyutefisk

Location: Norway
This cod, soaked in alkaline solution to such an extent that could corrode the silver fillet utensils.
In principle, the alkali used for cleaning pipes, destruction weeds, burning the horns of the cows and so on, but some argue that lutefisk is quite edible.

N 5. Casu Marzu

Location: Sardinia, Italy.
This goat cheese, the infected cheese flies. Result: decomposing stink bombs, moth larvae.
Translucent larvae are able to bounce, so you need to protect your eyes. Taste burns language implies smelly cheese called liquid lagrima - tears, and the larvae are not digested and can begin to multiply, causing vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Cheese is a delicacy in Sardinia, but its manufacture is illegal. Yeah, exactly where at least someone is willing it is - it is banned. Ie in other places - no.

N 6. Eskamoles

Location: Mexico
It liometopumovyh eggs giant black ants who live in agave. Collect the eggs damn dangerous job, because that ants are poisonous and do not like people.
The consistency of the egg about as cottage cheese. Usually eaten in tacos with their sauce Guacamole. They taste pretty good, so buying in Mexico, something of ethnic cuisine, you may not notice that the ants ate the eggs.

Live octopus

In Korea, the octopus is considered a great delicacy. You see and you can select it in large aquariums, which are typically located at the entrance to the restaurant. They love it, and older men and young girls.

As there: Right there you need the octopus head, then he did not strangle you with their tentacles. But for thrill-seekers, the octopus is usually cut into small pieces, about 1-2 cm and served with kimchi (Korean cult dish - pickled cabbage in a special way). Pieces of tentacles wrapped in kimchi and eat.
The taste: how overcooked squid. That is hard.
The beneficial: did not contain fat.


In Cambodia, the noble delicacy, almost like black caviar in the West is considered to be a large spider "a-ping" - a kind of poisonous tarantula. This signature dish Skuon village near Phnom Penh. Do not be afraid of frightening appearance of spider with large fangs, palm-sized adult male. Before you start cooking, you need to find a spider, get out of the hole and pull out the poisonous fangs. Then arthropod slowly roasted on an open fire (required on the wood) with the addition of large amounts of salt and garlic. When a black chitinous shell will acquire a reddish-brown hue, a spider with a crisp and very tender inside ready for use.

As there are: desirable piping hot, the best hands.
Taste: reminiscent of the chicken.
The more useful: provides high-quality protein and almost devoid of fat. It helps relieve back pain and a cure for certain diseases of the respiratory system. Spidery legs, abdomen and poisonous jaws insist on rice wine - it turns dark brown turbid liquid, which raises the overall tone.


Scorpions eat not only in Asia. The elite restaurants in New York and Amsterdam spoiled exotic delights audiences are treated to a snack of cheese scorpion on a pillow surrounded by lettuce.

As there are: - Better off without legs and head. The body inside is white, sometimes brown color. By the time of preparation is not toxic. It is considered a delicacy. In Chinese restaurants, scorpions often cook for a couple and served on a thin cake with a light sour sauce and vegetables.
The taste: exotic dish, crispy, if a scorpion inside is not empty, it has a slightly bitter taste.
The more useful: it is considered an aphrodisiac.



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