15 Weird Food Around The World One Must Know Before One Dies
It’s time to take a trip around the world and delve into all the weird foods our species like to chow down. Unfortunately, the world isn’t only full of those tasty breakfasts we spoilt you with a while back — if only.
Here are some of the weirdest and most intriguing eats from all corners of the globe.
1. Cat dung Coffee Beans — Indonesia
They may not look (or sound!) very pleasant but these cat excrement coffee beans are prized by gourmets around the world. The Luwak, a cat-like animal, consumes the ripe coffee beans and excretes them whole.
2. Fried Spider From Cambodia
Available throughout Cambodia, but a speciality in the town of Skuon, this creepy crawlies have been deep-fried in garlic oil until crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Typically of the tarantula variety, the practice of eating these spiders may have started during the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge when villagers had to find alternative sources of food. Spiders are often sold to travellers passing through town and looking for a quick snack. Besides being full of protein, rumour has it that they are even said to increase the beauty of the consumer.
3. Bird’s Nest Soup
For hundreds of years, the Chinese have used saliva nests in their cooking, primarily in this soup. While there are many varieties, bird’s nest soup as a whole is one of the most expensive foods on the planet. The red nest variety costs up to $10,000 dollars per bowl.