Most Strange Street Foods

It’s sure to make you hungry as you wander through exotic places in the Philippines and England. If you are on holiday and want to immerse yourself in the country’s culture, you have many options. You can take in the sights, stay at hotels, or go on long walks. But, if you truly want to know the people, what better way to do that than try the local cuisine?

Street foods can have names that sound better than they are. For example, Tuna Eyeballs, Tuna Eyeballs, and Mice Wine. These street foods cater to local tastes and can challenge traditional dishes. Here are some of the strangest street foods we found around the globe.

Fried Water Beetles in Thailand

You can also find fried insects on the streets. However, the most common street snack is the giant fried water beetle. These water beetles, also known as maeng di, are about 3-4 inches long and fried with oil chilli peppers. They are then eaten like potato chips. This tempting dish is a must-try when you next visit Bangkok (Thailand).

Balut – Philippines

It is a regular hard-boiled egg. Is there anything unusual about it? Yes, the embryo of a duck is still alive inside its shell. Although it looks very strange and wild, this street food is very popular in the Philippines. This dish can be served with beer. This delicious dish is a must-have on your next trip to the Philippines.

Casu Marzu – Italy

Casu Marzu is a rare cheese made with the larvae from flies …. What! This cheesy street food is disgusting and even more horrible! This Sardinian traditional dish is sheep’s milk cheese, famous for its live insect larvae. Some people kill the larvae and store them in the fridge before eating, while others love to eat the live ones.

Tuna Eyeball – Japan

Although the name may sound a little creepy, this dish tastes delicious and reminds me of an octopus. It takes very little time to prepare the dish. To taste, you can boil the dish and add garlic, soy sauce, and other seasonings. It is a must-try when you are walking in Japan.

Hakarl – Iceland

This dish is made from Greenland sharks and can be extremely toxic if eaten raw. The shark is first placed in a grave, then covered with stones for three to four months. After that, the shark is cut into pieces and left to dry for several months before being placed on a plate.

Tip – Hold your nose and don’t spit.

Mopane Worms – South Africa

The worms are another strange street food. They are believed to be full of meat. Locals love the Mopane Worm as a snack. They are first collected from trees, then fried. Mopane worms can be rehydrated first and then fried with chilli sauce. It is a popular choice among travellers who say it is delicious! However, I doubt it.

Andouillette – France

The Andouillette is probably the most disgusting dish you’ll ever eat. The French market is known for the Andouillette, made from pig intestines and onions. It also contains wines, wine, and other seasonings. You can make sausage from the pig intestines. Then, you will fry it up and cover it with mustard sauce. Are you ready to try this disgusting dish? Share your thoughts if you try it.

Isaw – Philippines

If you didn’t know, meat is the most popular dish in the Philippines. Nearly every part is used in different dishes. The pork intestine is Isaw. But before you start making a strange face, you should know that the meat is cleaned inside out several times before being prepared with the sauces. This dish is not very appealing, so try it out whenever you’re in the Philippines.

Winkles – England

Winkles are a fashionable dish that is very popular on the streets of England. These wrinkles can be collected from the shore and used to prepare dinner. To make the winkles taste better, dip them in mustard, mayonnaise, or hot butter. The winkles are most commonly found along the coast of England. Do you plan to try this dish while on holiday in England?

Rocky Mountain Oysters – United States

Oysters may seem strange to some, but these oysters from the rocky mountains are different because they aren’t oysters at all. They are pig or sheep testicles that have been coated in flour and then deep-fried to enhance their taste. It is a delicious way to use a portion of an animal that would otherwise be wasted.

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