Different countries, different customs. It is true for gastronomy, too. If you travel around the world, I am sure, you will see many strange things in the given country’s cuisine. There are bugs, eyeballs, worms, snails, frogs…But do not be afraid, give them a chance and taste them once in your life!

Tuna eyeball, Japan

Popular food in Japan, you can find it almost in every shop there.

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photo: Perfect Vacation

Grasshoppers, Mexico, Thailand

Often flavored with salt and chilli.

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photo: Pinterest

Fried spider, Cambodia

Cambodian prepare it with salt and sugar, after that they are frying it.

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photo: The Daily Meal

Snails, France

In France, snails are cooked in a white wine with garlic, butter and parsley and then, it is served in their own shells.

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photo: La Badiane

Ant larvae, Mexico (Escamole)

Ant larvae are harvested from the roots of the agave plant, it is also called as “insect caviar”.

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photo: México Desconocido

Sannakji, Korea

Sannakji is a raw dish in Korean cuisine. Sannakji is made of octopus, that is cut small pieces (while they are alive) and often served with sesame or sesame oil.

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photo: Bibimbap London

Khash

Khash is part of the traditional cuisine in Albania, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bulgaria or Mongolia. This dish contains boiled cow’s or sheep’s head (also brain), feet and stomach.

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photo: Armeniagogo

Balut, Southeast Asia

Balut is actually a developing bird embrio that they boil and then serve from its own shell. Balut which means “wrapped”, is a popular street food in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam or Thailand.

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photo: About Filipino Food

Guinea pig, Peru

People around the world mostly consider guinea pig as a pet. But not in Peru. In Peru, it is called “cuy”, and it is served roasted or fried.

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photo: Escaped to Peru

Casu marzu, Italy

Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian food, made of sheep milk cheese. But why is so special? Well…it contains insect larvae! Furthermore, if you disturb these larvae, they can eat themselves! It depends on you, whether you eat the larvae or not. 🙂

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photo: Pinterest

Bon appetit, everyone! 😉