Results for - 35 Weirdest Foods From Around the World (Part Three)
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If the US series didn't make you squeamish...let me try again! When I ask if you've had this food, please know the question is used loosely in terms of food. I can honestly say I've never tried any of these and don't intend to. If you have - than you're more brave than I am!
1. Jing Leed – Thailand - So, yes, this is a big old grasshopper seasoned with salt, pepper, and chili powder and fried in a big wok. Tastes a little like hollow popcorn skin… except a little juice squirts out when you bite into it. Have you ever had this food?
2. Wasp Crackers – Japan - Yep, you guessed it, it's a biscuit filled with wasps. Think chocolate chip cookies, only the insects replace the chocolate chips. Apparently, the digger wasp, which the biscuit contains, has a pretty mean sting. I wish your tongue good luck. Have you ever had this food?
3. Fried Spider – Cambodia - Fried spider is a regional delicacy popular in the Cambodian town of Skuon, prepared by marinating it in MSG, sugar, and salt and then frying it in garlic. Apparently, it has more meat on it than a grasshopper, but also has brown sludge in the abdomen, which consists of mainly innards, eggs and excrement. Yum. Have you ever had this food?
4. Witchetty Grub – Australia - Part of the Australian 'bushmeat' family, this was another staple of Indigenous Australians in the desert. These can either be eaten raw, when it tastes like almonds, or lightly cooked, where its skin crisps like roast chicken and its insides take on the look and consistency of scrambled egg. Have you ever had this food?
5. Escamol – Mexico - Also known as 'insect caviar', this dish is made of the edible larvae and pupae of ants, harvested from the tequila or mescal plant. Considered something of a delicacy, it is said to have the consistency of cottage cheese and a buttery, nutty taste. Have you ever had this food?
01/25/2021 Food & Drink