Top 10 Weirdest Food Delicacies

The Top Ten

1 Balut (Fertilized Eggs)

The concept alone is gross - blackflower

Welcome to top ten reasons I am a vegetarian - Murphypaw

A Filippino dish. It's an egg with a little baby bird in it. - Metal_Treasure

2 Fugu (Puffer fish) Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and is also a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish. Pufferfish are deadly and if the fish is prepared incorrectly it can lead to death (in fact there are numerous deaths reported in Japan each year from the consumption of this delicacy). One pinhead more.

Fugu is puffer fish, the ultimate delicacy in Japan. Fugu can be deadly if not prepared correctly. Puffer fish contains the poisonous toxin tetrodotoxin, which is 1,250 times stronger than cyanide. You could end up paralysed and eventually die from asphyxiation because there is no known antidote. - Metal_Treasure

It can kill you. No way am I ever eating that I - blackflower

3 Bird’s Nest

Bird nests made predominantly out of saliva that are used in Chinese cuisine. These nests are mostly added to soups but also to other dishes.
Price - about $2,500 per kilogram in Asia. - Metal_Treasure

$2,500? Gee whiz, that's a lot of money! I could use that money for house payments instead... but where's the fun in that? - Gg2000

Just plain disgusting - blackflower

4 Fried Tarantulas

I really hope people who only eat this out of national tradition

That comment is awesome. How would something taste like Call of Duty?

A delicacy for tourists in Cambodia. Tarantulas are fried whole - legs, fangs and all. They are seasoned with salt, garlic and chilli. They’re said to taste like a combo between chicken and Call of Duty. 🤣 LOL, I didn't write Call of Duty. Auto correct changed the name of a fish to Call of Duty. Apparently, I can't write the name of that fish because it's gonna be changed again. So I will write it like that "c-o-d".

5 Live Octopus

A raw dish consisting of live octopus typical in Korea. It's called sannakji. Live octopus is cut into pieces, lightly seasoned with sesame oil and served immediately, the tentacles still squirming on the plate. - Metal_Treasure


Inhumane - blackflower

6 Casu Marzu (Maggot Cheese)

Sardinian cheese riddled with insect larvae. The cheese has to be eaten when the maggots are still alive because when they are dead it is considered to be toxic.

It was banned for health reasons but can still be found on the black market in Sardinia and other parts of
Italy. - Metal_Treasure

Why would someone willingly eat maggots? - blackflower

7 Blood Tofu

Chunks of jelly-consistency pig blood. But duck, sheep, chicken and cow blood is also used in China. It looks like chocolate chunks... - Metal_Treasure

Gross but I love your Lists Metal - BreakFastBeast2005

So delicious

8 Century Eggs

Quail or duck eggs preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt and quicklime for a long period of time - weeks or months. The yolk has a strong odor of sulfur and ammonia. The odor of rotten eggs.

They are served at special occasions in China. - Metal_Treasure

OH COME ON! These are good with congee!

9 Escamoles (Insect Caviar)

A Mexican delicacy. It’s the larvae of ants that are found on the tequila plant. - Metal_Treasure

Oh my god this shouldn’t even BE considered as caviar - IceFoxPlayz

10 Bat Soup

Bat Soup is the national dish of Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia. Yup, bats in your soup. - Metal_Treasure

A ticket for starting a world pandemic...CORONA part 2

I don't know about everone eles but I lost my appitite - The_gEEK_GamEr9

The Contenders

11 Kiviak

Absolutely disgusting Greenland delicacy. - TheHabsFan

"Kiviak or kiviaq is a traditional wintertime Inuit food from Greenland that is made of little auks (Alle alle) fermented in a seal skin.
Up to 500 whole auks are packed into the seal skin. Over the course of three months, the birds ferment, and are then eaten during the arctic winter, particularly on birthdays and weddings." - wiki - Metal_Treasure

12 Penis Fish

It's a worm usually served raw with salt and sesame oil in Korea.
In China the worm is stir-fried with vegetables. - Metal_Treasure

yum - jimmynutrin

13 Shirako

Shirako in Japanese means “white children” but refers to the sperm sacs of either Call of Duty, angler fish or puffer fish. Looking like white blobs of goo or miniature brains, they are said to have a sweet custardy taste. Yum - BreakFastBeast2005

I hate autocorrect...BreakFastBeast2005 didn't write 'the sperm sacs of Call of Duty" 😂.
The same happened to me. It's c-o-d and not Call of Duty. - Metal_Treasure

14 Rocky Mountain Oysters
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