17 Completely Weird National Meals Only The Natives Would Understand!


One of the things most people are curious about from another country is the dishes of that country. The meal has a very important place in cultural values and attracts attention from tourists.

We have listed different dishes for you from different countries in the world. Some may seem strange in appearance, but what is said about them is that they are very delicious.

It's impossible to know without trying them of course. Who knows, maybe one day we'll travel around the world to see what the taste of the world is like. 😂

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/michellerennex/...

1. Smalahove, Norway

"In Norway, some people gather for a party to eat smalahove, which is basically a cooked sheep's head. The most delicious part according to those who eat it is the eye."

2. Basashi, Japan

"Basashi (馬刺し) is raw horse meat that's sliced thin and served with ginger and green onions with soy sauce (醤油) for dipping. It is basically sashimi, but with horse meat instead of fish."

3. Chapulines, Mexico

"Chapulines are fried crickets from Mexico."

4. Durian, Thailand

"In Thailand, we eat durian, which is known as the smelliest fruit in the world. Some people have compared it to rotting onions and gym socks."

5. Zwiebelmettwurst, Germany

"Zwiebelmettwurst is my favorite German delicacy. It's raw minced pork with onions! It tastes a million times better than bacon and makes me feel like I'm floating."

6. Cuy asado, Ecuador

"I live in Ecuador and cuy asado aka grilled guinea pig is considered a delicacy and is actually very yummy. My husband's family makes it for very special occasions." –Meg Elyse, Facebook

7. Sea egg, Barbados

"A delicacy for us in Barbados is a sea egg. It's basically a sea urchin that we eat. When harvested, the shells are gently cracked with a spoon to open, and then the roe is carefully removed because it's the only part that can be consumed. It can be enjoyed fried, stewed, sautéed, or even just raw with lemon juice."

8. Mopane worm, Africa

"Gonimbrasia belina is a species of emperor moth which is native to the warmer parts of Southern Africa. It's a large edible caterpillar, known as the Mopane Worm or Mopani Worm."

9. Balut, Philippines

"Balut* is so good, I really miss the street food in the Philippines."

*Balut is a developing duck embryo.

10. Arroz de cabidela, Portugal

"In Portugal, we have arroz de cabidela, which is essentially rabbit or chicken cooked in its own blood that's added to the rice with water and a bit of vinegar."

11. Butod, Malaysia

"Known as 'butod' in Sabah, sago grub or sago worm is a popular delicacy. It’s an ugly but nutritious food. However, it’s a test of bravery to put this live wriggling bug into your mouth."

12. Kercha, Algeria

"Kercha or stuffed sheep's stomach is popular in Algeria. We serve it after the Eid, when the sheep has been slaughtered and all the meat needs to get used."

13. Frog legs, France

"One of the most well-known delicacies in France is frog legs. They're usually fried with parsley and garlic sauce. They taste sort of like chicken and fish and are delicious!"

14. Soused herring, Netherlands

"In the Netherlands, we eat brined herring. It's raw herring that's been preserved in salt, and it can be eaten on bread or just whole if you're in a hurry!"

15. P'tcha, Israel

"In Israel, people enjoy p'tcha, which is a dish prepared from jellied calves feet. It's very popular among people with Polish heritage. YUM!"

16. Surströmming, Sweden

*Surströmming is fish that has been fermented for six months, covered in just enough salt to prevent rotting. When opened, the smell can be quite overwhelming.

17. Deep-fried Oreos, United States of America

"My favorite delicacy in the United States is deep-fried Oreos. They embody everything it means to be an American. Commonly found at State Fairs, this is the working man's dessert which goes best with a cold Bud Light. It's overpriced, might give you a heart attack on the spot, and gives you acid reflux so you can lay awake all night reciting the US Constitution."

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