Top 10 Unusual Foods Eaten By the People

Eating different kinds of delicious dishes is what many people love to do these days. Even so, it cannot be denied that there are many individuals today who are hooked into eating bizarre food items cooked in the four corners of the world.

In relation to this, here are the top 10 unusual foods eaten by the people:

10. Sannakji


This unusual Korean dish is also known as Sannakji Hoe. It is a raw food consisting nakji, which is a small octopus cut into smaller pieces while it is still alive. After cutting it into smaller cuts, it is then seasoned lightly with sesame oil and sesame seeds. What makes it very unusual is the fact that you will eat alive.

9. Fugu


The truth is, Fugu is the Japanese name of the extremely poisonous sea creature, pufferfish. This is considered to be an unusual food since it is cooked into a delicious Japanese dish in a number of Japanese restaurants that can be found all over the world. Tetrodotoxin is the specific poison contained by Fugu.

8. Fried Brain Sandwich

Fried Brain Sandwich

This is a typical sandwich dish made from sliced breads and fried brain of calves. This is commonly served in a number of restaurants and burger junctions in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. For buttered calves’ brain placed in between of hamburger buns, you should go to Ohio River Valley. In El Salvador and Mexico, tacos and burritos are used instead of sliced breads or hamburger buns.

7. Haggis


This is a bizarre Scottish dish that is made from lungs, heart, liver and some other sheep’s internal organs. These ingredients are mixed together with spices, salt, mutton’s fat or raw beef, and some chopped onions. All the final mixed products are then placed into the animal’s stomach skin. For around 3 hours, these are simmered and cooked.

6. Yak Penis

Yak Penis

This is a very popular bizarre Chinese food item used in cooking a very delicious Chinese dish. There are lots of restaurants in China that are cooking this unusual food and some other animal testicles. One renowned restaurant in the said country that is cooking Yak penis dish can be found in Beijing, and this is none other than Guolizhuang Restaurant.

5. Chicken Cartilage

Chicken Cartilage

Chicken cartilage is a very rare ingredient in a number of delicious unusual snack recipes usually served in a lot of bars and restaurants that can be found in Japan. You can just fried it and then eat when cooked. Depending on your personal preference, you can also savor it with shish kabob. Its chewy texture will surely challenge your mouth in eating it.

4. Tuna Eyeball

Tuna Eyeball

If you think tuna eye is already a waste, then think again. In fact, tuna eye is one food ingredient that is sold less than one pound in a number of Chinese and Japanese stores. This is the reason why you can find a lot of delicious unusual dishes made from tune eyes in Japanese and Chinese dining places. Most of the time, tuna eye is friend and then mixed with soya sauce and garlic.

3. Rocky Mountain Oysters

Rocky Mountain Oysters

These are actually bull calf testicles cooked into a very delicious recipe. Sometimes, people make use of sheep or pig testicles if bull calf testicles are not available. It is a common food in places where young animals castration and cattle ranching are commonly done. Good examples of these places are the western parts of Canada and America. The testicles are covered with flour, salt, and pepper and then deep-fried.

2. Fried Spider

Fried Spider

This very unusual dish is a common recipe that can be eaten when you go to Cambodia, particularly in the town of Skuon. This is a snack specialty in the said town, in which numerous tourists got curious about. These spiders are those that belong to the Tarantula specie. However, it is said that only the legs of these spiders should be eaten.

1. Balut


This is a very popular food item in the Philippines usually sold in the street. This food is actually a chicken or duck egg in which the embryo is already half fertilized. The egg is boiled until cooked. It is paired with spicy vinegar and salt when eaten. Just in case you don’t know, balut is an aphrodisiac, and it contains high amount of protein.

These are the top 10 unusual foods eaten by the people these days. They might not that appealing to see, but they might have the tastes that your palette will love.

    1. Zoey Richards July 5, 2016

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