25 Bizarre Cuisines People Actually Enjoy Eating

Would you eat a fried cricket smothered in special seasonings and sauces? How about a fried tarantula? Most people in the Western world would probably say “no”. But what if we were tell you that these two dishes are popular dishes in certain countries. And get this, some say that they are actually quite tasty! That’s not easy to wrap your mind around (at least not for us), but that’s just two of the 25 most bizarre cuisines on this list. Are you a food aficionado? See if you can brave some of these crazy dishes. We’re talking about foods our taste palates are completely foreign to! Some of these might make you laugh, others might make you cry, and then there are those that will leave you wondering about people, the world, and life. They say “don’t knock it until you try it”, but we’re going to be a bit rebellious on this one. How about you? If your friend were to say to you, “here try this______” would you do it? We hope not! These are 25 bizarre cuisines people actually enjoy eating.

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Yin Yang fish

Ying Yang fishImage: en.wikipedia.org

The Ying Yang fish is a sea food dish in which the fish is deep fried but remains alive after cooking. The dish is particularly popular in Taiwan and China. However, this dish has received condemnation and much criticism for its cruelty.


Witchetty Grub

Witchetty grubImage: en.wikipedia.org

One of the best-known bush foods is also one of the more elusive. The grub is the larva of a moth and generally only found in central Australia.


Tuna Eyeball

Tuna EyesSource: Simonseeks.com, lifesdha.com Image: commons.wikimedia.org

They say that tuna eyeballs taste like squid and is considered quite tasty in Japan. The eyeballs also have Dha, a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid which is a major structural fat in the brain. So if you can get over the fact that your food is literally staring at you as it goes into your mouth and down your throat, tuna eyeballs are quite healthy for you.


Southern-fried Rattlesnake

4437843237_e861e7ac64_oSource: "Rattlesnake Roundup" by Kimberly Vardeman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberlykv/)

A favorite in the Southwest United States, Southern-fried rattlesnake is said to taste a little like frog legs. Experts advise that before cooking the meat, you boil it off the bones. Then dip it in egg and cover it in seasoned salt mix, flour, and breadcrumbs.



ShirakoImage: commons.wikimedia.org

Shirako is a Japanese delicacy that we are pretty sure will never become popular in the West. Why you may ask? Because Shirako is the sperm sack of a blowfish or cod (and the crowd goes “EEEEEW”). It’s reportedly very rich, buttery, and creamy…

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