25 Strangest Foods From Around The World

What do fried brains, puffin hearts, and drunken shrimp have in common? They are all considered delicacies somewhere in the world. While most people probably do not consider the contents of their cookbooks too strange, to a foreigner your lunch could be the equivalent of a nightmare. So, before we dive into our culinary tour of the some pretty strange food from around the world, you should ask yourself how much you really want to know about the eating habits of your fellow humans. Here are 25 Strangest Foods From Around The World.

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A northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring, it’s usually sold in cans like the one above. While they are being shipped, the cans sometimes bulge due to the ongoing fermentation. Recently, a study in Japan found that surstromming releases the most putrid odor of any food in the world. Naturally, it’s usually eaten outdoors.




Like many eastern foods, this is served raw. Very raw. The chef dismembers a small octopus before your eyes and seasons the pieces with sesame oil. Of course, that’s if he can even hit them. Many times they are still moving on the plate as you reach for your chopsticks.


Rocky Mountain Oysters

rocky mountain oysters

While they might be from the rocky mountains, they are certainly not oysters. They are actually bull-calf testicles – peeled, flattened, and deep-fried.


Kopi Luwak


One of the worlds most expensive varieties of coffee, it can reach up to 150 USD per pound. It is made from coffee berry beans that have been defecated by Civets, small mammals native to Southeast Asia.




In Indonesia, they love these little stinkers. Supposedly, they taste like bitter sunflower seeds without the salt. Chew quickly.

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