Weird, Grouse Foods
I always love experimenting new recipes. So I searched in the internet various kinds of food that I could prepare for my family or my friends. And I have discovered weird and strange cuisine, and some looks so grouse. But I still want to try these kind of dishes.
1)Kinilaw na Isda (Spicy Raw Fish) Philippines
Wash the tangige (be sure it is fresh), then cubed the fish meat, season with chopped ginger, red onion, red chili, and calamansi or lemon juice. Add vinegar and season with salt and dash of pepper. This is optional. May add cucumber cubes or radish.
Burong Nasi and Ningnang Bulig , Pampanga, Philippines
Burong Nasi (fermented rice for a week with combined raw tilapia or mudfish) that’s why it smells stinky. Ningnang Bulig (grilled mudfish) and usually served with boiled eggplant, bittermelon (Ampalaya or amargoso) and fresh mustasa leaves.
2) Sea Cucumber
Most sea cucumbers are found at the bottom of the sea-sandy floor. Sea cucumbers are slimmy but a delicacy in some parts of the Philppines, Japan, Korea and China. In the Philippines, they clean the sea cucumber, remove the inner organs and blanch with hot water. After few minutes, slice the “balat” or sea cucumber, and prepare for kinilaw or adobo.
3) Gooey Duck or Geoduck
Geoduck or Gooey duck, are part of aquatic mollusk and have 3 kinds of gooey duck: the Gastropoda, Cepalopoda and Bivalvia commonly found in saltwaters. Geoducks are the larger form any clam family, that dig deeper into the sand, but because of long siphon you can pull them out from the mound of sand.
4) Sharks Fin Soup
Shark fin’s soup is a luxurious cuisine in China, and believed that eating this soup enhances hormones to human body. This soup comes from various kind of shark’s fin. The skin and fins are removed and trim in in shape before drying the fins and skin sharks, using hydrogen peroxide.
Buddha Jumps over the Wall or Fo Fiao Qiang, a variety of shark fin’s stew, delicacy in Canton and Fujian cuisine. Prepared of non vegetarian ingredients, and prepared in two days. Recipes include sea cucumbers, abalone, scallops, shark fins, quail eggs, chicken, Jinhua ham, ginseng, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, taro and pork tendon, with 12 condiments and 30 ingredients.
5) Pig Bloods Cake, Taiwan
Pig’s blood or Ti-Hoe-Koe, is prepared with sticky rice. The pork blood will become solid and coat with peanut powder and cilantro for aromatic result. Then dip the blood cake into prepared dipping chili sauce.
A delicacy, Korean Spicy blood sausages.
Morcilla Cocida or Spanish blood sausage, a delicious spicy sausage famous in Spain and Latin America.
The deboned whole chicken, stuff inside the duck, and thee deboned whole duck, and stuffed inside the whole turkey. The chicken is stuff with mixture of breadcrumbs and meat of sausage. Can be braised, grilling or barbecue and roasting. They serve during Thanksgiving day.
Haggis recipe contains sheep’s internal organs such as liver, heart, lungs, and mixed with chopped onions, raw beef or mutton’s fat (suet), salt, spices, and stuffed in the sheep’s intestine as sausage, and simmer inside the animal’s stomach for 3 hours.
Boerewors Sausage, South Africa
Boerewors sausage are the main dish prepared by African tribes. The main ingredients are grilled cow or sheep’s intestine, herbs like cactus and Aloe Vera. This African food are said to have disgusting taste, but when you are hungry, maybe you will have to eat this weird food.
9) Live Octopus, Korea
The famous raw dish in Korea, the Sannakji is a live octopus prepared and cut alive in restaurants in Korea, and serve while moving and squirms in your table. Eating Sannakji should be chewed well, since the suction of the tentacles might stick in your mouth and throat.
10) Silkworms Kabob and Crispy Silkworms, China
According to legend, the silkworm was discovered by a Chinese Empress, when the silkworm fell into her cup of tea. Now the silkworms are cultivated and breed in factories. And because of over production of silkworms, they are sold in local markets for frying, seasoning and boiling and eaten. They are quite bitter and best for people who have adventurous and strong stomach.
11) Bear Claw Stew, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
The bear claw’s soup, a delicacy in China, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This expensive soup are sold for hundred dollars. Cooked till very tender. Tourist from Korea, Taiwan and China go to Thailand’s restaurants just to eat this famous Bear Claw’s cuisine. But the environmentalist are protesting this practice since the bears are being tortured before killing the bear infront of tourists diners, believing that it makes the bear meat taste better.
12) Starfish Barbecue, China
The street foods in Beijing, China you can find barbecued starfish, scorpions and seahorses.
13) Horshoe Crabs
The horseshoe crab belongs to the Arthropod family, living in shallow ocean waters on muddy or sandy bottom of the water.This crabs had no edible parts except the roe or the eggs. Eating the wrong organ may cause ‘high feeling’ (mabuk). Grilled and served with mango and kerabu.
14) Duck Tongues, China
Duck tongue are the two pointy bits from the back end . Bite and separate the meat from the bones.
15) King Snake Steak, China
Snake like Phytons are delicacy in China and other Asian countries. Snake are cooked as steak, but snakes had a lot of small bones, so it should be eaten slowly.
16) Stinky Tofu or Choudoufu, China
The ‘Choudoufu’ or stinky tofu, looks like cubed-lemon custard and looks delicious, but when it passes your nose, it stinks like rotten fish.
17) Live Shrimps Cuisine, China
Squirming shrimps served with brown sauce. It is served alive and pour brown sauce on it as served.
18) Corn Fungus or Corn Smut, Latin America
Corn smut or corn fungus, are diseases of crops like corn, also called ‘huilacoche’ in Latin America. Usually prepared as filling in Quisadillas or “Huitlacoche Quisadillas”.
19) Cuttlefish For Sashime
Prepared raw meat of cattle fish, prepared for Sashime. Cuttlefish are mollusk species like the squid and octopus.
20) Snake Wine, Vietnam
Snake wines are alcoholic drinks with infused whole snake inside the wine bottle, in grain alcohol and rice wine. The Vietnamese believe that the Snake wine can cure and give more energy. This Chinese Traditional wine can be found in China, not only in Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia.
Mezcal Worm Tequila, Mexico
Mezcal Tequila, is a distilled alcohol drink, coming and produced by Maguey plants, a form of Agave plant, that grows in the dry land of Mexico. The Hypopta Agavis Larvae, are soaked inside the bottle of Tequila. In a drinking group, whoever consume the bottle of Tequila is awarded to eat the larvae, that usually stays in the bottom of the bottle.