In the era of food blogging, we often try to get adapted to the food cultures of various countries. India is a country where most people do not prefer having weird and creepy creatures as their meal. But, many countries find it quite normal to have worms and other animals which we get scared to watch. Sometimes, traveling makes you try such weird food items, and you simply do not want to leave the opportunity. Who knows, it might turn delicious!
Here are a few weird yet popular food cultures around the world-
Alive Octopus- Korea
Sannakji is a popular Korean dish containing raw octopus that is cut into pieces and served right away. You can still see it moving while you eat it, and it gets stuck in your mouth. It is said that it feels like the octopus is dancing in your mouth. So, it is a task to chew it properly to go through it. However, it is extremely dangerous to try such a weird food culture.
Blood Soup- Vietnam
Vietnam is one such country that is full of weird food cultures. You must have heard about pig’s meat which is called pork but have you heard of a raw pig’s blood as a soup? It is a type of pudding served with condensed milk, fish sauce, pork, herbs, mint, and garnished with peanuts. The soup is frozen and is not served in a liquid state. So, it becomes a red colour pudding. It comes with health risks like swine flu and other bacterial infections.
Tarantulas are kind of creepy spiders that you watch in movies and shows like Animal VS Wild as they are not the tiny spiders you see at home. They are the giant ones that creep you out through your screens. Available on the streets of Cambodia, these are crispy as they are just fried entirely. People from Cambodia are known to have these for years, and they believe that it is easy to cook, does not include blood, and tastes good.