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are coffee beans that come from Civet ( a cat sized mamal ) poo .
The animals gorge on only the finest the ripe berries, and excrete the partially - digested beans, which are then harvested for sale.
Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world , selling for around $ 600 USD per pound ( Approx 28,000 / - )
Bird Spit / Bird Nest Soup
The nests produced are by a variety of Swifts, specifically Cave Swifts who produce the nest by spitting a chemical compound that hardens in the air. The nests are considered a delicacy across the world ,
It is also one of the most expensive foods consumed.
A single soup serving would cost around $ 100 USD ( Approx 4800 /- ) and a kilo would cost around $ 2000 ( Approx 96,000 / - )
Caterpilla Fungus ( China )
is a species of parasitic fungus that grows on insect larvae. The fungus invades the body of the Thitarodes caterpillars, eventually killing and mummifying it.
It is regarded as a healthy food , which cures from fatigue to cancer.
Balut ( Asia / philippines )
is a boiled fertilized egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell
It is a delicacy and the eggs are savored for their balance of textures and flavors.
It is considered as a fast food in most parts of the world and actually it has been proved to be one of the most healthiest and nutritous food.
It protect the human body against the harmful effects of radiation and suppress the growth of cancer cells.
And also prevents the development of myocardial infarction and stroke by boosting.
Tiet canh ( Vietnam )
This might look like a messy serving of tomato sauce , but it’s far more nauseating than that – Tiet canh is a traditional Vietnamese dish of blood. Made from raw duck blood.
Tiet canh is garnished with chopped duck innards , sprinkled with chopped peanuts , coriander , mint , a splash of lime , then served in a shallow bowl.
Before this lovely dish can be consumed , it must be placed in the refrigerator to allow the blood to properly coagulate.
Casu Marzu ( sardinia )
This cheese is so disgusting it is illegal – but that doesn’t stop the blackmarket from selling tons of the stuff to locals.
Casu Marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese, notable for being riddled with live insect larvae
The larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimeters ( 6 in ) when disturbed, diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping into their eyes.
If a diner is not careful to chew the maggots until they are dead, dire consequences can arise: the larvae ( which are resistant to stomach acids ) have powerful mouthhooks which can lacerate stomach linings or intestinal walls as the maggots attempt to bore through internal organs.
Raw / Live Octopus ( china / japan )
is a popular delicacy in Korea china and Japan. The enjoyment of eating this food is when the octopus is still moving with the tentacles sticking to the roof of the mouth.
The challenge is to munch and swallow the live octopus without choking. It is reported that there are on average of 6 deaths due to choking , each year.
Escargot ( usa / europe )
Eating cooked buttery snails , a French cuisine delight or a creepy slimy nightmare ?
Steamed snails prepared with butter and garlic are a simple appetizer you can find served in a number of fine restaurants throughout the US and Europe.
Lutefisk ( scandinavian )
Lutefisk is a traditional dish of the Nordic countries made from stockfish Its name literally means “lye fish”, because it is made using caustic lye soda derived from potash minerals. Because of the lye content, overcooking can cause the fish to turn to soap.
When cooking and eating lutefisk, it is important to clean the lutefisk and its residue off pans, plates, and utensils immediately.
Lutefisk left overnight becomes nearly impossible to remove (imagine what this is doing to your insides). Lutefisk is usually served with a variety of side dishes.
century egg ( china )
also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg, is a
Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
Some eggs have patterns near the surface of the egg white that are likened to pine branches, and that gives rise to one of its Chinese names, the pine-patterned egg.
They don’t call it “Outer Mongolia” for nothing.
whole goat is cooked from the inside out, after you’ve hung it upside down, bled it and broken its legs.
The stuffing is a bit non-Western, too: smooth hot stones crammed into every cavity imaginable and even up under the leg skin where you would have yanked the broken the bones out.
Whole Sheeps Head
Sheep’s head has been a traditional delicacy served in a number of world regions, including the Mediterranean and Northern Europe
The eyeballs and tongue are particular delicacies. In America, most meats are separated from their heads, their feet, their tails
Bats are part of the native cuisine in Thailand, parts of China, Guam and more, but they are considered notorious disease carriers.
You might want to consider dropping them to the bottom of your culinary To-Try list.