The world's weirdest food

How hungry would you have to be to eat a brain sandwich? What about some fried spider? Read this to find out about the world's weirdest food.


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What's the weirdest food you've ever tried? What was it like?

Do you know any other weird foods?

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Submitted by puck on Mon, 01/22/2024 - 14:17

i once ate a octopus.. it was really slimy and gewy, super gross!

Submitted by pomelo on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 15:03

I have never tried any strange food

Submitted by R0V_PRO on Mon, 12/26/2022 - 03:47

I would not eat any of this.

Submitted by Amanda_Nay Chi on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 05:23

Honestly, I am afraid of insects and in my area, there are a lot of places which sell fried insects, worms and others. I can't bring myself to touch them let alone taste them. Oh, and I hate eating live animals, even though some say it's their muscles' movement after they died. It just gives me an eerie vibe. Just my opinion though.

Submitted by aycauzz1 on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:17

Snail is weird. Maybe food that seems strange to me tastes good. We won't know until we try
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Submitted by starbiscuit on Wed, 03/09/2022 - 19:23

if I remember correctly there is a thing or something (Idon't remember the name if it) so the thing is that people take's a shot of alcohol. but there's a snake heart in the shot and the snake heart is some how still going.
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Submitted by robotrobot on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 14:52

I feel that my comment will be the most boring one :D. I have never tried any strange dish in my life. I have never even tried duck,rabbit and prawn. I can't image eating insects or soup made out of blood and organs. I prefer eating pizaa and pasta to fish,insects,sheep and brain. Perhaps,one day I will try something weird but it won't be the foreseeable future
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:20

I didn't try as weird foods as those written about above, but I've still tried a little bit strange foods. It was frog, turtle, pig brain, fish skin, and Chinese eggs. In Thailand I've tried fried grasshopper. It was pretty crunchy and very yummy. As you see, I am alive and have strong health after eating all those foods. I hope you will also taste it one day.

Submitted by hermione123 on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:16

you've eaten so many kinds of weird food. i haven't try anything weird except cow brain which is not so weird in my country.

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Submitted by robotrobot on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 14:10

I can tell you even more, I have never tried duck and rabbit's meat not to mention brain,liver,grasshopper,frog,etc. haha

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Submitted by hermione123 on Sun, 02/20/2022 - 07:27

Eating Ducks and rabbits are very common in my country. I tried ducks i guess. But i kinda feel bad to try eating rabbits. And livers taste really good, also brain. I never tried grasshopper tho

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Submitted by COOLIONELA on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:11

nothing really! pasta cous cous rice pizza ice cream you have probably eaten some of these!

Submitted by hermione123 on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:35

i've eaten all of them except cous cous. what is cous cous, anyway? and, i guess rice isn't weird, i eat rice everyday:)

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Submitted by hermione123 on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 05:48

when i was 3 or 4, i loved eating cow's brain.

Submitted by tranthimyle on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 13:26

The weirdest food I’ve ever tried is the Nitro Ice-cream in Da Lat City in Vietnam. It's ice-cream balls which were sunk in liquid Nitro. So great! it's so cold that smoke will come out from your nose and mouth. yes, I also know name food " Ramen beer"

Submitted by M1m1_7 on Sun, 09/27/2020 - 15:30

The weirdest food I have tried is fried crickets in China. It really isn't as bad as it sounds. It dosen't have a specific taste, and tastes pretty bland, but when spices are added to it, it actually tastes very good. If you eat it without knowing what it really is, you won't know that it is an insect. It just tastes like some crispy thing, kind of like a mini potato chip. It is a bit spiky when you eat it because of the small legs, but I dosen't hurt.
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Submitted by linhdan83 on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 15:41

The weirdest food I’ve ever tried is the Nitro Ice-cream in Da Lat City in Vietnam. It’s ice-cream balls which were sinked in liquid Nitro. When you it them, it’s so cold that smoke will come out from your nose and mouth, which makes you look hilarious. In addition, I know “yuk-hoe” raw beef serving with raw eggs. I also know “ganjang-gejang” which means raw crabs marinated in soy sauce. Both of them are from Korea. I’ve never tried anything raw except Sushi. If possible, I would like to give them a try.

Submitted by Aqishhhh on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:19

I haven't tried to eat any of the weirdest food but it just my experience go some wedding my brother's friend. I was surprised to see the contents of the soup. I have never seen a chicken head cooked like that. I never see my mother or others cook and serve that for guests. like my family , we didn't serve chicken heads because we were afraid others would say we were not good at keeping clean. Another weirdest food experience is black soup. I think that's the weirdest food I've ever seen. we were not only surprised but the soup looked ridiculous. Maybe it's a custom food. We cannot judge others' food. so that's all
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:02

I haven't tried to eat any of the other weirdest food, but I've smelled those twice in my life. One is the popular fruit "durian" from Malaysia and the other one is "Stinky Tofu" from Tiwan. It was real nightmares... (Actually, I couldn't sleep well at then.) I'll NEVER eat those even those are free to eat. I know somthing that is as disgust as those samples up this script. First I heard that "Surstryiming" is the most disgusting food in the whole world. It is the food which made by fermenting the herring. It is from Sweden. Twice, a fermeted skate from Korea is very smelly. If you smell the terrible odor of it, your nose will be numb. And, there are very many terrible foods such as the fish ice creams, insect-sushis, and the eyes of the mosquitos. I bet I coud NEVER, EVER eat such foods like these.

Submitted by hermione123 on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 05:54

hi, Giovannichoi. i've eaten durian, and for me it's not that bad. but, i can't say that i like it, i don't hate it also. I think, in my country many people like it.

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Submitted by Elife on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:06

No, I don't know any other weird foods, and I think that some weird foods can be delicious.

Submitted by thechillbaba on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:47

I liked the "Fugu" thing, I tried it It was good, you wont feel the raw fish because of the extra flavors, its good

Submitted by Mihael on Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:59

the weirdest food in my family is lamb head soup... I don't like it but somehow my parents and other family member enjoy that soup :)

Submitted by BARBADIO on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 08:59

pasta is sometimes Dangerous because of poison but when you don't die it's very good. come to italy to taste some very good pasta

Submitted by JoeSander on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 23:35

I have tried some blood soup. At first I feel so bad, but when I eat it, it taste very good.

Submitted by JoeSander on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:55

I think weird food is also a type of cultural imprint. It makes each country unique to other countries in the world. Rule one of geography and culture is to not judge other cultures from one's own cultural perspective; if some of the children in the poor country don't consume insects (which are high in Zinc and low in fat) they'd be lucky to get any protein at all.

Submitted by Tranthithuynga on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 00:31

I think the weirdest food in Vietnam is " trứng vịt lộn". While many Vietnamese people really like it because it good for their health, foreigner people don't like because they think it is disgusting. Especially, " Trứng vịt lộn" is ranked in the top 10 most terrible food in the world.

Submitted by MNG on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 07:03

The weirdest food is rat.That is food that makes its home in the fields of Vietnamese country,especially in the Mekong Delta.Maybe eating rat sounds a bit odd but it is very tasty.The meat is solf.So many people like it than beef and pork. Quyen

Submitted by ABC on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:52

I was impressed by Hakarl of Iceland. I think it's hard to try because of its smell. We have similar kind of food in Viet Nam named" mắm" it is a kind of souce that people use everyday. "mam" is salty and has a typical flavor if you can stand it's smell.
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Submitted by Thuynguyen on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:23

The weirdest food you've ever tried is Grilled Bananas (Chuoi Nuong). It's is a type of Vietnamese dessert .Grilled bananas stand out because of its distinctive taste and the perfect combination of banana and coconut milk. This food was quite strange for me when I tried it at the first time ,but now i find it an acquired taste.
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Submitted by Haocbs on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:14

Blood soup is the weirdest dish in Vietnam and it has a special ingredient. Yes, that would be blood. Commonly, it is duck blood, but it can even be pig or goose blood. People eat dish with coriander, mint, and pepper, along with spicy chili, minced cooked meat and organs. When I tried, the color of blood scared me but the tasty was better than I thought.

Submitted by parsasoroori on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:40

I think we can find the best foods in the Islamic countries like Turkey, Iran,Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. They have food obsession. I have lots of friends in Europe; they believe most of Europeans eat good food but sometimes their food is very smelly or raw like fish, steak, etc and they don't care about food as much as other countries.
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Submitted by ygzD on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 20:14

We eat sheep's bowel and offel in Turkey. Remove Kebab !
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Submitted by SLMT on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:13

Yuck. I can’t understand why insects are eaten.I can’t imagine to have one of these foods. By glancing them,it make my stomach upset.How people eat INSECT. Isn’t there any food left to eat on earth?
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Submitted by tapochek2004 on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:26

Hello. I actually understand your feelings, but I think you're wrong. Insects are also animals. They also have meat. If it's proven that it is healthy, why should anyone refuse to it them? But we're all unique. Maybe you had a bad experience of eating them, i don't know. P.S. I live in Ukraine, we don't eat insects here:)

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Submitted by tapochek2004 on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:28

But about other foods, I don't understand why people eat that. For example, fugu. It's not healthy and may be really dangerous if not cooked properly. Why do people want to play with their lives?

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Submitted by Ashlieeeeee on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:39

I'm hungry

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Submitted by pidixtoulis on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:37

Me too

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