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Wacky Foods From Asia
For some people experience the new and strange food will give its own sensation. When you visit a new country, you will probably won't miss their local and traditional food. Do you know, that people usually eat food that is common in their neighborhood. That's why when you traveling to some exotic countries you may find some strange and wacky food that you will never eat it before or even think to eat it. In some Asian countries insects like cockroach, grasshopper, flies, beetles, bees, and some locus are common to eat. Like in Thailand, you will find those strange insects as a snack in local markets. In Indonesia especially in the Eastern part, people used to eat bats as a medicine, they believe that bats could cure the asthma. But those foods are not as wacky as food below
Live Baby Octopus
Eating Baby Octopus For Dinner
Living Baby Octopus in South Korea.
People in South Korea used to eat baby octopus in a live condition. Yes..I assure you the octopus is still alive and they eat it with some sauces. Baby octopus is an expensive and fine food there it's about $10 for two pcs. Korean people believe that eating live baby octopus will increase their health and stamina. I wonder why they don't just eat fruits or vegetables..:)
The baby octopus or in Korean is called sannakji is cutted up and serve with soju a Korean traditional wine and some kind of saseme oil. But eating live baby octopus could be very dangerous. You could be chocked by the tentacles because the tentacles are moving and writhing and sucking everything. The tentacles may prevent your respiratory in fact there was a man who nearly dead because of this food. People who has eaten this food said that the taste is more like jellyfish appetizer in some Chinese food but it thousand times more chewy. As for me, I would rather have this food cooked.
Eating Monkey Brain
Monkey Brain in China and Japan
Many years ago when I was a kid my mom told me a story about Japanese soldier that ate the monkey brain alive. She told me that the Japanese soldier catched monkeys in Kalimantan (Borneo) and ate the monkey brain. I thought it just a story that my mom had made up but now I found out that monkey brain is really some kind of fine dishes in China and Japan. Only now they eat it in a moderate way not in alive condition anymore. Many years ago monkey brain is served inside the monkey head and the brain is still has its pulse. Sorry if I make you lost your appetite. But it just fun to watch those wacky foods. Actually I don't have any guts to eat it.