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Weird Food From Around The World (Part 2)

Updated on June 6, 2017


Haggis is a savory pudding containing sheep's heart, liver, and lungs; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal's stomach though some people prefer sausage casing or artificial casing instead.

The dish became traditionally Scottish in 1787. This dish is usually served with boiled or mashed neeps and tatties and a glass of Scotch Whiskey.


Shiokara is a food in Japanese cuisine made from various marine animals that consist of small pieces of meat in a brown viscous paste of the animal's heavily salted, fermented viscera. The raw viscera are mixed with 10% salt, 30% malted rice, packed in a closed container, and fermented for up to a month.

Shiokara is sold in glass or plastic containers.

The flavor is similar in saltiness and fishiness to that of European cured anchovies, but with a different texture. One of the best-known chinmi, it is quite strong and is considered something of an acquired taste even for the native Japanese palate. One method of enjoying it is to consume the serving at one gulp and to follow it with a shot of straight whiskey. Some bars in Japan specialize in shiokara.

Wasp Crackers

This particular food is a famous cuisine.

Wasp hunters lay traps around the countryside to catch wasps. The wasps are them boiled to get rid of their smell, dried and placed in the rice cracker mix. Then the cookie is stamped in a hot iron cracker cutter.

A pack of twenty crackers goes for $20, but the sales are limited to a number of wasps caught.

According to certain sources, wasps contain the highest percentage of protein of any edible insect is 81 percent to be exact!


Escamol is the edible larvae and pupae of ants of the species Liometopum apiculatum and L. occidentale var. luctuosum. They are harvested from the roots of the Agave tequilana or Agave americana plants in Mexico. They are most commonly consumed in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Escamoles have been consumed in Mexico since the age of the Aztecs. They taste buttery and nutty, with a texture akin to that of cottage cheese.


Bendegi, literally "pupa", is a Korean street food made with silkworm pupae. It is usually sold from street vendors. The boiled or steamed snack food is served in paper cups with toothpick skewers.

Canned beondegi can also be found in grocery stores and convenience stores.

Edible Bird's Nest Soup

Edible bird's nests are bird nests created by edible-nest swiftlets using solidified saliva, which are harvested for human consumption. They are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, and supposedly high nutritional value and exquisite flavor.

These bird's nests are one of the most expensive products consumed by humans. The price of these nests can go up to $2,000 per kilogram.

The quality of the bird's nest depends on the type of bird and their diet. It differs in color from dark brown to white.

The Chinese believe that consuming these nests will promote good help, in the most part, for the skin. Chinese have been cooking this for over 400 years.

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