It’s a big ol’ world out there. Seven continents, nearly 200 countries and some seven billion people and counting. That’s a lot of hungry stomachs, a lot of mouths to feed and very, very many different palates seeking new and exotic flavors. But sometimes man’s search for new delicacies - or just basic survival - have led us to eat, drink and otherwise consume foods that would seem unbelievably disgusting to most modern Westerners.
From snakes to bugs to exotic aquatic life, it’s fair to say that if something can be eaten, somebody somewhere has done so, or at least tried to. Sure, it’s a big hard world, and all of us - if hungry enough - would eat any creature, regardless of how unappealing it is to the eye or tongue. But in many corners of the world, people eat by choice creatures and things that most of us would give a second thought to no matter how hungry we are.
10 Casu Marzu
6 Tuna Eyeball
5 Bear Paw
4 Century Eggs
3 Wasp Crackers
2 Live Cobra Heart
1 Fried Tarantula
Yep, that’s right. In America, the mere sight of a Daddy Longlegs will send many women (and some men) into absolute hysterics. But in Cambodia, tarantulas - those huge, hairy lumbering spiders of your nightmares - are considered a delicacy. They’re commonly served pan-fried with garlic and salt, and often sold from street vendors. The consistency is described as crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside; the taste is considered bland - like chicken. Most only eat the head and legs, while some brave souls finish off the abdomen - which contains a brown paste consisting of organs and excrement - as well. Certainly this puts new meaning to the phrase “I’ll eat anything fried.”
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