From stinky fruit to crunchy bugs to heart attack inducing burgers, these odd edibles come from far and wide and if you’re in the area, swallow your fears (literally!), and check them out!
Here’s our list of 10 weird foods you should try abroad:
Southeast Asia Known as Asia’s stinkiest fruit, if you get past the smell, it’s pretty tasty!
Iceland Hakarl: the sound your stomach makes as it sends the fermented fish right back onto the dish from whence it came. If there are party platters in hell, this is on the menu.
Japan As if plain soybeans weren’t bad enough, try ‘em after letting them ferment for a few days! Mmm, the fresh smell of rotting moldy cheese stuffed in an old wet gym sock.
Korea Peanuts? No, but how ’bout some steamed silkworm pupae to go with that Red Bull!
United Kingdom If you ever tried to turn your dad’s old leather shoes into a jam, it might taste something like this.
6. Worm Soup
China Whether you come across these fish paste noodles or actual worms, the same comes to mind. To quote Timon and Pumbaa, “slimey yet satisfying.” Hakuna Mattata!
7. Quadruple Bypass Burger
Las Vegas, USA Has your friend ever said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a cow!?” Now you can make him prove it.
8. Beluga whale
Yukon, Canada Raffi would not be impressed. “Baby-beluga, in the deep blue sea … GET IN MY BELLY!”
Africa In rural Africa, this is a major source of protein! Just make sure they’re dead before you eat them.
Philippines No, not the bear. More like the ugly duckling, only you eat it before it gets the chance to prove everybody wrong.
If you’re brave enough, here’s the real deal.