Though served in many cultures, fried chicken feet are a Chinese favorite, dished out by the local street vendors at most corners. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside with a fatty flavor.
Blood sausage, also known as blutwurst, is made from various meats and mixed with fresh blood which gives it a distinctive dark color. It is said to have a metallic, rich and meaty flavor.
A Chinese delicacy that is also know as the thousand-year egg. They are preserved for several months and then eaten raw. They give off an ammonia smell while having an acquired taste of sulfur.
Scrapple lends itself to the old country school of thinking of not letting any part of the animal go to waste. This includes, but is definitely not limited to, tails, feet, tongue, offal & ears. These piggy parts are then mixed with corn meal and lightly fried. The taste is a mild blend of bacon, sausage and browned crust with a hint of liver. Put an egg on top and you could call it breakfast.
Maybe not the grossest of all the bizarre foods, but snails definitely has its place as being a dreaded thing to eat. Most commonly served in a garlic-butter sauce, it tastes like a chewy clam.
Lambs tongue is actually quite nutritional and a bit trendier than is “cow tongue” brother. It tastes like a mild version of liver with a strong lamb flavor and leathery texture.
Beef brains are commonly found on menus in Italy, France and Mexico. Brain is rich and gelatinous, having such a indescribable unique taste. In other words, it does not “taste like chicken”.
Casu Marzu is an Italian cheese known as the “World’s Most Dangerous Cheese”. Why? Because it is served with a few extra wriggling friends…maggots! One piece could be populated by thousands. It is very creamy and tastes like overly ripe Gorgonzola.
Haggis is a popular Scottish dish containing sheeps heart, liver and lungs. These items are minced and mixed with corn meal and spices. It has a nutty texture and savory flavor.
These aren’t oysters at all, but rather bull testicles that cattlers deep-fry by the campfire after the cattle are castrated. It is said that the older the cattle the stronger the taste of the testicle. One very young calf for me…please.
What’s the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?