The best - or worst - dishes different countries claim as their delicacies

2015-02-11 15:46
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Cape Town - We're no strangers to wacky foods. We love digging into chicken feet, and liver-wrapped-in-fat, and all sorts of delicacies like that... 

See: 21 Unique eats worth travelling South Africa for

But just when we thought we had it down with daunting foods, other countries nib our braais in the bud and dish up eats like Shirako, a dish which literally translates to 'white children', referring to this Japanese dish made of male fish genitalia containing sperm (yah, that's the 'white children'...)


Here are the most challenging dishes you'll find out there:

1. Shirako or 'White Children' or fish genitalia and sperm - Japan

2. Balut or Ready-to-hatch duck embryos - South-East Asia 

3. Quwi or Whole Guinea Pigs - Peru 

Quwi/Cuy - Peruvian Guinea Pig. #guineapig #peru #quwi #peruvianfood #miraflores #IHCPeru2014 #UCSD

A photo posted by Word of Teekz (@wordofteekz) on

4. Capybara meat or the meat of the largest rodent in the world - Venezuela 

#capybara #capibara #animal #animale #nature #beaver #castoro #domestico

A photo posted by Lorenzo De Rose (@yota93) on

5. Haggis or minced sheep's heart, lungs and liver - Britain

#haggis #reward #burnssupper

A photo posted by Super_Scuba (@super_scuba) on

6. Chapulines or grasshoppers - Mexico 

#chapulines #provecho

A photo posted by merijn (@merijndb) on

7. Yàn wo or Bird's nest soup - China

Fancy Chinese Dinner Tonight! #beijingrestaurant #foodporn #chinesefood #asianfood #YEG #birdsnestsoup

A photo posted by Justin (@infinite_azure) on

8. Aireg or fermented mare's milk - Mongolia

Kumis or mare's milk. #kumis #maresmilk #mongolian #aozora #?? #alcohol

A photo posted by Alan (@felguard) on

9. Giant Bullfrog (only during mating season, otherwise it's deadly poisonous) - Namibia

#frog #africanbullfrog #reptile

A photo posted by @edrianchng on

10. Kaestur Hakarl or fermented shark - Greenland

11. Boshintang or dog meat soup - Korea

#??? #??? #?? #?? #?? #boshintang #dogmeat #??? #?? #??

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12. Shark fin soup - China

?????????????... ???????????... sigh... #hkig #sharkfinsoup #tasteless #sick #severe #sigh

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