Just imagine the picture – you get an egg from the fridge to make yourself an omelet, it falls down, but does not spread. Unshaped chicken appears from it. The reaction of a normal person is not difficult to predict. The contents of the stomach can leave its habitual place. But it’s not for nothing that they say: “There is no dispute about tastes.” Domestic cat is unlikely to taste the familiar citrus, but we do not understand the whole charm of eating dead rodents.
In the end, something from which many are disgusted, for someone is an exquisite food. In the world there are several delicacies, extremely controversial according to your taste and method of preparation. But someone likes it! And if someone else considers a person to be a human being, one has only to learn what he is doing to prepare his unusual and even not always tasty dishes.
Under this name, rotten shark meat is mentioned. The smell of this dish is reminiscent of those “incenses” that are common in dirty public restrooms. And it looks like harmless hakarl – like cheese, diced. But hardly an ordinary person pozaritsya on such a dish and wants to eat it. After all, it has an extremely dubious origin. Hacarl in essence is nothing but rotten through the meat of the Greenland great shark. The dish is a famous delicacy in Iceland, no celebration of the New Year or Christmas is complete without it. It is believed that eating a rotten shark meat will help a person become strong and resistant, like a real viking. After all, the real legendary warrior iron was not only armor, but also the stomach.
Meanwhile, the tradition of preparing shark’s meat in this way has its meaning. A giant predator contains quite a lot of meat, but it can not be used fresh. It contains a large amount of urea and trimethylamine. But when rotting products these substances evaporate. In the shops of Iceland you can buy ready-made hakarl, it fasatsya like our squid to beer. This delicacy is also of two varieties – one prepared from rotten muscles, and the other – from a rotten stomach. Trying this dish for the first time, it is recommended to close your nose. After a strong smell is able to completely break the taste. Having tried the hakarl, you can understand that it looks like a sharp white fish or a mackerel in the Hebrew.
This dish is a seal stuffed with gulls. Such a Christmas delicacy is prepared by the northern peoples living in the subarctic from Greenland to Chukotka. To prepare kiwiak, one must take one corpse of a seal, decapitate it, and put the dead, pre-plucked gulls into the stomach. Then the half-finished dish is immersed in permafrost for seven months. That is how much enzymes of decaying birds are needed to thoroughly affect the intestines of the seal. At the end of the cooking period, the kiwiaks are excavated and solemnly eaten, glorifying the gods. To taste, such a mixture of a bird and a pinniped beast resembles an old and very sharp cheese. Considering the way of cooking delicacy, this taste is also quite acceptable.
Few people will agree to eat a duck germ, but if it is also cooked alive? Understand what is special in this dish – it’s hard. Duck eggs are hard boiled together with a still unattached duckling. Gourmets are literally crazy about such a dish, impatiently licking their lips in anticipation. Perhaps the reason for this is a delicate and tasty broth, maybe like a shiny and embryonic membrane strewn with blood vessels. Or is the fetus itself so delicate and fragile, and its bones so soft? We, perhaps, do not understand. But in the Philippines, the balut has long been the most popular street snack and nothing foreshadows a decline in interest in this delicacy. Apparently, the local residents duck abortions are not terrible. The victims of this inhuman operation are easily identified as food.
Animal meat from the Red Book.
It would seem that the Red Book exists for this reason so that its representatives are not used for food in massive quantities, putting the species in jeopardy of destruction. Few people dream of eating, say, a monkey cooked on a grill. Only there are corners of the Earth, where they have not heard about the Red Book. In black Africa, sly Asia and in some places in both Americas, the old man will not be able to surprise with the dishes of the now rare and protected animals. Hunters, serving gourmets, kill monkeys, leopards, elephants, abduct the eggs of turtles. Meanwhile, this directly affects the future of wildlife in this area.
Not everyone will agree to eat indecent, let and tasty, places of wild animals. But in Namibia, it is the moor of a maned wolf-warthog that is a favorite and rare delicacy. To prepare such a dish, first of all you must catch the beast itself. Then it is eviscated, its hindgut, together with the anus, is thoroughly cleaned of the remains of stool. However, these places are not washed with water. Ready meat is then roasted on charcoal. It is very important not to overcook it, otherwise it will cease to be so delicious and tender.
Tincture on mice.
There is an opinion that in China they eat a lot of this, from which a common European can simply vomit. In fact, not so many Chinese people are engaged in exotic cooking. Only a couple of hundred million, which is not so important for this country. Among local gourmets there are those who like to drink alcohol tincture on small mice. To prepare such a tonic drink take just-born, still blind beasts. They are heated in rice vodka, where they insist for a year. The mouse must be no older than 3 days, he should not yet have fur. This tincture is very popular in Asia. For example, in Korea, even doctors are prescribed to their patients for almost any disease, from asthma to foot and mouth disease. Only now, will not a taster of such a drink go to his mouse paradise in his dreams? Brain monkey.
For many, this dish is just a tourist myth, many have seen it in the scene of the famous “Indiana Jones”. Meanwhile, there are many gourmets in the world who gladly accept the raw brains of a monkey as food. But the fact that the brains of a living monkey are served in restaurants, it is hard to believe. The basis for delicacy can be bought in some Asian markets. For example, in Cambodia, a couple of kilograms of a monkey brain can be purchased at the market. Immediately on the spot it and cook, giving a try. And no one here will find this dish strange or creepy.
Eating insects is already pretty disgusting for many people, the same dish is generally the eggs of the Mexican giant ant of Liomethopum. These insects build their underground cities between the roots of the agave. Collecting the eggs of such ants is a pretty unpleasant job. After all, they defend their property, biting painfully and even venomously. Sami eggs in their consistency resemble cottage cheese. Dishes with escarols are usually cooked in Mexican villages along with tacos tortillas. Eggs of ants serve as a delicate filling. Interest in such people’s food is quite obvious – the eskamols are very tasty. They resemble butter with a nutty shade. Tourists in Mexico, ordering tacos, do not even suspect what they eat.
Of all the variety of cheeses, it was this one who received the fame as the most disgusting. Usually, when you find a worm in a fruit or bread, the product already does not feel like it. It is better to throw it out. If the worm is found in meat, then such a store will generally try to avoid. But in Sardinia people are not so squeamish. Here, the national treasure is the cheese Casu Marza. This pecorino cheese is rotting, and there are living maggots in it. The larvae feed on fats and proteins of the dairy product, in exchange, isolating the enzymes that bind the components of the cheese to a special sticky and sticky mass.When the cheese is ready for use, it still contains live worms. In doing so, they also jump out of their habitual environment by 10-15 centimeters. So the gourmet should be careful, protecting his eyes with glasses or even closing them. Once in the mouth of a man, Kasu Marza cheese practically explodes receptors. The palate and tongue begin to glow with fire. In Italy, doctors officially announced that this delicacy for health is harmful. On sale it can not be found – the law hinders. Although it is believed that it is easier to find marijuana than Casu Marza, no celebration in Sardinia takes place without the solemn tasting of a wormy dairy product. Shark fin soup.
In comparison with some previous delicacies, this dish looks rather appetizing, and at all also it is not opposite. But this soup is a real trouble for sharks. After all, Chinese soup from their fins has become so fashionable that now the number of these predators is rapidly declining. In this case, the method of killing sharks is quite cruel – they catch, cut off fins, and the body is then thrown back into the ocean. There the fish is already excruciatingly dying, unable to fully move. Today, two-thirds of all species of sharks that live in the World Ocean are recognized as rare and endangered. For all this, the taste of shark fins is quite ordinary. Attracts gourmets to this soup usual bragging. An unremarkable delicacy is extremely inhumane in relation to nature.
Copy it to him.
In Indonesia, when you go to the bar, get ready for what you can offer sugar and cream to the unusual coffee. And do not be surprised if you find out that an expensive drink is made from cat feces. After all, this is a completely normal phenomenon. In the local forests there is a representative of cats – viverra. The kind of civet is known for lovers, because he loves to climb on coffee bushes and eat berries there. In the stomach x the flesh is digested, and the grains themselves go out naturally. The inhabitants of Indonesia collect precious feces, selling grains at $ 1,200 per kilogram. This coffee has a special taste, because it contains the enzyme civetin, contained in the gastric juice of the animal. Gourmets say that the prepared drink has a long and pleasant aftertaste.
Sasimi from the meat of the whale.
Although the whole world is struggling to preserve the number of whales, the Japanese continue to exterminate the sea giants. After all, people appreciate their meat – watery, soft, even if they stink of a goat. In Western culture, whales have not been eaten for a long time, but how do we understand the Asians. The Japanese are preparing sashimi from raw ceti. The dish is seasoned with wasabi, ginger or soy sauce. To the taste of this delicacy resembles a raw red fish, which for several days lay in a warm place. Well, you can imagine that you eat the remains of Japanese submariners from an unexpectedly drowned submarine.
A literal translation of such a dish is a “dancing shrimp”. This is also a Japanese dish, the composition of this delicacy includes still living marine inhabitants. Odrri ebi are young crustaceans of the Pandalus Borealis species. When their chopsticks are put into their mouths, they begin to move there, tickling their tongue with their legs and tendrils. It is believed that such feelings are very pleasant. According to an ancient Japanese recipe, shrimp is dipped in a special sauce before serving on the table, the composition of which is kept secret.
And again the person eats the embryo of the animal. This time, a delicatessen embryo is brought to the food. In India, so afflicted by British imperialism, the descendants of mixed marriages between locals and Englishmen are in the position of outcasts. The masses are trying not to deal with them. So they have to form their own settlements, creating their own culture, their own culinary traditions. So the light came and dish Kutti Pi. It symbolizes the separation from both Eastern and European culture. The composition of this delicacy includes the embryo of some domestic animal.Usually they are not yet a born kid. In the list of all delicacies this one is on a special account. After all, embryos are prepared and eat very rarely. This happens only when it turns out that a goat that has been slaughtered was pregnant. Anglo-Indians tend to think that kitti pi is very useful to women in the situation, this dish can help those who have problems with back or are ill with tuberculosis.
Among many world cultures, the animal’s penis is a recognized aphrodisiac. In many eastern restaurants you can find a delicacy based on a bull breeding organ. And go for such a meal somewhere in China is not necessary. The dish is a broth in which sinewy and hard pieces of the bull’s penis float. And there is such a delicacy inexpensive – only 6-7 dollars. True, cunning Chinese people are fooled by extreme visitors. Hardly anyone knows exactly what exactly a bovine penis should like. So they put it in the soup that it is unclear what. True, our compatriots prefer to take vodka to such a dish, so that it would be easier to swallow. And under it, anything you can eat.