In many countries, the first dish is liquid food – soup. In it usually not less than half of the composition is a liquid into which the boiled ingredients are added most often. This food is both nutritious and healthy.
In the preparation of soups, every nation manifests its imagination by adding local products. As a result, these dishes are very diverse. There are some soups that are able to surprise and even shock with its composition, mainly they belong to the Asian cuisine.
For most of us, the ingredients of this soup are not unusual. But, let’s be frank, not everyone is ready to try beef stomach. Menudo is a traditional Mexican dish, popular in this country. So soup is cooked usually in solemn occasions, it is known as well as an excellent remedy for a hangover. Prepare a dish from the stomachs of a cow, with the addition of corn, chili, oregano, onion and cilantro. In total, the soup is brewed for 7-10 hours, just so much is needed to make the stomach tender and soft. Not everyone believes that this body can be tasty. The secret is in the selection of the accompanying ingredients and in a boil over a weak couple for several hours. As a result, the stomach becomes so soft and tender that it literally melts in the mouth. Soup is traditionally served with corn tortillas. They can be dipped in a hot dish, which is a delicious lunch. It is certainly not known how the recipe of such a dish appeared. Most likely, in Mexico after killing the bull for food purposes, they tried to use all parts of the carcass, including stomachs. Today, Menudo soup can be tasted in many Mexican restaurants.
This is the easiest soup on our list. Prepares his tribe Chagga, who lives in eastern Africa at the very foot of Kilimanjaro. Aborigines live off farming, focusing on the cultivation of bananas and coffee. These Africans lead an unpretentious way of life, so they have a very simple meal. To make soup kiburu take sweet bananas, beans and a little dirt is added. All this mixture is diluted with water – so it turns out the local soup. Sometimes also twigs of trees are added. Thanks to the mud, the dish becomes salty and gets an “earthy” taste.
This first dish is somewhat reminiscent of the Mexican menudo – there are also different parts of animals in the recipe. As you can easily guess, the name of the dish is translated simply – “soup”. In Tanzania, it is customary to serve such a soup for breakfast, this option is the most unusual. The recipe includes the liver, heart, lungs and goat’s head, as well as the cow’s stomach. Sometimes they add more language and insides. It happens that the basis of the soup is the hooves, then the food is called “supu ya makongoro”. In addition to the breakfast function, this dish is an excellent anti-hangover. Cocktail soup.
This soup is very similar to our usual noodle soup. That’s just the basis is not chicken meat, but cock’s eggs. They should be cooked together with vegetables until cooked. The testicles themselves have a creamy consistency, inside they are very soft, resembling tofu. Only here the skin of the testicles is firm, like a sausage. They say that they eventually resemble ordinary boiled eggs, which have a taste of custard. Eggs are also quite useful, with unexpected properties. Thanks to them, the skin of women improves and the male potency increases. Soup from bird nests (China).
This soup is not only unusual, but it is among the rather expensive. The Chinese are preparing it from the nests of the salangan. Taco dish is considered a rare delicacy, in some restaurants, its portion is estimated at $ 30-100. In this case, a kilogram of the main ingredient, bird nests, costs about two thousand dollars. The basis of soup is sticky bird’s saliva, thanks to which nests are formed. The nest itself dissolves in hot water, as a result, the soup looks like a jelly for consistency.Such a dish in China has been prepared for a long time, nests are usually used in soups. Birds of the salangans build their nests in caves, and this is done exclusively by males. To build one nest, feathery takes about 35 days. Birds from their saliva prepare threads, forming a cup with their help. The soup itself is not only exotic, but also very useful. This dish helps to defeat asthma, strengthens the immune system and increases libido. Soup from the placenta deer (China).
In Shanghai, you can try another unusual soup. It is prepared from the placenta deer. It is believed that such a dish can also be useful for health – the sexual power will increase, the color and skin condition will improve, the kidneys will be purified, the vitality will be normalized. In the soup, in addition to the main ingredient, put the chicken, mushrooms and colors. The placenta itself is elastic, it has to be chewed for a long time. This organ of the female body is like a sack. They during pregnancy embryo in most mammals is attached to the uterus. Through the placenta, the fetus receives nutrients and oxygen from its mother, this organ also removes harmful foods. And with the birth of a child, the placenta emerges from the mother’s body, becoming unnecessary. Soup from cod milk (Japan).
In Japan this dish is very popular, there its name is chiraco. Prepare soup from the milk of cod fish. In fact, these are bags containing the sperm of sea creatures. Milk is boiled in water until a soup is formed in the form of a thick cream. The name of the dish itself is translated as “white children”. Prepare this soup usually in the cold season. It is believed that if they eat quite often, then the potency can improve. In some oriental restaurants, this dish is trying to surprise its customers. Bee soup from the bats (Palau Islands).
This soup would not seem so unusual and terrible if its main ingredient – bats, at least cleared of their myth. It must be the food problem on the Pacific islands of Palau, since the aborigines began to eat bats. On the islands there are several of their species – some eat insects, and others – fruits. It is the latter and cook with ginger and seasonings in coconut milk, it lasts several hours. Some restaurants even offer the client to choose who is – male or female, after which the unfortunate mouse and throw into boiling water. Those gourmets, who still decided to taste such an unusual soup, yet claim an unusually pleasant taste. Just do not pay attention to the hairy head sticking out of the plate.
Tiger penis soup (China).
The dildos of various animals are often used for food, soups are prepared from them. The rarest and most expensive of these is the one that is made from the penis of the tiger. This is understandable, because a large cat has to kill, which in China is prohibited under pain of death. For several centuries, tiger penis soup is considered a special dish of Asian cuisine. Maybe that’s why there are so few tigers left today? A large cat is considered the most dangerous and strong, and his penis has unique and even magical properties, pohleshche some Viagra. Tiger penis is soaked in liquid for a week, after which they cook on a slow fire with spices and medicines. Sometimes tiger bones are added to the soup. As a result, one serving of unusual soup will cost the gourmet 400 dollars. Although the authorities try to protect these royal animals, parts of their bodies regularly appear on the market. True, most of what is sold, like tiger penises, are usually tendons of bulls or deer.
Blood soup (Vietnam).
This dish is so strange that it’s quite difficult to name it. The recipe is traditional in Vietnamese cuisine. The soup is made from raw goose blood, bird giblets, peanuts and various herbs. The mixture is frozen to make the blood thicken. The dish is eaten chilled, while the blood still retains its jelly-like condition.It is believed that soup gives strength not only to the consumer, but to the cook himself, who participates in cooking. Only after the wave of bird flu in Asia, this dish has lost in popularity. But even today there are gourmets, ready to try a traditional and unusual dish.
Soup number five.
This soup is also considered unusual. Prepare it in some regions of Southeast Asia. The composition of the famous dish includes onions, carrots, meat broth, testicles and penis of the bull. It is not difficult to guess that soup is also considered an aphrodisiac, which led to its popularity.