This was posted by our good friends over at cracked.com. (Actually, I think they are good friends of mine…old college buddies from my days as a lovable scamp at Gtown!) Anyway, worth a read.

(Disclaimer: do not read if you have a weak stomach)

6 Most Terrifying Foods in the World


  1. #1 Adrienne
    October 23, 2007

    Ugh. Don’t read that article unless your stomach is strong enough to handle it. Mine wasn’t.

  2. #2 Abbie
    October 23, 2007

    They got Balut, but how could they miss 1,000 Year Old Eggs?

    If you like to see an American traipse the globe eating weird food, check out Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. The guide is really into the food, it’s not for shocks like the article. He liked balut.

  3. #3 milkshake
    October 23, 2007

    try weird meat, it is unbelievable: http://www.weirdmeat.com/

    I think the most disturbing dish there was the live giant clawed shrimp that has to be first soaked in alcohol to make it slow – otherwise it would eat you!

    Oh, and Balut is eaten on weir meat repeatedly – aparently there are different grades, depending on the age of the embryo. I guess everybody has its own balut preference…

  4. #4 who cares
    October 24, 2007

    And that stuff is supposed to be scary as to be not edible?
    If people can eat stuff like Balkenbrij (local delicacy) of which the recipe changes depending on the remains left behind after the butcher has had a go then that should be edible as well.

  5. #5 bug_girl
    October 25, 2007

    Also, they got one thing wrong–escamoles are actually pupae, not the eggs. Eggs are much smaller.

    I’ll quit being pedantic now 🙂

  6. #6 Benny
    October 25, 2007

    Oh bug girl! There you go again with all that pedanacism! Am I being pedantic by saying that I don’t know what pedantic means? Either way, keep the comments coming!

  7. #7 Left_Wing_Fox
    October 29, 2007

    Ah Lutefisk, popular method of Norwegian Immigrants to atone for their sins.

    My brother, father, uncle and cousins have had this now for the past two years. First Grilled and served with clarified butter. Had a texture like dried rubber cement and a notable fish flavor.

    The following year it was served in the traditional style; boiled until transparent. Somewhat more edible, (I.e. I could swallow it) but oh god the smell!

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