Intimidating cambodian delicacy
The excreted beans are then (presumably) washed and sold to coffee snobs for outrageous sums of money.
General consensus is that the coffee brewed from these beans tastes kind of nasty and there’s even an argument to be made that the vast majority of Kopi Luwak is fake, which is even more reason to avoid it.
It’s the sort of claw-like appearance that makes a lot of people take one look and say, “Yeah, that’s not for me.” Habu Sake This is Japanese rice wine with a drowned venomous snake just chillin’ in it.
The venom is said to slightly numb the lips and tongue of the drinker and enhance male libido, which explains why I’m writing this with a wicked Habu Sake hangover right now.
Ant Egg Soup Available in several East Asian countries like Vietnam, ant eggs are supposedly similar to caviar in a lot of ways, in that they pop in your mouth.
Unlike caviar, which tends to be pretty salty, these white ant eggs flood your palate with a sour taste as you bite into them.
The whole version has been known to occasionally kill people, so remember that the next time someone puts a live octopus in front of you and says, “Here, eat this.” Shiokara One of many Japanese specialties that foreigners find hard to stomach, shiokara is minced fish stewed in fish guts and miso and then left to ferment for over a month.
Basashi Basashi is horse sashimi, aka raw horse meat.
Dressage riders may prefer to stay away from this extremely tender, very bloody meat, but I for one find it delicious.
It’s a very traditional food that’s sort of fallen by the wayside recently; younger generations might eat it once or twice in their lives as a novelty, and even hardcore traditionalists suck it down as fast as possible, presumably because fermented fish guts tastes about as good as it sounds.
Balut We’ve already talked about the balut of the Philippines.
Drunken Shrimp This isn’t a case of creative license.