Saturday, July 15, 2017

Strange foods from around the world (part three)

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Whale

Yes in Japan and well many other countries around the world you can enjoy whale meat. I highly doubt many of you would want to try it considering that it contains a high amounts of mercury and other toxins, which can cause organs to fail and madness. The whale does get its payback.

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Cobra heart

They prepare this dish by cutting the cobra open in front of you and putting the cobra's heart into a shot glass that's also filled with blood. Yes, if you are feeling adventurous well this is the dish for you. Blood, meh no thanks!

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Kangaroo Meat

Historically the staple meat for indigenous Australians, kangaroo is high in protein and low in fat, making it a pretty healthy choice. It’s gamey in flavour and served in multiple ways, from a simple steak to sausages or burgers. Although some animal groups are against the hunting and harvesting of kangaroos for meat, many ecologists see farming native animals as much better for the fragile Australian rangelands than cattle and say it could massively reduce greenhouse emissions.

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Steak Tartare

It’s made up of good quality raw ground beef, served with onions, capers, raw egg and seasoned with Worcester sauce and other condiments, usually with rye bread or fries on the side. I love medium rare to near blue rare meat but I'm not entirely sure yet if I have the 'balls' to try this dish. However, it is certainly one of those dishes that I will try before I die.

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Pickled Egg

The name says it all, it's a hardboiled egg that's been left to go cold and stuck in a jar of vinegar. The sour liquid penetrates right to the heart making the powdery yolk in the center very sour. I finally had the chance to try this and yuck! I nearly gagged to death. I will never eat another pickled egg as long as I live.

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