Some say that a getaway isn’t finished without tasting the local food, and with the tourism getting more strong these days, travelers are much more courageous about conquering new dishes. In any case, as much as you may love to try new dishes, there are some terrifying & dangerous foods which are infamous for stinking, looks weird and even causes death!!
Here are the scariest Food items in the World!
1. Puffer Fish – Japan
Japan is always known for the world’s best sushi, but here’s one fish they might want to leave in the ocean. The puffer fish also called “fugu” is so poisonous i.e. 100 times more potent than cyanide that it can kill someone instantly. It contains such Toxins which must be removed so carefully that chefs need to be specially trained, licensed and certified by the government. The transparent fish tastes mild and clean but considering it’s one of the most dangerous foods in the world, I say stick with Tuna.
Escamoles are the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant. Yep, You read it Correctly – ANT EGGS. Collecting the eggs is a uniquely unpleasant job as you can’t let your loved ones being stolen so these ants give a sting with their highly toxic venom.
The most popular way to eat them is in a taco with guacamole which is seriously Insane. Escamoles have a surprisingly pleasant taste: buttery and slightly nutty. This hugely increases the chances that, while in Mexico, you could eat them without realizing you are eating a taco full of these Insane ant eggs.
3. Balut – An Unfertilized Duck Egg
Behold the greatest in our journey of horror – The Balut. Balut are duck eggs that have been incubated until the fetus is all feathery and beaky and then boiled alive. The bones give the eggs a uniquely crunchy texture.
It might not be really bad for your system, but it sure is scary, mostly because you can clearly see a leathery little half formed bird inside. Mostly eaten in the Philippines.
Beware next time when you crack an Egg – Who knows what horror Beholds You!
Sannakji or sannakji hoe is a variety of hoe, or raw dish, in Korean cuisine. It consists of nakji (a small octopus) that has been cut into small pieces while still alive and served immediately, usually lightly seasoned with sesame and sesame oil. The nakji pieces are usually still squirming on the plate when served. It can also be served as a whole, live baby octopus.
Beware if you wish to try this as the suction cups on the arm pieces are still active when the dish is served, special care should be taken when eating sannakji. The active suction cups can cause swallowed pieces of arm to stick in the mouth or throat. This can also present a choking hazard for some people, particularly if they are intoxicated.
5. Raw Honey
Raw Honey when collected contains grayanotoxin. So without pasteurizing this stuff is so potent, it can cause a headache, excessive sweating, and vomiting.
6. Ackee Fruit
Ackee – A national food of Jamaica. While it is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin A, zinc, and protein, it also contains a toxin that can cause severe vomiting. The unripened or inedible portions of the fruit contain the toxins which are found in both the seeds and the arils. So avoid it if unripe to save yourself from coma and death.
7. Green Potatoes
Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. But Green Potatoes are of great concern. Even consuming a tiny amount of this green area can lead to severe diarrhea, headaches, psychological problems.
8. Black Pudding
Black Pudding as the name suggests is not a Sweet Dish like other normal Pudding. I would say with if Monsters and Dracula would have been alive they would have enjoyed this dish and would prove to be regular customers to the vendors as this pudding consist of pig or cow’s blood cooked with a filler until the blood congeals. Don’t let the name fool you: Black pudding is pretty much blood served in a sausage casing, basically an intestine, and tastes like sausage. While “pudding” may throw you off, this sausage dish is still generally served at breakfast. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!