When you travel the world, you’ll find many weird and wonderful things to eat. Some of you will be up to the challenge whilst others would rather just find a cheap alternative.
On your trip around the world you’ll face many interesting cultures and with this many different foods, some of which will be more extreme than others. Here is our list of 10 weird things to eat around the world:
10. Dog – Southern China, South Korea, Vietnam
You can eat dog in many exciting forms – dog stew, grilled dog, dog soup or why not try spicy dog stew? If you don’t like the idea of eating dog meat you could visit the anti-dog meat movement.
9. Snake – China
Snake can often come in a tasty hotpot, when I tried it I found it a little chewy.
8. Guinea Pig – Peru, Ecuador
It’s quite common to eat Guinea Pig in many rural parts of Peru and Ecuador. Although it comes stretched out on the plate there really isn’t that much meat to eat, but what is there is surprisingly tasty.
7. Alligator – Various
Apparently alligator is a healthy alternative to beef or chicken, the meat is most commonly taken from the tail. It’s known for tasting like a cross between fish and chicken.
6. Kangaroo – Australia
Quite common in the supermarket in Australia is their very own National symbol, the kangaroo. It exported to 55 countries around the world. It’s low in fat, very nutritious and cheap in comparison to many other meats on the supermarket shelf.
5. Cat – China
In certain parts of China they also eat cat as well as many other weird and wonderful things on this list.
4. Rat – China, India, South East Asia
Rat is often grilled on a stick in South East Asia, India and China. Rats are commonly eaten in areas where the rice paddy fields are flooded.
3. Spider – Tibet
If you fancy a bit of spider you should head to Tibet where you can grill a spider on a nice open fire.
2. Insects – Various
In many different cultures in Africa, Asia and Latin America, eating various different insects is actually tradition.
1. Tiger – China
Believe it or not they actually eat tiger in China. Mainly eaten for medicinal purposes amongst rich Chinese men, tiger penis is said to enhance your virility.
Have you eaten anything weird on your travels? Let us know by leaving a comment.