All over the world there are hundreds of delicious foods which are considered as delicacies. However, one mans delicacy is another mans indelicacy. Below I will list five of the most disgusting foods from around the world. It is strange as these foods are considered as delicacies in their native countries. Luckily, most of the foods will not be found in your local supermarket.
Bird spit – The saliva of the swiflet bird nest in China is considered a delicacy. The nests are considered as one of the most expensive products consumed by humans. This is because the nests are located high above in remote caves in China. People risk there lives to retrieve these nest. The prices of the bird spit are range from $1000- £10000.
Fetal Duck egg – When you normally eat an egg, you will find the yolk and the egg white. However, in the Philippines and Vietnam they eat an egg which contains the foetus of a duck. This is created by incubating the egg for a few weeks to allow the duck to grow slightly. So, imagine breaking open an egg to find a small foetus of a duck. Would you eat one?
Casu Marzu – This cheese is so sickening and disgusting that it is made illegal to purchase and make in Italy. Essentially, Casu Marzu is a maggot infested cheese. The cheese is filled with larvae and when these larvae begin to turn into flies they start releasing there foul smell. This cheese is only fit for human consumption when all maggots have died which can take up to several weeks.
Civet faeces – The faeces of the Civet is collected and turned into the most expensive coffee in the world. The Civet consumes only the ripest kopi Luwak coffee bean, and excretes the partially digested bean which can be turned in coffee. Of course, the coffee is washed and roasted before it is sold.
Kumis – This is fermented horse milk. The milk is collected from the female horse and is left to rot. The bacteria inside the milk transforms into an alcoholic drink. I think I would prefer buying alcohol from the store instead of fermenting my own alcohol from horse’s milk.