Food is something that we use to have to eat out of necessity for survival. These days food is not only to keep us alive but is a very enjoyable thing to experience. Some people now go as far as trying new and exciting foods just to taste different things. All around the world each country has their special delicacy. Something that you might thing is strange, weird and disgusting. Or it might make you want to head out there and try them yourself. So I thought i would share with you just a few delicacies from around the world that perhaps you should try at least once in your lifetime.
Caviar is a delicacy that most people would commonly associate as fish eggs. They tend to salt cured roe from the fish and are either pasteurized or fresh, depending on where you are eating them. Most commonly found from fish in the black sea. You will find that the beluga caviar is one of the most expensive varieties. Caviar is quite expensive to purchase. It is used as an aperitif eaten from a spoon or spread on a piece of melba toast. It is something worth trying at least once and can be purchased throughout the world.
Eating fried tarantulas or fried spiders is a delicacy you will come across in some regions of Cambodia. They are seen as a snack and are most often just served with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and chilli flakes. They have been described as a bland version between chicken and cod. Frying them makes their skin crunchy and safe to eat. While it may give you the creeps just thinking about it, it is a hugely popular thing in that part of the world.
While it is not recommended to eat the cockroaches you find on the streets during your holidays or in your home. They are, in fact, one of the nicest insects to eat. Apparently. They are quite a versatile insect that can be roasted, boiled, fried or toasted. Many people eat them in different ways, and they have become a delicacy all across the world. You may find they are more popular as a street food in Asian countries. A popular way is to eat them in a spring roll type way with salad and garnishes.
Pigeon is a common meat to eat in some European countries. We may find that hard to believe as we seem them messing around rubbish bins but it’s true. They are known as Squab, and the bird and meat are under four weeks old. That is when it is at it’s most tender. It has been described as like eating a dark piece of chicken. The way you cook it is similar to other poultry like roasting, pan frying and grilling. It is best to slow cook to avoid losing moisture.
Finally, no round the world delicacy list could be complete without the Scottish favourite of Haggis. Wrapped in a sheep’s stomach lining you will find mince heart, liver, kidney and other such parts of the animal all mixed with suet, salt and spices. It is most commonly eaten on Burns night in Scotland and is an acquired taste.
I hope some of these have made it on to your list of foods to try at least once.