Top 10 Strangest Dishes In Asia
Published on March 14, 2010
Nice post, Justin. I've seen a few of these, but never your top 2. Cooked octopus is one of my favorite dishes in Spain, but I've never eaten the live thing. And you make a good point about the dog. I had dog soup (made by a Korean friend while I was living in Uzbekistan) and it was quite nice, but still kind of taboo even to the Uzbeks.
While I was in China I saw starfish on a stick...still the strangest thing I've seen while traveling.
inspiring... funny... and I didn't even need photos to supplement the more-real-than-real life descriptions (bursting krispy kremes, anyone?)
i think i'm gonna go have a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.
I was pondering over some old posts from when I lived in Korea trying to figure out what that was called! Boendaeggi! Yes.
Indeed, the visual images conjured up by these dishes are far more vile than actually consuming them. Though choking down balut or "delicate parts of male animals" doesn't leave much pleasure for the palate, there is something horribly disturbing about eating nakji -- especially if it's a big fella' struggling for his life.
Balut will always make me throw up a little in my mouth. Justin- another fantastic piece. Asia's eats just never get old, do they? Living in Korea for awhile, I ate my fair share of Nakji. I would say, as with nearly all of these others, the idea of eating them is worse than the actually eating of them. I'm pretty sure I'll never forget the smell of my dog stew I tried... and failed at.
How about Boendaeggi? Roasted silkworm larvae. Yikes.