THE MOST DISGUSTING FOOD IN THE WORLD… (you’re welcome)
YOU WON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY IT:
The world went nuts recently when influencer Wang Mengyun posted a video of her eating fruit bat soup, which is apparently a delicacy in Micronesia.
Yes, bat soup. A quick online search for it brought me to The Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo Sweden . . .
Here are a few of the delicacies that can be found there:
➠ Maggot cheese: Casu Marzu is a specialty in the Sardinia region of Italy, featuring blocks of pecorino cheese prepared to become a natural breeding grounds for nests of maggots.
➠ Bird embryo: Balut is sold as street food in the Philippines and Vietnam. It’s a developing bird embryo (usually a duck) that is boiled and eaten from the shell.
➠ Sheep’s head: It has long been fine dining in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. There’s smoked or sheep’s head soup, sometimes with brains, and the eyeballs and tongue are a particular delicacy (also a great Rolling Stones album)
➠ Fermented shark: Hákarl, as it is known in its native Iceland, is typically a Greenland shark buried underground for six to 12 weeks before its cut into strips and hung to dry for four to five months. It has been described as “like chewing a urine-infested mattress.” **note** I never want to meet the person who came up with that analogy!
➠ Jellied moose nose: It’s a time-honoured dish in Alaska and Northern Canada where you spread the clear jelly on a piece of toast. And there is both white meat (from the nose bulb) and dark (from around the bones). Ears and lips can also be added (if you want to get all fancy).
➠ Bull penis: Pizzle is a delicacy in China, where it’s said to lead to virility and clearer skin. It can be served as it is, or barbecued on a stick. (Usually shorter than advertised…)
Planning a trip to Sweden? When in Malmo, check out the Disgusting Food Museum. You can get your tickets HERE