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Bizarre Food #3 / China

Did the most bizarre food from South Korea and Vietnam opened your appetite? Well, that is just the beginning. Buckle up, we’re going in China today! 1. Fried duck tongue Chinese eat almost everything in the duck: its neck, tripes, skin and more appropriately, its meat; but one of their favorite parts of the animal is its tongue. Once it has been fried, it is crunchy outside and then slowly melts in the mouth. Oh, and it looks like a jumbo shrimp! 2. Shark fin soup A luxury dish in China, this soup is very expensive and is supposed to increase your life expectancy. For many, the price is more ecological as it partly contributes to sharks extinction. 3. Sea cucumber Weirdest cucumber ever. This one is alive, thorny and has tentacles. And yet, Chinese people love it. They even eat 40,000 tons a year! Who said blood sausage did not look appealing? 4. Chicken feet Eaten as a snack, the chicken feet is fried until it becomes golden. What else can beat bones and skin during your mid-afternoon …

Bizarre Food #2 / Vietnam

Every country has its own kind of bizarre food and once in your life, you will be challenged to try one of them. Last time, we introduced you to South Korea’s . Be ready to face something quite different with Vietnam . 1. Tiet Canh – Blood Soup No, this is not a tomato soup. Made from duck’s blood, this soup is eaten cold with fresh herbs and crushed peanuts. They say it is excellent. Feel free to give us your thoughts! 2. Thang Co – Viscus Dish Vietname people are known for eating animal viscus. To try some, just put tripes, lungs, heart and livers in a cooking pot and have it with a bowl of rice. Bon appétit. 3- rượu rắn – Snake Alcohol Snake alcohol was invented in Vietnam. During few months, a whole snake is immersed in alcohol, which will disable his poison. A good way to heat you up! 4 – trứng vịt lộn – Brooded egg Hold your breath for this one. During 17 to 20 days, a female duck …

Bizarre Food #1 / South Korea

Western people are not really risky when it comes to their food. If the French boast about eating snails or the English are proud to eat eel jelly, it is no big deal compared to meals from East Asia. It is known by many that this part of the world have the most refined and healthy food. But you can also find some of the most weirdest meal or dishes that only the bravest Westerners will eat. Let’s start by introducing bizarre food from South Korea. Bon appétit ! 1. Gopchang  Gopchang is a meal mainly made of grilled beef or pork intestines. It is known to be full of protein and iron. Well appreciated with a glass of soju! 2. Beondegi  Beondegi are steamed silkworm chrysalid. It is eaten all over South Korea and can even be found in tin can. It becomes less and less common to have those. 3. Ggup Dae Gi  Ggup Dae Gi is grilled pork skin eaten with spicy sauce. In short, almost pork skin chips! Only specific restaurants with a …