by Onflames on 06/09/07 at 4:04 pm
Like the old saying ‘you are what you eat’, every person is also a product of his local surroundings. These wild and exotic foods of the world represent extraordinary types of local delicacies that will cause you to wonder and ponder over the different cultures that enjoy these curious and uncommon dishes.
If you think that the home cooking you eat can be peculiar, come check out these curious foods:
This food from Argentina is made from the Thymus gland of young calves, and is served especially with lemons!
Reindeer Steak (CANADA)
How about trying out a little bit of reindeer meat from Canada, for a change, eh?
If you are in Mexico and want to eat something local but vegetarian, try out their special cactus salad.
Kim Chee (KOREA)
Want to go veggie in Korea too? Then just try out some of their fermented cabbage. It is very sour and actually tastes a lot like vinegar.
Ika Sashimi (JAPAN)
In Japan, besides eating the food, watch out for its preparation, because the live squid is normally kept in a tank underneath the table at restaurants. Upon the arrival of a customer, there is a special ceremonious “Squid Dance” performance by the waiters where the live squid is cut up in front of you, then taken for cooking.
PATATJE OORLOG (HOLLAND)
The English translation of this dish from Holland means “war chips”. They are fried potato chips served with mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, garlic sauce and peanut-butter. It apparently gets its name because a war breaks out in your stomach when you eat it!
People in Ghana simply relish this local dish made up of beaten yam fried in groundnut oil, and eaten especially with peanut butter