Strange foods from around the World

November 7, 2008 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Going abroad brings all sorts of problems, where to go and where to stay, but what to eat? Surely nothing can go wrong there!


A Canadian dish, chips, fresh cheese curds and covered with gravy. It is regarded as a quintessential Canadian comfort food. It originated in Quebec, Canada. Poutine is a fast food staple in Canada andis sold by many fast food chains.

Canadian Poutine

Canadian Poutine


A regional food in Delaware, South Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. It is made from pig offal, the head, heart, liver, and other scraps are boiled with the bones, often the entire head, to make a broth.
The bones and fat are discarded and dry cornmeal is added to the broth to make a mush. Seasonings such as sage and thyme are added and the mixture is cooled in loaf tins until it solidifies



No strange food list could go without mentioning haggis, the traditional Scottish dish. There are many recipes but the common ingredients are sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), onion, oats, suet, spices and salt, stock. The mixture is boiled in the animals stomach for about three hours. It is usually served as a main course on Burns night.



Known as beondegi in Korea they are boiled and seasoned and eaten as a snack food. In China roasted silkworm pupae are sold by street vendors. They also come in tins.



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