Are you bored of eating regular old beef and chicken? Are you looking to explore and try some new exotic meats? Well, I have some good news for you. Basically, each country or area of the world has a set list of what animals are okay to eat. You might be shocked when you see what some people are cooking up for dinner on the other side of the world… I hope you can stomach putting these animals in your stomach.
Pigeon – Their meat is said to be mild and tender, making Pigeon a much sought after dish in France.
Elephant – Poachers mainly hunt Elephant for their tusks, but they can also produce around a half ton of meat.
Silkworm – Said to have a bitter taste, these worms are typically fried and when you bite them, their juices POP out.
Tarantula – These Arachnids are considered a delicacy in some parts of Cambodia.
Ostrich – Ostrich meat is actually very lean and has been made into burgers right here in America.
Rat – Eating this rodent would actually give you a big boost of protein.
Roach – Eaten raw or fried, Roaches are consumed around the world and evidently have a taste similar to shrimp.
Duck Embryo – This is typically consumed in Southeast Asia as a treat called “Balut”
Fruit Bats – In Micronesia Fruit Bats Are eaten as part of a soup.
Scorpion – Fried Scorpion is served up as a snack and apparently have a taste akin to popcorn.
Snail – In case you didn’t know, Escargot is snail. A staple of most rich and fancy dinner parties.
Octopus – We all know Calamari is fried octopus, but the photo you’re seeing below is Sannakji, an octopus meant to be eaten while it is alive.
Gorilla – This endangered species has been traditionally eaten in some African cultures, even to this day.
Ant – Ants can be found in numerous dishes, the French put them in chocolate bars, while in Copenhagen they are prepared as part of a salad.
Squirrel – Squirrel brains are regularly consumed in America and are considered a delicacy in some areas of Kentucky.
Donkey – Donkey meat is served in Italy and is considered quite the treat due to its delicious taste.
Frog – Frog Sashimi is a fresh frog meal. When I say fresh frog, I mean that it is literally killed in front of your eyes and is meant to be consumed immediately.
I don’t know about you, but chicken is looking pretty delicious to me right now. You shouldn’t judge other cultures, but if you come face-to-face with one of these dishes, feel free to run away screaming. It’s hard to believe people actually eat this stuff.
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