7 Crazy Dishes Around The World

These foods are worth the trip. Sorta.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

American cuisine is rapidly expanding beyond the burger. And with foodie culture everywhere, we're craving food from all over the world. Unfortunately, not every dish is readily available, and some unique and specialty treats require a plane ticket. Here are seven crazy foods you can only get--for now--outside of America.

Tuna Eyeballs 

Eye see you. Head to Japan to try this fishy dish.

Blood Sausage 

Like it's name suggests, blood sausage does contain blood. Diners in Europe, Asia and Africa love the taste of congealed pig or cow blood with various flavorings and breadcrumbs, stuffed into a sausage skin.


Fugu me! Fans of The Simpsons remember when Homer ate this Japanese dish of poisonous blowfish and thought he was going to die.


Not even food adventurer Anthony Bourdain was ready for this. This Icelandic specialty consists of the rotting carcass of a Greenland shark (or other sleeper shark). It’s buried underground, dry and served. Bourdain described it as “the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing” he’s tried.

Mopane Worms

Some experts predict that bugs will be the protein source of the future. In Africa, they're ahead of the game with these juicy, meaty worms.

Century Egg

Who doesn't like rotten eggs? These Chinese eggs (also known as a hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg) are duck, chicken or quail eggs preserved in a mixture of clay, ash and quicklime for several weeks to a few months. The yolk turns a dark green or black while the white layer turns to a dark brown translucent jelly.


With a name like Stink Bug, it's hard not to freak out. In Africa, these little guys are used to flavor stews or are eaten on their own for a fun snack. Apparently they have an "apple flavor." Yummers!

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