What are the most eccentric dishes in Asia?

When it comes to the weirdest foods in the whole world, Asia is the centre of focus. Foods consumed in Asia are less likely to be consumed in other parts of the world. How would you like to eat a handful of scorpions? Not weird enough? How about eating a yummy live toad for dinner? If you plan to visit any country in Asia, you would likely come across or run into one of these weird foods. It is no wonder that the first Coronavirus case was announced in China with claims that it was gotten from those who consumed bat in a Wuhan market.

In China and some parts of Southeast Asia, you can place an order for grasshoppers and fried scorpions. If you are looking to visit any Asian country, you can always search for travel agencies in the country and read what other people that have used their services are saying about them on Britainreviews.co.uk. For instance, if Thailand is your destination, you can easily read Thailand travel agency companies reviews to know the right company to patronize in the country. Here are some of the most eccentric dishes in Asia;

1• Raw Horse Meat:

Eating raw horse meat is a common delicacy in Asia, especially in Japan and Korea. The Japanese call it basashi while the Koreans call it yuuk-hwe. Horse meats contain a high level of unsaturated fatty acids and it is beneficial to the health.

2• Sannakji

This is one of Asia’s most famous delicacy. Sannakji is a dish containing little pieces of octopus which have been slaughtered, not cooked or fried but only capped with sesame oil. This dish is dangerous because the suction cups of the tentacles can cause asphyxiation if it is not properly chewed. But the Koreans doesn’t seem to be concerned about this.

3• Eating Toads

Eating toads is a common act in China, they eat toad even when they’re still alive. Research shows that a lot of people die annually after eating a poorly prepared toad. If the toads are not rinsed and cooked appropriately, consuming it can be deadly.

4• Shiokara

This dish called “Shiokara” is raw viscera of different types of animal that are dished after they have been fermented and salted. It is made from various marine animals and consists of small pieces of meat. They are sold in glass or plastic containers. They are different types of Shiokara. Katsuo no Shiokara: made from skipjack tuna, Uni no Shiokara: made from sea urchin roe, Ami no Shiokara: made from krill-like crustacean, Kati no Shiokara: made from Oyster.

5• Pufferfish

Pufferfish is a popular deadly delicacy if it is not properly prepared as it is the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world. On the other side, it is very expensive and still the most delicious meals in Asia. It is known as “Fugu” in Japan and “bok” in Korea.

6• Pig’s Blood Cake

This delicacy is sold in market stalls in places like Taiwan. It is also called black cake. It is made from steamed pork blood and sticky, then it is rolled in peanut powder. It is eaten as a snack. Pig blood is rich in Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Protein, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium and other nutrients.

7•Skewed Scorpions and Grasshoppers

In China and even some parts of Southeast Asia, grasshoppers and scorpions are sold in street. They are street food delicacy. The scorpion is deep-fried which makes the venom neutralized. The dangerous part of this delicacy is that eating too many skewed scorpions can cause nose bleeding.