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10 Delicacies March 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — thalounette @ 4:59 pm

Some of you have been reading this blog since September, and other readers had also the opportunity to discover my scary articles about Baby Mice Wine, Casu Marzu or Snake’s heart for example…

And today, I am asking you your opinion 😀

Indeed, this article is a poll in fact… I have read your reactions when writing that some people, somewhere, liked eating maggots in cheese or drinking weird liquids… What is the delicacy you would be so afraid to try?

In this list, which of these ‘dishes’ is the most ‘special’according to you? This blog is not about judging or saying that something is disgusting – we should not forget that cultures are really different, that is all 🙂

  • Century Egg
  • Baby Mice Wine
  • Natto
  • Casu Marzu
  • Insect lollipops
  • Balut
  • Súrsaðir hrútspungar (ram testicles)
  • Raw snake’s heart
  • Lifrarpylsa (Icelandic sheep liver sausage)
  • Escamoles

I have written about all those delicacies in the blog, except for one thing: Escamoles.

It is from Mexico… Escamoles are the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant, which makes its home in the roots of maguey and agave plants. Collecting the eggs is an unpleasant job, since the ants are highly venomous. They must be collected just before the larvae turn into ants, and collectors must wear protective gear to protect themselves from stings. Escamoles are even referred to as ‘insect caviar’! Here is a nice picture:

I thought about naming this article ‘The Weirdest Things to Try’ but I did not want to scare you before reading it! Would you have the courage to eat these really? 😀

Besides, you can tell me about something new or something even more extreme you happened to know about! Go on dear reader, tell everything to Thalounette :p

And be amazed at what unusual animal/cheese/meals are considered delicacies around the world. You may want to think again about some of those trips you had planned hihi!

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4 Responses to “10 Delicacies”

  1. Brian Says:

    For me the worst one ever was the Súrsaðir hrútspungar, even its name is gross!!! But to be honest it would be quite a pain for me to try any of these “meals”.
    Why do I have the feeling this is a farewell post? Is the blog ending soon? (please tell me it’s not it!!!)

  2. Lyna Says:

    The worst thing I have ever tried is a silk worm in Thailand! Oh my God, I just cannot discribe the feeling I had… I just want to forget it 🙂 yuk!

  3. thalounette Says:

    Hiiii! Those white and big worms? Looking like sugar cane grubs?
    How come you put that in your mouth sweetie? 😀 Was it a challenge or a need to try something new, an urge to have a bite of that bloody thing?

    Tell me… Franckly… How was it? 😀

  4. davelecteur Says:

    Frankly, Thalie, of all the gross things you’ve showed us this year, this has to be the worst! For me, there’s just something awful about insects, their larvae, their legs, their… just them! Who would eat creepy crawlies. OK I don’t mind trying anything once, but I would be highly surprised if I liked this. At least with baby mice wine you dont have to eat the baby mice…….. do you???

    >:D


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