Each country has its own national foods that are famous for. Many people who travel will find that some cuisines are disgusting but for the locals a delicacy.
We present the most popular national foods around the world.
1. Smalahove, Norway
A cooked sheep’s head.
2. Basashi, Japan
Basashi (馬刺し) is raw horse meat that’s sliced thin and served with ginger and green onions with soy sauce (醤油) for dipping. It is basically sashimi, but with horse meat instead of fish.
3. Chapulines, Mexico
Chapulines are fried crickets from Mexico.
4. Durian, Thailand
5. Zwiebelmettwurst, Germany
It’s raw minced pork with onions, taste better with bacon.
6. Cuy Asado, Ecuador
Cuy asado: grilled guinea pig
7.Sea egg, Barbados
It’s basically a sea urchin. You can eat it fried, stewed, sautéed, or even just raw with lemon juice.
8. Mopane worm, Africa
It’s a large edible caterpillar, known as the Mopane Worm or Mopani Worm.
9. Balut, Philippines
Balut is a developing duck embryo.
10. Arroz de Cabidela, Portugal
Arroz de Cabidela, which is essentially rabbit or chicken cooked in its own blood that’s added to the rice with water and a bit of vinegar.
11. Vegemite, Australia
12. Butod, Malaysia
Known as ‘Butod’ in Sabah, sago grub or sago worm is a popular delicacy. It’s an ugly but nutritious food.
13. Kercha, Algeria
Kercha or stuffed sheep’s stomach is popular in Algeria.
14. Frog legs, France
One of the most well-known delicacies in France is frog legs. They’re usually fried with parsley and garlic sauce.
15. Soused herring, Netherlands
In the Netherlands, people eat brined herring. It’s raw herring that’s been preserved in salt, and it can be eaten on bread or just whole if you’re in a hurry.
16. Century eggs, China
17. P’tcha, Israel
In Israel, people enjoy p’tcha, which is a dish prepared from jellied calves feet. It’s very popular among people of Polish heritage.
18. Flæskesvær, Denmark
This is pigs skin in strips. You boil them first, then bake them with a lot of salt until they are almost too hard to eat.
19. Soondae, Korea
Soondae is a popular Korean street food and is more or less blood sausage, usually served with a liver.
20. Surströmming, Sweden
Surströmming is a fish, fermented for six months, covered in just enough salt to prevent rotting. When opened, the smell can be quite overwhelming.