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Get to know which countries offer, in addition to their paradisiacal sceneries, the most exotic dishes and drinks in the world. Enjoy these peculiar customs.
Fugu or puffer fish
– Blowfish venom is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide and is concentrated in the fish’s ovaries, liver and skin.
– It is prepared by specialized chefs for more than 3 years. In the European Union this dish is forbidden.
– Tarantulas are seasoned with herbs and garlic and are traditionally presented in wooden trays.
– This dish costs 50 cents and is sold in the streets that lead to the ancient temples.
– Chapulin is called crickets and grasshoppers. They are served in tacos and seasoned with spicy sauce.
– Crunchy and greasy, these insects add flavor to the tacos, placing them as well as a very coveted dish.
– It’s about veal brains. They are fried and usually accompanied by bread, tomato and lettuce.
– It has a soft texture and delicate flavor. They are also prepared in Mexico and Uruguay in tacos or grilled.
– To keep the experience unique, this dish is served in the skull of the same monkey.
– The monkey’s skull is opened in front of the visitor, the brains are served hot and even palpitating.
– A fish is stuffed with boiled eggs. A chicken is stuffed with the same fish and then the lamb is stuffed.
– Finally fill the camel with the lamb to roast over a low heat. This recipe is in the Records Guinness.
– It consists of roasting, slowly, the intestines of sheep or lamb which are seasoned with aromatic herbs.
– It is prepared with lamb intestines and fried in olive oil or roasted until golden.
– The heart, lungs and liver of sheep are cooked and seasoned with onions, oatmeal, herbs.
– All this is stuffed into the animal’s stomach and cooked for 3 hours. It is usually accompanied with mashed potatoes.
– It is the cow’s own urine and is considered a healthy alternative by Hindus.
– It is said that it can treat problems from diabetes to cancer. In Italy it is called “Acqua di Vacca”.
– From Lake Titicaca, is home to Coleo Telmatobius (frog), the main ingredient of frog juice.
– The frog is liquefied with bean broth, honey, aloe vera and maca. This last ingredient is aphrodisiac.
Geneva with ants
– Ants have an extraordinary citrus spot and each bottle contains nothing more than 62 ants.
– This peculiar ingredient, when mixed with alcohol, produces incomparable aromatic flavors.
Baby mouse wine
– It is considered a “health tonic”. It consists of submerging mouse cubs in a jug of wine.
– Mice are no more than 3 days old and are left to ferment for a year. In the end, the mice can be eaten.
Are you willing to enjoy each of these exotic drinks and foods? Well, have a good trip and enjoy!