Every country has it's own traditional ideas when it comes to food. Some of these food choices can seem strange, or just downright disgusting. Even here in North America we eat some rather poignant dishes. Here are 10 dishes from around the world that would make even the staunchest person shiver a little bit.
1. Tete de Veau
Tete de veau, or calf's head in English, is a French delicacy that can take between 5 - 7 hours to properly prepare. The meat is supposed to be extremely tender and flavorful, but for most North Americans we wouldn't be able to get past what we are actually eating.
2. Soup #5
You might be asking yourself why this dish is named, Soup #5? Well, a lot of restaurants might find it difficult to sell this particular menu item if they called it was it truly is, a soup made with bull balls and bull penis. It's a Filipino dish that allegedly has healing and aphrodisiac properties.
3. Sour-toe cocktail
The Downtown Hotel, in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, is not for the faint of heart. If you head over to the Sourdough Saloon and ask for Captain River Rat, you are on you way to joining the Sour-toe Cocktail Club. One ounce of any liquor you want, plus one authentic dehydrated toe. The only rule is that your lips must touch the toe.
4. Wasp Crackers
The name says it all. This Japanese style rice cracker does in fact have wasps added to the dough. No one really knows how this particular dish came into creation, but I think a lot of people would be taking a hard pass on this cracker. Supposedly, they're not nearly as bad as you would think they are.