The most exotic dishes of the world
People of the East eat such exotic and, at first glance, inedible dishes that sometimes the Europeans chills with only one form of exquisite delicacy. And really, the most exotic dishes of the world can be dangerous, and even detrimental to health.
Fugu is a traditional meal of real samurai
Near the shores of Japan lives a poisonous puffer fish. It is often called habraham because of her frightening appearance. She looks like an inflated rubber ball bristling with sharp needles. In addition to deterring the appearance of this inhabitant of the ocean carries so much poison that you can poison about 40 people.
However, this very expensive delicacy offered in many Japanese restaurants. To cook it, not everyone can cook, but only with a special licence to cook this fish.
All internal organs of the puffer fish contain a large amount of nerve poison tetrodotoxin. It is believed that in small doses it is beneficial for health. Maybe that’s why the ancient samurai ate this fish.
The danger is not only the use of such exotic foods, but the cooking process. One wrong move chef, and poison entering the tiny cut on his hand can take the life of a mountain specialist. The solace is that death from fugu fish in Japonistyka very decent.
The result of the work of the chef is a beautifully decorated sliced wafer-thin, almost transparent slices of raw flesh of the puffer fish. And a special chef’s skill is the ability to cook this delicacy that it left a microscopic dose of venom, from which the visitor will feel only a slight intoxication of pleasant and unusual sensation on the lips and in the mouth.
Exotic dishes from soy and jellyfish
Soybeans – seems to be an ordinary product used by Europeans and including. But in Japan there is a national dish of fermented soybeans called natto. Cooked soybeans can withstand a day at room temperature until the broth begins to sour. It is here that any European hostess, opening the lid and feeling the “unique flavor”, will pour out the missing food. But the Japanese are allowed a dubious treat for another week to “aging”, which produces a slimy, stinking, sticky mess. It is believed that natto helps blood clot and helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Another example of the mucosa of Japanese food – salad of jellyfish. Before preparing the salad, they are boiled and richly flavored with herbs and spices. It turns out the delicacy, resembling abundant a runny nose.
And the Chinese cook fat from marine jellyfish. First, they are washed in running water, then soaked with a solution of alum for firming and dried in the sun.
Goodies from insects and larvae
Again, for the European wild eat insects and especially their larvae. While Asians traditionally consider them delicious foods rich in easily digestible protein. And with the fun crunch of fried locusts and caterpillars, snails in sauce and eggs with large black ants. Boiled ant eggs resemble the taste of cheese, eat them with hot sauce.
In Cambodia eat spiders. They are specially grown, as we have hens, broilers, and fry to a crisp in coconut oil. They say that the taste of meat spider looks like crab meat.
In Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian countries it is customary to eat snakes. The course is everything except for leather, of which shoes and belts sew. The main subtlety is that this is not a chicken tagine from the freezer got defrosted and cooked soup. Snake need to eat just murdered, so the restaurants serving this exotic dish, keep the serpent alive, and killed in the client. Immediately drained the blood of reptile in a glass and serve neat or with vodka. Here you can sample a still-beating snake heart and snake soup. Snake blood and raw hearts credited with a huge number of useful properties. It does, but the main visitors of these restaurants are foreign tourists, not natives. Whether the prices bite, or snake already ate.
Actually simple European living in a favorable climate, fertile land, more or less rich in the country’s most exotic dishes of the world seem to be inedible and disgusting.
Europeans have no idea how you can eat delicious treats Asians. In Indonesia it is rotten shark meat, which emits such a fragrance that is, it is only recommended outdoors. The Philippines and Cambodia – are duck eggs that have already formed the embryo. The Chinese went further, these eggs even survive in the ground for three months. Koreans eat fried rats and praise of meat, like chicken.
And if you think about it, whether because of the exotic people living on Islands and in regions with infertile soil, eat such inedible products? Maybe this has historically been due to lack of food? So, if possible, raise some chickens and pigs they had, and infested with snakes, rats inhabited all the basements and the street and around the Islands only ocean where the fish need to catch and jellyfish beached darkness. That had people there that there. But now, when wealthy Europeans headlong rush to the East for the thrill, sin doesn’t pay for exotic dishes.