20 Strange Foods From Around The Globe

This is a crazy and strange world we live in, and we make it even crazier by concocting the weirdest, grossest and most unappetizing dishes youll ever see. From bird nest soup to all of the strange cuisines us humans come up with at state fairs, youre bound to find strange foods in every corner of the world. While this list my comprise of some foods youve already seen, heard of or even tasted, there will be some that will shock you. After reading through this list, youll be asking yourself Who in their right mind would eat that? To answer that question, wed like to remind you of all of the crazy people in the world.


Hakari is the national dish of Iceland and consists of fermented shark meat which has been hung to dry for four to five months. Many consider it an acquired taste.

Birds Nest Soup

Birds nest soup doesnt actually contain birds nest as we know it, rather the nests are made from the birds saliva, which dries and hardens. It is seen as not just a delicacy, but also a medicinal concoction in various Asian cultures.

Escamoles (Ants Larvae) Mexico

Apparently, ants larvae is gathered from the bottoms of agave leaves, and often cooked in butter. Yum!

Lutefisk Scandinavia

Basically, its a dish made of whitefish soaked in lye, then after a week, its cooked and ready to eat. Its served more often in the US than it is in Scandinavia. To say this has to be the weirdest method of cooking fish is an understatement.