10 dangerous exotic dishes

When we consider our food, we don’t think about it too, and in fact sometimes note that it’s normal. However, there are some products that are so unusual and dangerous that they can fight off any appetite. In this collection you will see poisonous shark meat, neurotoxic fruit salad and frogs-bulls…


Greenland sharks are dangerous not only while kayaking, but also for the stomach. The fact that the Greenland shark does not have the ability to urinate, resulting in a huge amount of ammonia and oxide of trimethyl removed from the body of the shark through the tissue. Enterprising residents of Greenland developed a traditional dish known as Spat, which is an aged shark meat. Besides that the smell of shark meat is almost unbearable, the consumer is faced with a potential threat of organ damage, intoxication and disease from poisons that are still present in the meat.


Kivak is extremely heavy and dangerous food. Vintage Icelandic food known as Kivak consists of fermented (in fact, decomposed) carcasses of small seabirds – guillemots and gulls. Birds are caught using nets and sewn up in the skins of seals aged before you bury in the ground for up to three years. Birds melanomatous the seal oil in the cold Arctic tundra. As a result, the food, when it finally dig out, not only looks a bit disgusting, but can be deadly because of the possibility of botulism. Last meal of the famous biologist and researcher was Kivak.

African poisonous frogs-bulls

African poisonous frogs-bulls are considered in this article, as positioned as a delicacy in the African country of Namibia. However, the frog’s meat contains a powerful toxin known as Oshiketakata, which can lead to kidney failure, muscle damage and even death. Recommendations for handling frogs include their bookmark in a pot with special boards which supposedly “neutralize” the toxin. The level of venom is believed to be lower at certain times of the year when food is acceptable for the brave, or maybe foolish, if we are talking about the processing of wooden planks. We cannot guarantee that the consumer will not croak…

Braised Asian bats

There are some foods which simply defy the imagination. Perhaps the most illogical food is Asian soup made of bats, which contains an entire bat in a soup bowl after boiling with chicken broth. Bat cut with a knife and fork, and then eat the broth with a spoon, together with the innards of the bat. In the dish are the hair and membrane of bat wings. The dish is quite tasty, but we are forced to conclude that it is very unappetizing, especially species of bat. Bats can carry a number of human infectious diseases, in addition, this practice is considered wrong from the point of view of many environmental organizations.


Carambola is the most seductive and innocent looking food on this list. While other dishes may be complex or disturbing, the carambola just beautiful. Asian plant contains five edges that form a perfect star, when the fruit is served sliced crosswise. Once You eat this plant, stars can whirl around your head, as this fruit contains neurotoxins. The carambola also contains huge amounts of oxalic acid. This fruit affects those who have weak kidneys, in exceptional cases resulting in death.

Octopus tentacles

The number of exotic Japanese and Korean restaurants, including those seeking to attract Western tourists, offering sushi, not only raw materials, but also partially live. Miniature octopuses are brought in sushi bars alive and quickly cut into two parts. When serving on a plate with soy sauce, they still squirm because of the tentacle reflex in both invertebrate animal has a partially decentralized nervous system. In several accidents it was death, resulting from disembodied tentacles blocked the respiratory tract visitors.

Eggs of gastropods

The eggs of the sturgeon fish are known as caviar and are a popular dish in Russia, and snails are a popular French dish. Extreme entrepreneurs are promoting a new dish-a delicacy known as “cochlear caviar”, which consists of raw eggs of land snails. Eggs are served hard-boiled quail eggs or with grilled vegetables and exotic salads. They come neatly packaged in small jars with wonderful seasoning that brings the taste of fresh earth. Eggs not cooked, so were registered deaths from consumption of raw snails infected with brain parasites.

In the South-West USA, rattlesnake not only afraid, but also eat. Proponents of the “snake food” note that snake meat is very similar to chicken, due to the fact that reptiles are ancestors of birds. This is an amazing southern dish…very authentic… In South-East Asia cafe actively marketing their own snacks from the snake in the form of a snake burgers made from cobras and other snakes. Snake meat is perfectly safe to eat, because the toxin is not distributed in the tissues. After separation from the skin and frying, you’ll never guess what don’t eat beef or chicken.

The insides of the digestive, reproductive and nervous systems of some animals are placed in the basis of some grotesque, but surprisingly popular dishes. A variety of dishes using membrane of the stomach, intestines and even testicles of cows and sheep. “Guts” needs to be thoroughly cleaned, as they often used questionable body parts, but can be surprisingly neatly served in eateries. Lamb testicles are among the most popular, and are served breaded and testes of a bull – marinated in sauce. In Europe can be served a dish known as “tripe”, which is made from pig intestines. Heads of sheep and fish eyes also appear in the menu. Risks of fatal infections from parasites led to the adoption of a number of provisions on the consumption of entrails and sheep.

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