Humans have different taste buds. people living in different parts of the world, have different taste styles, if compared. According to different life style and mode to survive, people adopted different foods to survive. These foods then became their staple food. But in some countries, there exists some kind of food that are unbearably disgusting. here is the list of top 10 food that taste really bad.
10. Cane rat (China).
I totally understand that people have to use what resources are available to them to survive. However, the sight of a dried cane rat at a food stall in Yangshuo, in southern China, was not a particularly what I had in mind. One of the experts, who travel around the world to taste different foods, said “as it was my job to taste it and so I did. What can I say? It tasted just as one would imagine a dead dried rat would taste. Let us never speak of it again.”
9. Airag (Mongolia).
They say Mongolians are born in the saddle and die in the saddle, and it is certainly true that the horse is vital to their nomadic lifestyle. They also eat plenty of horsemeat and manage to consume almost four liters of mare’s milk a day. Mare’s milk is fermented in a cowhide container until it is a potent 5% ABV: I have to wonder how any of Mongolians manage to stay in the saddle at all?
Some kinds of oysters are commonly consumed, cooked or raw, by humans as a delicacy. Jonathan Swift is quoted as having said, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster”. But evidence of oyster consumption goes back into prehistory, evidenced by oyster middens found worldwide. Oysters were an important food source in all coastal areas where they could be found, and oyster fisheries were an important industry where they were plentiful. Overfishing and pressure from diseases and pollution have sharply reduced supplies, but they remain a popular treat celebrated in oyster festivals in many cities and towns.
7. Dende oil (Brazil).
This dislike is a purely subjective one. Dende oil is the cooking medium for much of the fried food in the Bahia region of Brazil. It is extracted from local palm trees, and the origins of its use go back to the cooking methods of African slaves. The taste of anything cooked in the oil is very strong, but you are unlikely to get that far, as the smell is reminiscent of an unwashed armpit.
6. Hákarl (Iceland).
At some point in distant history, a hungry Icelander thought that if he buried a basking shark in a pit of gravel and snow for up to 12 weeks and then left it to dry for a few months more; it would make for a lovely little snack. It doesn’t, and the long curing process of hákarl actually produces arguably the single most unpleasant thing to eat on the whole planet.
5. Braised dog (China).
Simon Majumdar, one of the food taster, said “I am not particularly sentimental and don’t have any great issue with people eating Fido if that is what their customs dictate. For the record, the meat tastes like gamy pork. However, once I found out that cooks like to beat the dog while it is still alive, believing that the added adrenaline in the meat will give virility to those who eat it, I made a vow never to touch it again.”
4. Durian (Southeast Asia).
Signs bearing the silhouette of a large prickly fruit with a line through it can be found on the doors of hotels, buses and trains throughout Southeast Asia. They are a firm warning that the dreaded durian is not welcome, and it is easy to understand why. Although the taste of the fruit is not at all unpleasant, the smell is enough to peel the skin off one’s face from one hundred paces away.
3. Roasted camel (Morocco).
Butchers in the famous city of Casablanca advertise the origins of the camel meat they are selling by hanging the grinning heads of the animals outside their stands. Nearby, stalls are set up to grill your purchases for you, in kebab or sandwich form. The meat is tough and gamy. The locals seemed to like it, but it took more chewing for any other normal person.
Humans of many cultures eat octopus. The arms and sometimes other body parts are prepared in various ways, often varying by species and or geography. In Korea, some small species are sometimes eaten alive as a novelty food. A live octopus is usually sliced up and it is eaten while still squirming. But sometimes people also die due to the stickiness on the arms of the octopus as it stick to their neck.
1. Balut (Philippines)
Let a fertilised duck or chicken egg develop until it is embryonic. Boil it and serve with chili vinegar, and you have balut, the street food of discerning Filipinos. There is a strict etiquette to eating balut. First, sip the liquid from the shell. Next, chew the remaining contents, making sure to crack the bones for good measure, and then toss the shell on the ground. For me, the only rule is to run as fast as possible in the other direction if I am ever offered one.