ARTICLE - Top 10 Worst Foods in the World

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    Top 10 Worst Foods in the World

    By Simon Majumdar
    Published March 02, 2011


    I don’t think I am ever going to convince anybody that what I do for a living — traveling and eating — could be counted as one of life’s tougher jobs. I am usually placed in the enviable position of spending time in fascinating places and eating amazing food prepared for me by talented and generous cooks.
    That said, on more than one occasion I have been faced with a particularly challenging local delicacy that I have had to force down as enthusiastic locals watch for my reaction. Some are challenging because they contain ingredients alien to a Western palate, others because they are made using techniques like fermenting, which makes them an acquired taste. However, some are just objectively nasty and should be mentioned in the Geneva Convention.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/03/01/10-worst-foods-world/

    Looking over the list, I've never tried any of these items. Has anyone tried them? Are they as bad as this guy makes them out to be? Do you think there should be any additions or changes to the list?
     
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    While it made for a fascinating photo, I couldn't possibly eat the scorpions that are so proudly displayed at the food stalls in Beijing! And forget about the camel testicles in Riyadh...they didn't even make an interesting photo!!
     
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    Seems to me that Asia has a lot of bad food but they do have awesome food :)
     
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    They have some really good things to eat, especially if you don't know what you are eating :)

    I think tripe has to be one of the worst things out there to eat.
     
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    Of course it does. FOX hates Asia. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm quite familiar with both balut and durian.

    Balut is best taken in the dark so you can't see what you're eating! It doesn't taste bad, it's just revolting to look at.

    Durian, for me, is really tasty - once you get past the smell. Kind of like creamy pineapple that smells like an open sewer. I like it best in ice cream or pie...
     
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    As with most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is considered to be a delicacy in one area, may be considered an abomination by others. Food for thought from the Chef.
    What is considered a delicacy in one area and by one group may be considered an abomination by others.


    What is considered a delicacy in one area and by one group may be considered an abomination by others.
     
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    Have had Durian and Camel. Both are rather tasty.
     
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    I have had Kopi luwak in Bali and loved it. There is quite a lot of fake beans around and a mix of fake and genuine so be careful. :)
     
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    I wonder how NY style pizza missed the list. [​IMG]
     
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    That's on the only pizza worth eating list. Not worst. [​IMG]
     
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    I would have to agree with that one. As for sight - it is really more of a "sport" food.:eek:
    I've had it a couple of times and would not go out of my way to get more.
     
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    Tripe is actually a delicacy in many countries and is prepared in many ways. Tripe Soup (Dršťková Polévka) is served in many traditional pubs in Prague and foreigners love it, particularly together with Czech beer… And yes, I tried it. Did not love it, but if done properly, very edible...
     
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    I've definitely smelled durian. They sell it at a nearby grocery store, and I swear if I stray too close my clothes smell like durian for the rest of the day. I have a friend who's workplace (SpaceX) has "No Durian" written into their code of conduct because one of the employees was stinking up the office. And yet, it supposedly tastes fine.
     
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    The popular energy drink Yunker in Japan has seal penis listed in the ingredients (it comes in different levels depending how tired you are). Never realized this until I studied the label one day. [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed. Nothing wrong with Tripe- just tell your guests it's sea urchin.

    Lutefisk, on the other hand... [​IMG]
     
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    I suffer from this idea. I like many foods that I wouldn't have eaten if I had been told what it was before hand. As I realize this, I am getting away from it though.
     
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    tripe is OKish....nothing special about it.

    Had blood birds nest in Singapore once :)
     
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    From the list I've had cod sperm (yuk!) and durian (ok lah)

    Besides those, when visiting a pub owned by a korean mamasan I was force-fed some of these:
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    (silkworm chrysalis)
     
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    Our son took a 1,200 mile bike trip through the mountains of Viet Nam. He said he ate, rat, dog, cat, snake and "mystery meat". :)

    I am happy that I am pretty much a lifelong vegetarian. I eat fish and white chicken meat prepared by other people, but will only consider eating small amounts of red meat if I have prepared it myself.
     
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    I used to eat mystery meat every day when I worked in NYC and ate from a street vendor..
     
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    I bet a CSI could tell when it was canned from the development of the larvae...
     
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    And it was good too.

    I miss working in the city for those carts.
     
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    Italian sausage was best...
     

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