When it comes to food, everyone has their favorites. But much of the influence on the foods we eat every day comes from the region in which we live. While it’s true that certain tasty foods have been adopted by countries all over the world, others are yet to be discovered.
Popular dishes that have been recreated in countries other than the ones they originated in include spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, hummus, sushi, crepes, cheeseburgers, pierogi, and jambalaya, just to name a few. If you’re craving something outside of the box, check out the following list of bizarre foods we bet you haven’t tried yet.
Frog Sashimi from Tokyo
Served with frog that is still alive, a Tokyo restaurant is serving up sashimi made from a frog’s live beating heart. The restaurant that serves this dish intends to improve virility by cutting open the frog right in front of you and serving its heart. The rest of the sashimi is chopped up chilled and raw seafood. In other words, you’ll be eating cold and uncooked frog flesh.
In other parts of Japan, live seafood may be enjoyed in the sashimi preparation. While fish are typically used, other sea life such as shrimp, octopus and lobster may also be eaten alive. The fish is usually cut open without being killed and served with the heart still beating. The mouth typically still opens and closes.