Multimedia English Photos
Thứ ba, ngày 9 tháng 10 năm 2012
English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

 

Weird Food is a list of odd things that people eat. Every culture invents a food that is weird or disgusting to outsiders. These strange foods are cultural markers to show who's a member (insiders like it) and who's not a member (outsiders hate it.) Maybe a kid ate first it on a dare. They pass it on to the next generation. Then they nudge each other and laugh when outsiders gag.

Related Articles:
>> Vietnam Famous Festival
>> Noodle or vermicelli
>> West Area
>> Vietnam Special Fruit

Snail

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Snails have been used as food throughout the world for centuries. it can be prepared as a tasty food low in calories (about 90 calories per 100 grams of meat), high in protein (12 to 16%), and rich in minerals.

 

Cricket

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

The perfect food source to prevent hunger in our rapidly expanding world is right under our feet. The staple they’re proposing is rich in protein, low in fat, environmentally friendly and easy to harvest.The downside? They have six legs, and are, by most Western accounts, the last thing you’d want to find on your dinner plate: insects.

 

Balut

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

A balut is a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors in Philippine, Lao, Cambodia, Vietnam.

 

Fresh Blood Pudding

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Fresh blood pudding is an artisan product, it's a blend of fresh blood (from pig, chicken, duck), peanut seed, onion, and meat. It's no longer common in Vietnam because of food safety. People believe it can be ca medicine but some afraid of bacteria because they don't know where the blood come from.

 

Coconut worm

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

The above worms are a staple dish of the jungle.  So, there is a long narrow coconut that is native to this region that is not really edible.  However, when the coconuts fall to the ground and start rotting, these worms dig in.  People then come over and crack the coconuts to collect all the worms inside. The resulting feast tastes like coconut.  And, they’re very high in protein.

 

Frog legs

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Frog legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Cantonese cuisine. They are also eaten in other regions, such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the region of Alentejo in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, northwest Greece, and Northern Italy, as well as the Southern regions of the United States. Currently the world's largest exporter of frogs is Indonesia, also a large consumer.

 

Rat meat

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Rat meat is a food that, while taboo in some cultures, is a dietary staple in others. Taboos include fears of disease or religious prohibition, but in many places, the high number of rats has led to their incorporation into the local diets.

 

Criadillas

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Criadillas are bull testicles. As everyone knows, from the dawn of times eating manly parts of a slain animal was considered a source of virility. Still consuming such a dish takes a bit of the chart to taste for adventure.The same name is given to the pig testicles considered to have a stronger taste but a better “flavor”. They are served grilled or boiled with herbal. They are quite a challenge and the experience is not one to be forgotten easily.

 

Offal

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam \

Offal also called, especially in the United States, variety meats or organ meats, refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal. The word does not refer to a particular list of edible organs, which varies by culture and region, but includes most internal organs other than muscle and bone. As an English mass noun, the term "offal" has no plural form. Some cultures shy away from offal as food, while others use it as everyday food, or in delicacies.

 

The Brain

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

The brain, like most other internal organs, or offal, can serve as nourishment. Brains used for nourishment include those of pigs, squirrels, horses, cattle, monkeys, chickens and goats. In many cultures, different types of brain are considered a delicacy.

 

Dog meat

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Dog meat is consumed more commonly in the northern part of Vietnam than in the south, and can be found in special restaurants which specifically serve this type of meat. Dog meat is believed to bring good fortune in Vietnam. It is seen as being comparable in consumption to chicken or pork. In any urban areas, there are always sections which house a lot of dog-meat restaurants.

 

Snake

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Snake meat is not common in Western meals, but is popular in other cultures for its supposed health benefits. Snake meat is also being more widely accepted as a healthy exotic game meat, and is often offered along side other exotic meats like alligator and ostrich in Western restaurants or over the Internet.

 

Silk worm

Cheese Talk - Top English Speaking Club Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon - Cheese Talk  câu lạc bộ tiếng Anh số 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh - English By Photos - Weird Food In Vietnam

Typical Asian dish, Korean to be more specific, this food became popular all over the US and also in the great cities of Europe where the Korean restaurants became popular. Initially containing rotted baby worms not reaching maturity, the recipe became more elaborate and started using mainly male worms “harvested” after dieing posterior the female fertilization.

Related Articles:
>> Cow Racing
>> Bac-Con Son Autumn Festival
>> Traditional Toy In Middle Autumn Festival

More English by Photos at Photos

(Cheese Group - Hồng Loan - Tổng hợp từ Internet )
Cheese Talk - English Speaking Club In Ho Chi Minh City - English With Fun & Inspiration