All you can eat

A Twitter thread about world's weird foods is as quirky as it gets

By Author  |  Published: 6th Dec 2018  11:12 pm

If you thought frog legs and escargots were more of an acquired taste, think again. A thread on Twitter is getting some interesting responses, thanks to a query posted by a user who goes by the handle @boyprotagonist. He asked Twitterati to write about the weirdest foods of their country, and the responses show how taste is a subjective matter.

In Mexico, a lot of people get a hankering for snake meat, along with dishes like ahuautle (Mexican caviar), and escamoles (insect’s eggs or larvae). Those in Germany like raw meat with a side of bread. Brazilians like to eat cornmeal with giant ants.

People in Sweden get excited over blood pudding, (made of pig’s blood, milk, rye, diced lard, beer, treacle and onion). They also like to gorge on fermented fish, which may cause others to turn up their noses, but it’s quite tasty.

Chopped up pieces of cow’s stomach in a broth called Flaczki are savoured by the Polish. One would think breakfast to be least experimental since it’s the first meal of the day, but Canadians like to dribble maple syrup over their bacon to begin their day. Duck fetus is a weirder food found in parts of Phillipines.

The thread, which is ongoing, is becoming a cornucopia of information of the world’s peculiarities.