People would eat the most disgusting things, depending on their cultural background and love of unique experiences. Such food - and things made from food - cause us to stop in the tracks and think twice before bringing it to our mouths -
. CoffeeWith a price tag of £150-800/Kg ($225-1200 USD) civet coffee certainly deserves the title of ‘the world’s most expensive cuppa’. C ivet coffee or Kopi Luwak as it’s called Indonesia starts life as any other coffee bean would, as an ordinary coffee berry .
Once the civet has got stuck into their favourite afternoon snack of coffee berries their digestive system goes to work breaking down the beans proteins and creating shorter peptides that carry a more delicate flavour and aroma. The beans are then excreted in clumps that are then collected, washed and roasted and voilá – civet coffee.
The Fact: The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop
The coffee made from these beans has been described as having aromas of ‘fermented plum and dark chocolate with hazelnuts’. Unfortunately, only 500 Kg of this unique blend are produced each year, so you won’t be finding it in you local supermarket any time soon!
The Fact: The largest food item on a menu is roast camel
The camel is stuffed with a sheep’s carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs. This feast is sometimes featured in Bedouin weddings.
The Fact: The first soup was made of hippopotamus
The earliest archeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup!
Frog Sashimi So you think you're bold enough to feast on any foreign food. But can you stomach swallowing a living -- and moving -- animal part? Order the frog sashimi and the chef will cut open the frog in front of you and hand you its still-beating heart between a pair of chopsticks. Then the chef will slice and dice the frog into a plate of raw-frog sashimi while you take a bite of the warm, pumping heart.
Scots, who dare to wear kilts are also brave enough to feast upon one of the most famous traditional Scottish foods -- haggis. To make haggis, first chop up the liver, heart and lungs of a sheep and mix them with diced onion, spices and oatmeal. Then pack the mixture in a sheep's stomach, tightly secure the ends and boil it for a few hours.
is a frosty Arctic dish made with reindeer fat. Other ingredients in Eskimo ice cream include fish, dried salmon eggs or berries. Like regular ice cream, akutaq is creamy and cold. But the Alaskan treat contains lots of animal fat, so it won't taste anything like you have stocked in your freezer.