Eat Strange Food

Travel is the best way to push your palate to the limit and try the interesting, strange, and wonderful food that you might otherwise never get a chance to experience. Keep in mind that the food in question doesn’t have to be strange in the gross-out kind of way. It can simply be strange because it’s new and unusual to you.

Experiencing food around the world is reason enough to hop on a plane. But when you’re not traveling, you can still globetrot via the table. Instead of heading out for another burger, why not look for a Peruvian, Ethiopian, or Malaysian restaurant instead. Sure you’ll be close to home, but your mouth will be on the other side of the planet.

If going out to eat isn’t in the cards, why not look up a new recipe and cook at home. Gathering the ingredients and preparing the meal could be just as fun as eating it. Side note: if I had a girlfriend this would be an awesome ‘date night’ idea if I don’t say so myself. Annnyway, to get you started, here’s the world cuisine section of

Now I want to know:

  • What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten while traveling?  

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Top Image: I took the photo above while walking though a market in Bangkok, Thailand where I tried lots of strange fruits. It’s of a sliced durian (a fruit renowned for its stomach-churning odor and formidable thron-covered husk). Yum.


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  1. Kira NewmanFebruary 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Really, you like durian? I tried durian ice cream – blech!

    • Trevor MorrowFebruary 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      I can’t say I do. That last “yum” was all sarcastic ;) But I would try durian ice cream just because it’s the strangest flavor I’ve ever heard of! Where did you eat it?

  2. Matt @ LivingIF.comMarch 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Completely agree that eating strange foods to us (but normal foods to the locals) is a great way to experience a culture, but some things like durian and pigs feet aren’t for me. I did though find that raw horse sashimi in Japan, dog in Vietnam, and chicken knuckles in China were delicious!

    • Trevor MorrowMarch 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Damn those are some serious travel eats! I’ve never heard of raw horse sashimi. And your absolutely right, what’s strange (and very strange) to one person is just another meal to someone else.

  3. Maria MileyMarch 21, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    I think the strangest food I’ve ever tried would just be exotic fruit from Colombia. My daughter lived in Bogota for a year and I went there twice to see her. Each time I couldn’t wait to eat the fruit. They have so many different kinds there compared to what we have here in the US. Uchuva (also known by other names) was my favorite followed by Mangostino and Cherymoya. I tried Guanabana which reminds me of the Durian, but larger. I didn’t care for that too much. Oh and Lulo wasn’t so bad either.

    • Trevor MorrowMarch 21, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Maria! I’ve never heard of any of those fruits! They sound pretty exotic. I’ve never been to Colombia but I always hear that it’s a fascinating and beautiful place to see. When I get the chance to go I’ll definitely be on the look out for those fruites!

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