It’s probably no secret that some fairly bizarre foods get eaten in Thailand. Well you might not have been aware quite how strange there eating practices are until now. Be warned the following list of foods in not for the faint of heart so continue reading at your own risk.
Still here ok here we go here are 10 of the weirdest and possibly grossest foods we could find.
- Larb Leuat Neua (Raw beef with uncooked blood.)
Let’s start off nice and easy a Thai twist on steak tartare like dish it consists of completely raw beef with a nice helping of uncooked blood. Vampire wannabes this might be a dish for you.
- Mok Huak (Developing tadpoles.)
The combination of fish sauce and tadpoles that have begun to sprout frogs legs is enough to make even the most exotic foodie question what they are about to eat.
- Teen Ghai Toon (Braised chickens feet)
Normal served in a soup the Thais like to eat chick, duck or even goose feet that once stewed and braised become soft and supple but if feet aren’t your thing probably best to avoid.
- Larb Mote Daeng (Red ants Eggs.)
Usually served as part of a salad this dish is exactly as it sounds a nice portion of ant’s eggs and actually tastes pretty good.
- Malang Tod (Fried Insects)
Continuing the theme of bugs a popular alternative to regular pub snacks in Thailand are deep fried insects from silkworms to grass hopers the wide selection of bugs out here get deep fried and seasoned and served up as an alternative to crisps.
- Goong Ten (Dancing Shrimp)
Often served in a dish with a lid as this dish has a tendency to try and escape. Among other seasonings lime juice is drizzled onto the live shrimps causing them to jump around hence where the name dancing shrimp come from, if you can get over having the live shrimp wriggling around in your mouth then you might enjoy this dish.
- Nhoo Na Yang (Grilled Rat)
They say everything tastes like chicken well apparently so does grilled rate and is a very common dish in rural areas of Thailand.
You might want to be a little careful with this one and make sure the vendor has removed the sting from the tail or you might end up with a trip to the hospital. For those of you who want to demonstrate the size of your manhood this scary looking dish can be eaten alive!
- Kai Khao (Balut)
Popular in the Philippines and now found on the street food stalls of Bangkok this dish is a fertilized duck egg that has formed an embryo and is definitely not for someone with a delicate pallet.
- Baak Bpet or Pak Ped Tod (Fried or Grilled Ducks Beak)
It seems they really do let nothing go to waste in Thailand as even the ducks beak is not safe mixed with spices and either deep fried or grilled it is a popular dish amongst the Thai people.
Well there you have it just a taster of the dishes on offer in the land of smiles so next time you start to get board of Pad Thai or Tom Yum Goong why not push the bonds of your comfort zone and give one of these a try?
Know of other bizarre dishes let us know we to like to hear about the weird things people like to eat.