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Uglyfood goes cute: Panda bread

panda bread

How adorable! how could you ever eat this?

The recipe can be found from perfectpandas.com

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Beating heart of a frog and other bizarre Japanese dishes

If you ever visit Japan, do not forget to try our the Frog sashimi and the fresh, still beating heart of a frog. Flushed down with a refreshing glas of lizard sake. How else?

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Balut – a boiled duck embryo from Cambodia

Do you fancy eggs? me to – just prefer to eat them before the embryo inside has a peck an feathers. The people in Cambodia apparently think differently, as a duck-egg-delicacy called balut is a great treat loved by the locals. The trick of preparing balut is to let the the embryo inside the egg to develop until the bird inside is nearly ready to see the daylight. When the embryo inside is right, the egg is boiled and served with a pich of salt on top.

The Cambodian locals enjoy their Balut normally as a night time snack, accompanied with a cold beer.

Source: wikipedia

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Rare frogs + blender = gutted frog cocktail

Here’s yet another odd consumable, I really think the world could live without (you can blame me for being narrow minded). These frog cocktail are made by skinning live Telmatobius frogs and droppin them into a blender with other ingredients. This health-drink, which is said to have aphrodisiac properties, is §mighty popular at the Andes.

The frogs used for the cocktail are endangered species as well, and therefore the local officials are trying to stop the tradition, with little success so far.

Source: www.chinadaily.com.cn (Via: www.odditycentral.com)

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Baby mice wine

What would be the most discusting substance you could imagine flavouring your wine with? Well, I’m sure baby mice would not come too far off?

Baby mice wine is a traditional Korean health drink, which is brewed by drowning alive baby mice, maximum three days old, in rice moonshine and letting them to ferment in the bottle for about a year. According to local Korean belief, mouse wine is a cure to just about any illness imaginable, includin asthma and liver problems among others.

If mice wine does not do the trick for you, do not forget to try out the Cobra Schnaps we reported on a few days ago!

Source: www.associatedcontent.com

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Chewing gum that makes you smell like roses

A new japanese chewing gum called “Otoko Kaoru” does not only refresh your breath, but also makes your whole body smell good. Chewing gum called “Otoko Kaoru”, which traslates to “man scent” emits rose smelling oils when being chewed on, causing the chewers whole body to start smelling like roses few hours afterwards. The whole thing works in a similar manner as garlic, or alcohol, which also affect the smell of the person who has digested them – only in a less positive manner.

A spokesperson for the manufacturer has told, that the “man scent” chewing gum has already proved to be so big success, that they could not meet the demand in the market.

Source: www.stippy.com

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Cobra schnaps

Here’s a drink that you can propose a memorable toast with. I particularly love the detail where the cobra is holding a smaller snake in it’s mouth. The drink was found a vietnamese liquor store.

I wonder if anyone has ever actually drank this stuff?

Source: www.hilavitkutin.com

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Vietnamese Duck blood soup is best served fresh

If you are into really disgusting delicacies (which I guess you are, since you are here), then here’s a true treat for you! Vietnamese duck blood spoup is best served fresh. In fact, the soup consista of only raw, uncooked duck blood, which is normally flavoured with ginger and some vegetables. Quick, fresh and supposedly very tasty. Yummy!

Source: www.odditycentral.com

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Larva chocolate has legs made out of dried squid

Larva chocolate has legs made out of real squid

This Japanese treat called Larva Chocolate will surely awake the interest of all the ugly food chocolate lovers! These handmade chocolate bon-bons, which depict a beetle larva are made by a japanese confectionery called Komatsuya. The larva itself is made of white chocolate, milk chocolate and cornflakes. The most interesting part of the candy is definitely its legs, which are made of dried squid.

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Japanese acrobatic cooking

The food looks actually delicioius. I just am not sure, if I could handle the cooking process at so close range!

(via: www.random-good-stuff.com)

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