7 Asian Delicacies You Probably Couldn’t Eat

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago Weird
http://blog.hotelclub.com/7-asian-delicacies-you-probably-couldnt-stomach/

Sure, you like sushi and beef bowls, but you could NEVER handle these Asian dishes.
There are 101 comments:
Female 2
Bird spit soup is AMAZING! It sounds gross but I mean I was born asian so everything is eh to me.
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Female 67
The last one is stupid. Thats horrible to treat something that way. While its still alive. its sick
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Female 2
I got hungry after looking at those dishes...
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Male 474
I`m Asian, and I know most of `em. My mom and dad were in Cambodia and my mom says she did eat fired crickets and fried spiders. She says that they`re delicious.

But the one I really didn`t expect was the Monkey brains. I knew we ate them but we keep them ALIVE?! That`s just freakin` weird.

Oh, and @ elHadji, I love chicken hearts. Especially with soy sauce. :D

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Male 251
*imagines self as a monkey*
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Female 1,212
"i`m not an animal activist in any way, but i have a problem with eating monkey brains whilst they are still alive"

Dude, I agree.

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Male 251
i`m not an animal activist in any way, but i have a problem with eating monkey brains whilst they are still alive
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Male 17
ok. ive had the fried bee larvae, the bird`s nest soup, and the snake blood, when i visited china during the summer. the bee tastes like chicken. beyond that tthose three "delicacies" arent worth the cost
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Male 27
Waiter, I have bird spit in my soup.
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Female 471
"Monkey Brains are not only a weird food but they are also hazardous to your health. There’s a risk of getting spongiform encephalopathy, a disease of the brain, that could be fatal."

I believe there is some irony in that.

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Female 1,984
"I used to think birds nest soup was made out of twigs and stuff..
Well that would be normal compared to that list!
That spider one freaked me out, I am now sitting cross legged on my chair. Oh, how I HATE spiders."

Why? Spiders are so cute! And I bet they taste pretty good too.

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Female 14
oh my god :(
monkeys! :(
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Male 550
I`ve tried chicken, cow and pig brains but I don`t think I`m adding monkey to my collection.

Scorpions, spiders, larvae and the likes all taste the same: tasteless with crunchy texture.

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Male 957
Ok snakes blood and bee larvae sound good everything else is GROSS. Rats, grossest. monkey brains second. and on down.
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Male 1,347
anyone ever read descent of man? good short story in there where monkeys do #1 with some other animal`s brain, its dead though. . . the guy loses his wife to a well-hung chimp, hehe, poor bastard
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Male 807
Where`s the raw horse meat?
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Female 151
nope
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Female 264
birds nest soup and that
"expensive" coffee dont sound
half bad.
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Male 92
k... im chinese, im grossed out by everything but the bird nest soup. People would be grossed out if you said bird spit was in there... but what if you just put a bowl of that in front of someone and just told them to drink it... they would probably think its good(cuz thats what my dad did to me)

also, in china, there are really poor places where you have to poo in holes... and imagine when you have no money, no food, and really bad housing... if you were in that situation fried rat would be like... prime rib or somethin...

so give em a break...

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Male 130
I`d never eat any of those, completely disgusting.
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Female 88
just got back from work...did NOT need to look at that, but i did...

ew...monkey brains..

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Female 282
fyi, Bird`s nest soup is actrally pretty good.
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Male 1,497
Monkey brains give you AIDS, thats how it originated in Africa....Thats what my teacher said, I would bet its the Africans screwing the monkeys, but hey...w.e...
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Female 326
Jesus christ.

That`s drating gross.

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Male 222
Please do remember, the Middle East is also part of Asia. I hate it when they say that Asia is only China and Japan.

I love the Bird`s Nest soup, though. And there`s no way that I can stomach the brains.

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Male 198
Alright even though I`m scared of spiders they do look delicouse.
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Male 142
The part that REALLY bugged me about the brains was "They have contraptions to restrain the monkey while the CHOP ITS dratING HEAD IN HALF" That`s one of the cruelest things i`ve ever heard, christ.
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Female 1,516
I had guinea pig while in Peru and it wasn`t so bad. I don`t think I could ever eat any kind of bug intentionally though. The monkey brains was the worst. :(
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Male 1,556
And the fried spiders looked really good.
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Female 54
OK seriously this is a really weird thought...
but spiders are already crunchy (like when you step on them)
imagine them FRIED

i would drink 10 cups of the cat crap coffee rather than ever touch a fried spider..

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Female 492
All those sound gross, but the worst by far would be the monkey brains.. mainly for the cruelty part. I don`t know how anyone allows that, much less how anyone would willingly eat it.
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Female 111
how could you sit there eating a living thing`s brain while it screamed and squirmed around. thats horrible!
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Female 1,142
#3 looks tasty, I`ve always wanted to try it.
But the whole eating the monkeys alive thing is kind of really messed up.
Don`t they scream?
I dunno, they look too much like little humans to me.
Of all the things to eat while still breathing...
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Female 1,231
I`d probably try a bit of this stuff, all except the monkey brains. Maybe not the rat meat either, just because it can give you diseases.
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Male 1,270
"That`s right, your skating has a spongiform encephalopathy, bitch!"
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Male 1,468
right.. I can handle everything except poop coffee and monkey brains. ehe.
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Male 2,290
saliva*

I just wrote salvia...I got drugs on the brain. :[

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Male 2,290
I could eat all of that--but the salvia soup kinda grossed me out a little. I`d still try all of that stuff--and I`ve already eaten brains before.
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Male 2,855
Rats are like small cows, we dont like them because we have a bad idea about them

I could eat all of them except the monkey brain while still alive, I would feel like that hannibal movie and just remembering any part of that movie disgusts me.

Who the hell came up with the idea to eat a bird nest? Thats weird

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Male 4,680
...and that`s why I hate China.
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Female 738
the fried spiders prevented me from moving on down the list...

ewwwwwwwwww. EWWWWWWWWWWW.

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Female 1,407
My stomach ache coming back to full force now....>_< Ah well. Lol, monkey brains
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Female 2,084
the monkey brain one is just messed up.
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Female 1,652
The monkey brains have a sort of indy jones/hannibal lecter vibe to it.
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Female 349
I used to think birds nest soup was made out of twigs and stuff..
Well that would be normal compared to that list!
That spider one freaked me out, I am now sitting cross legged on my chair. Oh, how I HATE spiders.

The monkey brains one is vile! How someone can do that I do not know! I would like to get their head in a vice and start cutting up their brains while they`re still alive! *long sentance of obcenities*

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Female 182
I was surprised bird`s nest soup was on there - looked pretty tame compared to the rest? Maybe it`s because I had it before. It was good.
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Male 90
I just want one post ....
The one post with that one person that says "Monkey brains was delicious! It didn`t squirm as much as I thought it would :-D "
I wonder if you mixed them all togeather if it would be any good ... . .
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Female 182
I think I`ve heard of bird`s nest soup but I thought it was something like egg drop soup with "nests" made out of rice noodles or something. Still looks kind of tastey...kind of.
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Male 387
Oh and I`d drink the snake`s blood, for about $10 a sip.
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Male 472
Well I ate two of them before
7 and 3.

The bee larva i thought was silk worm larva. But it looks the same.

3 the bird nest soup is good tasting. It is sweet tasting soup. It is like a dessert.

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Male 387
Never tried any of them.

I wouldn`t eat any except the fried rat. I`ve never found out why people think rats are so gross (i know diseases, but that doesn`t strike me as gross).

I would eat the bird`s nest soup, if I got paid $40/ spoonful.

Oh, and I would go for kopi luwak if I liked cofee.

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Male 216
poor monkeys.
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Female 362
Ew.
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Male 2,586
lol, to all those not in the know... the spongiform encephalopathy that was mentioned for the monkey brains is what the `SE` stands for in `BSE` - also known as mad cows disease.

This is probably where it all originated from actually. People eating monkeys/ grinding monkeys up to feed other animals... et voila!

first lot I would eat, last one, no

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Male 2,788
my dad spent most of his years in vietnam and enjoys dog meat.
i also think its horrible.

find vietnam in themaddog`s link.
tells you why.

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Male 3,369
And for the record..I`m not saying people shouldnt eat dogmeat. I`m just saying persoanlly I think its horrid!
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Male 2,788
thelonious,


that comment really speaks for your avatar.

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Male 3,369
Monsdurr
Male, 13-17, Western US
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[ Delete Post "> Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:48:36 PM
The_Maddog

Only the poor eat dogs. It`s a last resort kind of thing.
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Really? who told you that pile of BS? thats only true for "some" parts of the world.

Dog meat - An education.

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Male 118
the coffee probably tastes like poo
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Female 602
I`ve always wanted to try Bird`s Nest Soup.
The first time I heard of it was on a kid`s show called Sagwa. <3
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Male 118
i could easily eat fried spiders and rats.

not monkey brains though, they`re not fried.

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Male 629
:o but idolmonkey, balut is awesome :D and it`s not as bad to foreigners as the 7 listed here.
The live monkey brains thing is just disturbing.
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Male 3,310
Monkey brains actually looked very tasty. Wonder if thats prepared in a roll
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Female 117
Ewwwww, bugs.
I HATE bugs.
Snake blood actually sounds fun.
That and the coffee are the only two I think I`d try, haha.
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Female 455
The monkey brains one was disgusting, but I`ve heard of it and others like it before. How I wish I could UN-hear them.
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Male 1,556
I would eat all of those, but the monkey would have to be dead first. He would be freaking out and it would freak me out too. But I bet it tastes good.
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Male 2,395
Yeah... where`s Balut? I was basically waiting for it.
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Male 741
The_Maddog

Only the poor eat dogs. It`s a last resort kind of thing.

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Male 35
i would eat every one except the brains
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Male 633
Gross.
Oh well. I guess that food there is probably about the same as us eating beef or chicken.
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Female 1,426
Sorry, I`m a vegan, I can`t eat any of that stuff. :-D
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Male 108
and I thought some perfectly edible kinds of CHEESE was nasty
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Male 3,369
They eat dog meat in some Asian countrys too.
I hate that..really hate it!
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Male 3,369

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Male 1,141
there is no way fried rat is good for you! And PETA complains about food in the USA?! They would have a field day in other countries where they eat just about anything that lives!
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Female 675
ok monkey brains? WHILE THEYRE ALIVE?
someone call in peta lol
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Female 121
at least kill the poor monkey first :(
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Male 404
what if you ARE asian.... then how could you never handle it... aha i have found a loophole in your logic....
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Male 2,788
i`ve tride 7. didnt like it.


never tried 6. pretty gross


ive tried 5. it was pretty good. they use it in wine too.


havent tried 4. might plan to.

tried 3 lots of times. it`s more common than you think. and also extremely healthy for you.


2 looks good. i plan on trying it soon


1 is just pure nasty.

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Male 147
Oy waiter! Could I get a side of pain and cruelty with my disgusting entree?
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Female 330
What about BALUT?

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Female 917
I threw up in my mouth a little when reading these.
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Male 147
I was ok with just about all of those. Most only cause as much pain as any meal from animals. However I must draw the line with cutting a live monkeys skull open and using it as a martine shaker. If that`s their "culture" than F*CK their culture.
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Male 1,220
i could eat the bee larva and the bird`s nest soup, but the rest are just gross.
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Male 22
Why are delicacies always disgusting to other cultures? *shudders*
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Male 10,440
And for dessert... chilled monkey brains

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Female 710
Mind you, I love black pudding, which is basically blood and left over bits of meat.
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Female 308
The only one that really grossed me out was the monkey brain one.
Also, I have a friend who drank snake blood before, apparently in certain countries if you turn down the snake blood drink they will be really offended.
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Male 5,970
um...........................ew, i somehow had to imagine how everything would taste
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Female 331
And I`m still eating.
Hahaa ;D
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Female 710
Bee larvae sounds kinda tasty.
Fried spiders...nah spiders kinda freak me out.
Bird`s nest soup doesn`t sound too bad.
I`ve tried Kopi Luwak before and it`s delicious.
Monkey Brains...no, I`d never eat that, that`s horrible.
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Female 15,763
Monkey.. still alive...!?

D;

Wha...

I need something to cheer me up after that. Eeehhh I wanna go cry in a corner now. Dx

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Female 331
And of course I`m eating while I read that.
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Male 382
Kopi Luwak? Doesn`t sound like animal crap.
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Male 121
brains*
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Male 121
i wonder if in distant universe monkey`s are eating our brians........
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Male 1,455
My father loves to eat chicken hearts, I bet the Asians find that disgusting.
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Female 40
...

I felt okay about everything until the monkey brains.

My stomach hurts now.

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Female 1,380
well i guess if thats their culture....
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Male 742
mmmmm
monkey brains
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Male 19,888
Link: 7 Asian Delicacies You Probably Couldn’t Eat [Rate Link] - Sure, you like sushi and beef bowls, but you could NEVER handle these Asian dishes.
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