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World Food Day: 9 BIZARRE dishes from around the world!

To celebrate World Food Day, we have decided to curate a list of nine most bizarre dishes we came across. You are free to give these are try, because for all we know they might not be as bad as they seem to be! 

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Let's be honest, we all love digging into a delicious spread of our favourite scrumptious dishes. From being absolute mood-uplifters to comfort food, we know we have always found our peace in our favourite dishes when we could find it nowhere else. But in case you are wondering, the world is a vast place and with that, comes a variety of food patterns and habits. Moreover, the description of 'delicious' may vary from place to place. While, we Indian are known to love to spicy food, many are far from digesting it. And then there are some recipes and umm.. 'delicious' dishes that probably are could send your appetitte for a toss. Still not getting where we are heading to with this? Well, we'd suggest brace yourselves, because this World Food Day we present you some of the most bizarre kinds of dishes that are relished across the world.

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Balut: This dish is a developing duck's embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. Once you crack the shell, the features of the half developed baby duck are visible. This dish originated in Philippines and is commonly sold as a street food. Would you give this dish a try? (Source: Thinkstock Images)

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Bird's nest soup: Now you may have tried a variety of soups but would you give the Bird's nest soup a try? This soup is created by edible-nest swiftlets using solidified saliva. This delicacy is considered to be have high nutritional value and exquisite flavour. These nests have been used in Chinese cooking for generations. Now, this doesn't seem so bad except the solidified saliva part. (Source: Happy Wok/YouTube)

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Chicken Feet: Yes, you read that right. People eat chicken feet too. Usually, it is fried and eaten as a snack in places like Brazil, China, Vietnam. The outer layer of thin skin is removed giving the feed a distinct texture than rest of the meat. Worth a try? (Source: Hmong Food/YouTube)

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Hakarl: While, the name doesn't give away the dish like our previous contenders, the dish surely takes the cake. This is a national dish of Iceland, which consists of Greenland shark or other sleeper shark. However, it isn't the dish but the way that it is cooked that intrigues us. The shark is cured in a unique fermentation process, where it is buried underground and pressed with stones so remove internal poisonous fluids. Then hung out for days to dry before eating. (Source: Go the Travel Podcast/YouTube)

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Milt: Made from male fish genitalia, which contains sperm, Milt is commonly known delicacy in Japan. It is eaten in many cultures and is often fried. It is known to be a delicious dish but we surely would give this a pass. What about you? (Source: Mkn58710/YouTube)

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Tuna Eyeballs: We were yet to recover from chicken feet when we came across Tuna eyeballs. You can find Tuna eyes staring up at you in most of the Japanese stores. To cook, you simply need to take the eye and boil it. Apparently, it tastes delicious however the food itself isn't very appealing. (Source: NCC Channel/YouTube)

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Wasp Cracker: Many of us are aware of the hazardous sting of the wasp, however are you aware that you can turn it into a cracker? Apparently, in Japan the digger wasp, which is known to have a mean sting, is converted into biscuits and sold in the local market. So instead of coco-chips, you will be biting into wasps! (Source: Pictures/YouTube)

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Crispy Frog Legs: These surely are a known delicacy but that doesn't make them any less bizarre. The legs of frogs are consumed in various parts of the world like Vietnam, Spain, Brazil and even Kerala. The hind legs of the amphibians are used and it is often said that they taste just like chicken. Yum Yum? (Source: Thinkstock Images)

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Fried Spider: This dish is a regional delicacy in Cambodia and is a popular attraction for tourists. These spiders are bred in holes in the ground or a nearby forestland and then are fried once they reach the desired size. The spiders of a species of tarantula called 'ping'. Would you give this spider a try? (Source: Thinkstock Images)