Sunday, March 13, 2011

Would you dare to have a bite of some these lethal specialties? Different cultures have different customs. Therefore they have different tastes when it comes to food preparation. But some Asian cooks are really courageous, or better say the people that eat are the brave ones. If you go to one of the countries where they prepare these kinds of lethal foods, maybe you should get acquainted with them before ordering. Your own skin is at stake here, pay attention.

1. Durian

Duran is known throughout Asia as the king of fruit because of it size and weight. It can weigh up to 3 kilograms and be 30 centimeters long and 15 centimeters wide. However, Duran has a specific odor that has been compared to one of gym socks, strong cheese, rotten onion etc. You will either love it or be disgusted. Therefore in Asia it has been forbidden for passengers to carry this fruit with them into the public transport. Its looks may deceive you, because it has been proven that consuming alcohol while or after eating this fruit can be deadly. It makes alcohol processing almost impossible for the liver.

2. Monkey Brains

This Chinese delicacy will not only make your stomach turn but can also be potentially dangerous for your health. If you eat monkey’s brains you might get infected with a disease similar to mad cow disease. Your brain would in that case turn to squish. Not to talk about the animals’ rights.

3. Thai Bat Soup (Grilled Chinese Rat)

You would probably want to talk to the cook before ordering. If improperly cooked, you could end up dead. The meat of bats and rats can contain parasites or pathogens that can make you seriously ill. In the end you can always blame the chef.

4. Cassava (Yuca)

Cassava can leave you paralyzed or in some cases you can dye from cyanide poisoning. If it is cooked incorrectly it can let out certain amounts of cyanide. You have to be extremely brave or stupid to eat this on daily basis.

5. Fugu

The Fugu fish can only be prepared by licensed Japanese chefs because its liver is extremely toxic and can kill you. When prepared correctly it is safe to eat but it’s too big of a risk for a piece of meat. The death by fugu is excruciating and painful. If you ate the wrong piece of fish you would firs feel numbness, then pain, and finally paralysis that stop the muscles of the diaphragm from working, smothering you to death.

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