The thought alone of trying something that is authentic, famous and delicious is exciting. Different cultures have different specialities. These are the ones you should target when you travel. Although some might be excited and open to try different varieties whereas some might be afraid to explore. Listed below are 8 must try exotic foods that are not worth skipping if you have a chance to get your hands on them.

8 Must Try Exotic Foods While Travelling Around the Globe

1. Kangaroo

This tall animal with a pouch reminds us of Australia because Kangaroo is it’s national animal. But very few people know that the national animal is served as an exotic meal in the continent.  The Kangaroo meat is rarely exported outside Australia and is the most expensive red meat available in the world, except in Australia where they are bred. Reportedly it tastes like any other red meat but trying it would be enthralling as well.

2. Starfish

These colourful creatures are loved by everyone and many people keep it in their aquariums as well. But the trends in China are a little different as there; starfish is loved as a part of food. Starfishes are difficult to eat because of their hard and spiny outer skin but their inner body is very soft. They are deep fried in oil and are preferred without sauce.  Several other sea animals like sea urchins, seaweed, jellyfish etc are also a part of the Chinese diet.

3. Haggish

Haggish is the national dish of Scotland. It is a type of pudding made of internal organs of a sheep like heart, liver, lungs, and kidney. They are chopped into minute pieces and are filled into the stomach lining of sheep. The native flavours make this dish exotic. It is served with alcohol and mashed turnip and potatoes. Health conscious people might not like it much because of the mild spices and its fatty nature.

4. Frog legs

Eating frogs is common in many countries but frog’s legs are one of the most famous dishes in France and China. They are also consumed in Italy and Indonesia. You do not need to worry, for you are served non-poisonous frogs only.

5. Poke

This is a combination of raw Yellow fin Tuna, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, chilly and onion. It is usually served with steamed rice and is a delicacy to eat in Hawaii and USA.

6. Pad Thai

This is a traditional Thai dish that is available in both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian versions. It is made of chicken, shrimp or tofu with sauce. Whichever you may pick you will find that it tastes like peanuts and soft noodles. You can also add eggs to this dish.

7. Quesadillas

This is a Mexican dish for vegans and is famous for its rich flavour. It has cilantro, red onions, and scallions. You can also add cream to enhance its taste.

8. Coconut curry

This is another vegetarian dish that comes straight from India. This is a creamy dish including vegetables like broccoli, carrot, onion along with a little cinnamon.


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