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[Food] Some of Strange Foods from Around the World [Copy link] 中文

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8. Kopi Luwak
You’ve probably heard of those coffee beans that are pooped out of cats? Well, it’s not a tall tale. In Indonesia, Kopi Luwak is a rare coffee bean that is first ingested by the Luwak cat. After the cat has excreted the beans, they are used to make the most expensive coffee in the world.Because the cat’s stomach cannot digest the beans, they do come out intact. This “fermentation” inside the cat is said to give the beans a special smell (one can only imagine!) Kopi Luwak can actually be bought in the United States for $120 to $300 a pound, if you want to give it a try.
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9. Fugu

The Japanese enjoy eating Fugu, or poisonous puffer fish. This fish is so deadly that chefs are specially trained for three years in how to prepare it without killing the recipient of the dish. Some poison is usually left inside the fish to cause a tingling sensation when eaten. The poison found in this puffer fish is 1250 times more deadly than cyanide, with no antidote. Thailand has outlawed Fugu after people died from eating it. Fugu is now sold on the black market there.
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10. Birds Nest Soup

Actual birds’ nests are used to make this Chinese delicacy. The nest of the swift bird,made of the bird’s saliva, helps to create birds nest soup. The swift’s saliva is rubbery and in a gelatin-like form, and only built during the birds’ breeding periods. This saliva is only harvested three times each year, which is why birds nest soup is so expensive. It is sold in the United States and Hong Kong, with a bowl of the soup costing from $30 to$100 each. Many enjoy this soup believing that it is an aphrodisiac.
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