10 Really Bizarre Foods From Japan

10 Really Bizarre Foods From Japan

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Here are 10 bizarre foods you’ll only see in Japan.

Most countries have food favorites that may not appeal to dwellers of other nations. Japan is not only among them, it seems to have one of the more lush supplies of unique local fare. Here are 10 bizarre foods you’ll only see there.

Number 10. Square Watermelon. The fruit is carefully grown in cubes, forcing the melon to conform to the shape of the container. Unfortunately, the process compromises their flavor, but that doesn’t stop people from shelling out big money to grab one for decorating or gifting purposes.

Number 9. Canned Bread. Vending machines are wildly popular in Japan, and bread in a can is but one of the many items on offer in them. Flavor options vary, but historically have included raisin and orange.

Number 8. Tamagogani. Can’t decide between shellfish and a crisp, salty snack? Reach for a bag of these dried little hermit crabs. Some makers even throw in a bit of sugar, resulting in a treat that is both sweet and savory.

Number 7. Wasp Crackers. Insects are high in nutritional value and wasps are basically just jerks, so these nibbles are really a win win. The airborne nuisances are captured, boiled, and dried. They’re then thrown in to the batter and baked to a crisp golden brown.

Number 6. Mountain Dew Cheetos. Of course, they have the beloved beverage’s sweet, citrus flavor, but they also carry a kick few first-timers likely expect. The puffs are carbonated, giving the surprising simultaneous sensations of both fizz and crunch.

Number 5. Basashi Ice Cream. The base flavor is plain old vanilla, but the chewy inclusions are something decidedly less mainstreamraw horsemeat. One upside is that the equine flesh is very lean, making it a fairly health-conscious option.

Number 4. Shirako. While that translates as ‘white children,’ what it really means is sperm sac. The material is extracted from cod and, depending upon the cook, served up raw or cooked. Some describe the texture as ‘creamy’ while others have less favorable words for the dish.

Number 3. Spaghetti Popsicles. A big, frozen chunk of blended pasta and red sauce sounds horrifying, but these icy treats are more of a take on the idea of spaghetti. There is tomato involved, however it’s sweetened up considerably.

Number 2. Mayonnaise Milk Shake. Clearly, Japan is not a nation to hold back when experimenting with frozen desserts. So, why not take mayonnaise, one of the nation’s most popular condiments, and blend it up with some ice cream? No doubt, it makes for one very creamy drink.

Number 1. Dancing Squid. If you like your seafood fresh, this could be the dish for you. The creature is presented shortly after being rendered dead, and as such still has active muscle cells. When soy sauce is poured over the squid, those cells respond to the salt, and the legs begin to flail about.

Which Japanese food do you find most bizarre?

Vocabulary

to appeal to

elnyeri a tetszését

dweller

lakó

lush

bőséges

supply

utánpótlás

fare

étel

square watermelon

négyszögletű görögdinnye

cube

kocka

to conform to

illeszkedni, alkalmazkodni

to compromise

rontja

to shell out

leszurkolni (pénzt)

to grab

megragadni

canned

konzerv

vending machine

(árusító) automata

shellfish

rák

hermit crab

remeterák

savory

sós

wasp

darázs

insect

rovar

nutritional value

tápérték

jerk

szárított hús

nibble

rágcsálnivaló

airborne

repülő

nuisance

alkalmatlankodó, kellemetlen dolog

to boil

megfőzni

batter

tészta

beverage

ital

to carry a kick

erős, fűszeres íze van

carbonated

szénsavas

mainstream

általánosan használt, elfogadott

raw

nyers

horsemeat

lóhús

upside

előny, pozitív oldal

equine

ló- (melléknévként)

flesh

hús

lean

sovány

sperm sac

spermatartó zsák, here

cod

tőkehal

popsicle

jégkrém

to experiment

kísérletezni

condiment

öntet

squid

tintahal

to render dead

megölni

muscle cell

izomszövet

to flail

csapkodni, hadonászni

                

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