A northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring, it’s usually sold in cans like the one above. While they are being shipped, the cans sometimes bulge due to the ongoing fermentation. Recently, a study in Japan found that surstromming releases the most putrid odor of any food in the world. Naturally, it’s usually eaten outdoors.
Like many eastern foods, this is served raw. Very raw. The chef dismembers a small octopus before your eyes and seasons the pieces with sesame oil. Of course, that’s if he can even hit them. Many times they are still moving on the plate as you reach for your chopsticks.
Rocky Mountain Oysters
While they might be from the rocky mountains, they are certainly not oysters. They are actually bull-calf testicles – peeled, flattened, and deep-fried.
One of the worlds most expensive varieties of coffee, it can reach up to 150 USD per pound. It is made from coffee berry beans that have been defecated by Civets, small mammals native to Southeast Asia.
In Indonesia, they love these little stinkers. Supposedly, they taste like bitter sunflower seeds without the salt. Chew quickly.