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Among the numerous things we are known for, Asians are known to have “bizarre” cuisine. While many of us grew up eating all this, an unfamiliar tongue may find some Asian dishes down right scary.

Check out our picks for the top 10 “scary” Asian food we love.

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1) CENTURY EGGS
A Chinese delicacy where duck, chicken or quail eggs are preserved until the yolk of the eggs to take on a creamy texture and the whites turns into a dark-colored jelly.

 

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2) DURIAN
A southeast Asian fruit known for its large size, strong (and often disliked) odor, and horn-covered exterior.

stinky tofu3) STINKY TOFU
A form of fermented tofu that actually does have a strong enough odor to gain its name.

blood sausage4) BLOOD SAUSAGE
Links of pork and other meats mixed with blood to give them their distinct, dark color.

balut5) BALUT
A developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in its shell.


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6) Bird’s Nest Soup
Made with the nest of Swiftlets who use their own saliva to create their nests.

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7) Natto
Fermented soybeans known for their pungent smell.

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8) Drunken Shrimp
Live shrimp swimming around in alcohol.

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9) Live Octopus Tentacles
The octopus may be dead, but the nerves of the tentacles allow them to move on their own.

 

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10) Wasp Crackers
Just as the name suggests– dead wasps within rice crackers.

 

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