Top “tasteless” delicacies of the world

Often it happens that many of the “delicious” World delicacies actually are tasteless. Here is a selection of “tasteless” delicacies of the world.
century egg
Fortunately, this dish is prepared still not one hundred years, and a few months, but he did not appeal it adds. It is impossible to imagine not that the taste of this dish – probably the most difficult people to move even its smell. Indeed, in the “cooking process” yolk duck, chicken or quail eggs becomes repulsive dark green color and a creamy consistency, and the protein is stained brown, becoming translucent as amber. Needless egg exudes the smell of ammonia and sulfur.

To prepare century egg, you will need a mixture of alkaline clay, wood ash, burnt lime and sea salt. Using rubber gloves, cover the mixture, each egg, and then roll it in the rice husk. Place the eggs in a closed or dense tissue banks baskets and keep for several months until, until the mixture is completely cured. After that – voila! – The eggs are ready. It remains only to clean.

It is believed that this way of cooking eggs appeared in connection with the necessity of storage, about 600 years ago in Hunan Province during the reign of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1662 years).
Do not be surprised, and the Chinese eat this, and the high prices. Edible bird’s nest is considered one of the most expensive animal products, and they are in Asian countries to an average of $ 2,500 per kilo! Builders nests are, first and foremost, and swifts Aerodramus fuciphagus Aerodramus maximus, which make them from their own saliva.

The latter is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, so good tool nests are considered to improve digestion, enhance libido and concentration, as well as beneficial effects on the human immune system in general. The most expensive red jacks worth 10 thousand. Dollars per kilogram, were collected only in the limestone caves in Thailand. Nests are eaten in China for more than 400 years, they are likely to add to the soup, but also prepared with rice, egg pie and other desserts.
Black Ivory
This type of coffee. And he came to our list because of “ready” … in the stomach of an elephant. First, the animals eat berries Arabian coffee, which, once in the elephant’s stomach, are broken down under the influence of gastric acid. All this gives the future of coffee “specific taste”. After 15-17 hours the berries go along with fecal matter that are collected, cleaned and sold.

It should be noted that a variety of coffee “black ivory” is one of the most expensive in the world, the price per kilogram on average $ 1,100. It makes his one and only Thai company – Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd., and in the “production” of drink involved twenty elephants. Among other things, due to its high cost and the fact that of the 33 kilograms of coffee berries get only 1 kilo of “black ivory”, as most berries milled elephants and feces themselves it is very difficult to find in the grass.
Casu Marzu
It is not known what is worse: to sip a cup of coffee “from under the elephant” or eat a piece of cheese with live fly larvae. Of course, the creators of traditional Sardinian cheese Casu Marzu Gabbas Giovanni and Andrew Zimmern would be considered an insult for such a comparison. The taste of its cheese they call “very ammoniated” because getting into the mouth, it burns the tongue, and the aftertaste of it is kept up to several hours. But memories of a meal left, probably for life.

Prepare the cheese as follows: first remove part of the crust with sheep cheese – cheese to fly could put his eggs, and hatched larvae easily done moves into cheese, then just wait until the cheese is “soaked” acid from the digestive system of larvae. By the time the readiness of cheese – larvae in it will be a thousand – it will start to “cry”: delicacy begins to flow from the liquid, which is called lagrima (Latin for “tear”).

Sami larvae are of worms translucent about 8 mm in length which are capable … jump. For example, if they are disturbed by cutting off a piece of cheese, they can jump a distance of up to 15 sm. Some eat Casu Marzu, pre-clearing it from the larvae (not so clear, however, how to choose them, because they are simply teeming with cheese!), And some eat right along with them, eating with the red wine and soaked Sardinian cake.

In a similar technology prepared and other European varieties of cheese, such as cheese Milbenkäse German and French cheese Mimolette, which produce cheese using mites live.
virgin boy egg
Another traditional “delicacy” of the Chinese people (Zhejiang Province) – the eggs boiled in the urine of boys who have not attained puberty (before the age of 10 years). It is said that the virgin boy egg producers take it – oh, Gods! – In the toilets of local schools, then soaked and boiled eggs in it. After the shell will crack, Bates fire and cont