7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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In our never-ending exploration of ethnic foods from cultures all over the world, occasionally you come across some foods that people eat that just, well … make you shake your head in wonder. These 7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies did just that to me. While I might be daring enough to try a few of them, I still have to wonder what possessed the first people in history who thought to even try these!

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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Of course, over the many thousands of years people have been on this planet, they have tried eating any and everything available. Some of the more absurd sounding (and looking!) foods become “delicacies” to certain cultures while, to others, they seem absolutely strange – even disgusting.

But it takes all kinds to make a world, so let’s now get into the list of:

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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soul food brown sugar pie

Soul Food Brown Sugar Pie

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This Soul Food Brown Sugar Pie is from the All-American/Southern Soul Food page here on Ethnic foods R Us. Soul Food Brown Sugar Pie recipe is not only delicious it’s a sweet tooth culinary experience you’ll not soon forget.

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Soul Food Brown Sugar Pie is the perfect way to finish off a full Southern Soul Food meal. This super delicious dessert will explode in your mouth with flavors out of this world, directly from the deep South of America.

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Chili Crab

Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

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The people of Singapore take their Chili Crab seriously. Believe you me, Singaporean Chili Crab, the way the chefs of Singapore prepare it, is like nowhere else on earth. A special, very spicy and delightfully sour sauce is the key. Wild caught Caribbean Dungeness Crab, cooked to tender perfection, has a slightly sweet taste. So, when you have Singaporean Chili Crab, it is a spicy, sweet, sour and savory experience – absolutely fantastic!

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Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin

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One of the most important holidays in America is Thanksgiving Day, and this Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin dish is perfect for the occasion.

Also sometimes referred to as “scalloped potatoes”, this is distinctly North American. Some will argue the original recipes for scalloped potatoes came out of Ireland and/or England. However, potatoes are native to America. It follows logically that early European settlers would take advantage of their availability. Regardless of actual region of origin, Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham au Gratin is, and has been for centuries, an American traditional and beloved dish.

Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham au Gratin

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

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This is the first in a series of four posts, featuring dessert dishes from the All-American/Classic-American/American-Desserts page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to kick off to your sweet-tooth adventure!

Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Cake has long been an original North American favorite, so combining it with a cheesecake, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe, you’ll be glad we did!

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Deep South Soul Food Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas

Deep South Soul Food – A Heritage

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Some people mistakenly equate “soul food” with the “Southern” foods of America. But that is not correct. Deep South Soul Food cooking is a major segment of the broader category of Southern cooking, yes. But not all Southern American cooking is “soul”. Bob Jeffries, author of the 1969 publication, Soul Food Cookbook, said it simply like this:

“While all soul food is southern food, not all southern food is ‘soul.’ Soul food cooking is an example of how really good southern Negro cooks cooked with what they had available to them.”

The amazing, simple and basic, humble and yet exquisite recipes that comprise Deep South Soul Food are the creative products of African Americans. To put it accurately and bluntly:

Deep South Soul Food has its roots embedded deeply in the American 18th and 19th century institution of slavery.

Deep South SlavesEnslaved Africans, living in squalid conditions provided them by their plantation owners, were fed with what the white people considered “scraps” and all the “undesirable” offcuts of meats. What vegetables they had, they had to grow for themselves, and grow them they did, in abundance. Black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, collard greens, mustard greens, kale, spinach, peppers and tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, corn, and okra … Deep South Soul Food, while having to rely on meager amounts and poor cuts of meats, was (and still is) rich in varieties of vegetables.

 

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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This Javanese Ayam Ungkep recipe is taken from our Javanese Cuisine page. For more delicious Javanese dishes, click here.

Javanese Ayam Ungkep is a specialty dish of spiced and deep fried chicken. The chicken pieces are pre-cooked in spices before being deep fried. The Javanese consider it as a great party dish. Try some. You will surely want to serve some Ayam Ungkep at your next party!

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep Recipe-

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Supreme Venison Lasagna

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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This Supreme Venison Lasagna is the best lasagne recipe I’ve ever prepared or tasted – bar none. Have family or friends who swear they don’t like venison or other wild game meats – they say the flavor is too strong?

Trust me, they will love this. The sauce permeates the meat and the flavors come out subtle and elegant. After your guests have filled themselves happy, then let them know they just ate some venison!

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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Supreme Venison Lasagna Recipe-

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Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

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Colombian Sancocho Trifásico is a hearty, thick stew featuring meat, root vegetables, herbs and special spices. This Sancocho Trifásico stew has all of that, but includes three different meats (“Trifásico”). If you want a true, satisfying, and filling “meal in one” dish, Colombian Sancocho Trifásico is just what you are looking for.

Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

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