Foreigners Describe Their Local Delicacies That Tourists Would Despise

Every country has their own culture, and with that comes different ways to dress, different religious holidays, and of course, different kinds of food.

That food can be amazing. Most people love Chinese food. I practically lived on dumplings and lo mein in college. Meanwhile, my mom cooked Indian food for dinner every day, which prompted my best friend to spend all her time at my house in high school.

However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, certain foods can be hard to take, even if they are delicacies in their country of origin. Sometimes it's because of the taste. Other times, it's because of the ingredients.

In India, everyone loves chaprah chutney, a kind of spicy fruit sauce that adds flavor to every dish. However, in English, the dish is translated to "red ants chutney." Yes, the reason is because it includes dried, crushed red ants. Even growing up in Indian household didn't prepare me for this dish. I still haven't tried it!

Chaprah chutney isn't the only foreign delicacy tourists would hate.

Curious about what else may count, Redditor begon11 asked:

"What is your local delicacy that disgusts foreigners?"


Not All Dessert Is Good

"mämmi. It's a Finnish dessert that is often eaten with heavy cream, and it looks quite literally like human feces."

– Hakuona

"The first time I tried it I was expecting something chocolatey and I got wet gooey rye bread. Was not prepared and was very disappointed."

– Deny_Everything_21

Why Do It?

"I find a lot of people struggle with the concept of beans on toast"

– Independent-Owl478

"I don't find it disgusting so much as baffling. Like okay, yes, that's a thing you can do. But why?"

– Kat-Sith

"It has to be a relic of war times or something. It has to exist because it’s crazy cheap and at e point was available."

– Atom-the-conqueror

Not Like Regular Soup

"The strained liquid of the contents in the small intestine of a cow, it’s poopy and sort of bitter. It’s added in a meat/organ/stomach soup."

– doodle_y

"I tend to avoid foods explicitly described as "poopy"..."

– nosuchthingasa_

"“This tastes like sh*t.”"

“"Thats because it is”"

– NovaThinksBadly

I Shudder To Think

"Not me, but in Romania we eat clotted duck blood like gelatin with bread it is so disgusting!!"

– Siempre7x3

"What a terrible day to be literate."

– HaithamAlMasri

"*rocks back and forth, hugging self*"

– crusticles

Slimy, Yet Satisfying

"Pan fried wasps"

– cepseudoestdejapris

"Crickets"

– BeautifulEssay8

"MUDBUGS"

– 0ldPainless

"Beondegi. It's silkworm pupae that's been roasted, boiled, or steamed. Yes, the larvae are still in there."

– McMadface

Umm...no

"trứng vịt lộn, it’s duck egg but is half developed into a duck so it has bones and a bit of meat but still has egg yolk and egg white"

– alameperson5623

Enough Said

"Hawaiian pizza"

– victinibel

Yummy Or Yucky

"Halva.

It's very much a love-it-or-hate-it food. I hate it. It tastes like sand cake."

– User Deleted

Not Everything Can Mix

"I mean it disgusts people from here too but.... mac and cheese with ketchup on it."

"Its actually pretty good."

– Additional_Cry_1904

"My brothers always did that. The heathens."

– Ok_Sheepherder_8313

Didn't Need To Know This Was A Thing

"Fermented shark"

– Severe-Town-6105

"Oof, I’m a pretty adventurous eater but hakarl was definitely the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. My husband and I made the mistake of ordering it in a restaurant, so an entire little glass dish full of it came out. I hate food wastage so we ate almost the entire thing. Taste alone wasn’t so bad — surprisingly mild — but as soon as I breathed in, it was just pure, concentrated cat pee filling up my nose, throat, mouth. And it felt like every bite of food I had later that night smelled/tasted vaguely like it because I kept breathing out that aroma…"

– astraelly

Some of these don't sound so bad. Some even sound good. However, it's understandable why tourists end up hating a lot of these dishes.

We all have different tastes, but being so different is what makes life interesting!


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