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Trying new things whilst you travel

CHINA | Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | Views [26]

One of the biggest things that you have to get over quite quickly as a traveller is a cuisine. You have to be open to trying new foods and getting stuck in... otherwise you may go hungry.

I've always been a fussy eater so my friends decided to challenge me to eat unusual cuisines everywhere I went.... it didn't go down well. But I did it and I feel that I am a stronger person for it.

Here are some of the weirdest cuisines from around the world (believe it or not, the UK had some of the weirdest cuisines to try!)


China is infamous for its many delicacies, from seafood to insects, there are lots of things to awaken your adventurous palate in China.

I'm not a huge fan of seafood, but the idea of eating an insect truly turned my stomach. If you're a little bit squeamish, then this cuisine isn't for you. Let's say that this is the black diamond of trying new things (not for beginners!)

On the Chinese markets, fried insects, centipedes and scorpions have the most kind of cult following, but it's great 


Mexico is known for their strange and spicy delicacies, such as worms in tequila. A plague of locusts sets upon Mexican farmers every year, which can be pretty terrible for their economy. So, for Mexicans, eating these locusts is not only a tasty delicacy, but it’s also a necessity in order to save their crops and their economy. 


Locusts have therefore become a traditional Mexican cuisine and there are even mentions of eating locusts in the sixteenth-century Spanish records of expedition and conquest. 


Some of the more traditional recipes include locusts and grasshoppers, along with eggs, chorizo and spices. This is a dish that’s way more up my street, all of the spices and rich flavours together made for a very very tasty dish. Dare I say that I would eat this again? Because I most certainly would!


As an American in Britain, pretty much all of the food that I was served seemed to be a bit of a delicacy. It’s safe to say that out of all of the countries, it took a lot more effort to get used to this style of cuisine, but there are also HUNDREDS of McDonald's, so I began to feel more at home eventually!

After doing a little bit of digging past all of the sausage rolls and pies, there seems to be an insect revolution growing. With crickets and mealworms living at the heart of this revolution, there really are some strange and wonderful recipes such as cricket protein pancakes. 

British cuisine is a true melting pot of flavours and cultures. This is due to their rich history of immigration and cultural embracement. Many nationals across the world want to move to the UL and start your British citizenship process, so it’s not surprising that there is a whole host of cultural cuisines to delve into. 

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