One man’s trash may be another man’s treasure, in the same way one country’s delicacy can be another’s food taboo. The world has diverse cultures and with that, diverse palates, food preferences and delicacies. Here are some interesting delicacies from around the world:
Tuna eyeballs – Japan
If you have no qualms with a meal that looks you straight in the eye before you devour it, then go ahead and order a serving of tuna eyeballs the next time you’re in Japan. To cook them, the eyeballs are simply boiled and seasoned.
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