It’s funny how what is considered grotesque in one country, or by one individual, is considered to be a delicacy in another region, or by another diner in the same room for that matter. Thus, calling something the “weirdest” is truly a relative term. After all, when the concept of eating an egg, or even meat, for the first time is pondered, it is thought-provoking to imagine how foods were and are deemed desirable or detestable. Having said that, making the list below does not necessarily mean a food is bad-tasting or bad for you: just different.
Actually a type of clam, this mollusk is renowned for its flavor as well as its phallic appeal. While the shell is relatively large (approximately seven inches in length, it is its siphon, or neck which makes it “weird.” Measuring up to several feet in length, the consumable siphon is has a chewy, firm texture and is coveted as an aphrodisiac in parts of Asia. Don’t count on encountering this “duck” at your local market any time soon.