Travel Picks: 10 of world's most unusual foods

Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:50am EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) -While much of the fun of traveling revolves around new experiences, even the most adventurous explorers may draw the line at trying certain foods.

Proving that one man's winged rat is another man's pricey appetizer, members and editors of travel website ( have come up with a list of 10 of the world's most unusual foods. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. Pig's Blood Cake; Taiwan

In Taiwan, pig's blood cake is sold on a wooden stick and eaten like ice cream. Easily found at street markets, it's a sweet treat generally made from pig's blood and rice.

2. Live Octopus; South Korea

Unlike calamari which is dead and still, octopus in South Korea often arrives at the table alive and moving. Connoisseurs of the dish say it's best to eat quickly.

3. Grasshopper; Uganda

Caught during the rainy season and eaten cooked or raw, these are a perennial favorite. Sold with or without wings and legs, they are easily found at the local markets.

4. Pigeon; France   Continued...

<p>Anne Schlachter, a 20 year-old student bites into a grasshopper in Berlin March 11, 2002. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay</p>