The menu at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York featured an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species. The dishes served up to Jeff Bezos, Buzz Aldrin, Elon Musk and other distinguished guests included scorpion cupcakes, fried tarantulas and goat penises on skewers.
These dishes got us thinking: What are the world's most off-putting delicacies? You'll need a pretty strong stomach for some of these.
Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos samples cooked cockroach at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York Reuters Chefs at the Explorer Club Dinner serve a whole roasted ostrich... Reuters ...and goat penises on a stick Reuters Casu marzu, or 'rotten cheese', is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese, containing live maggots. The larvae of the cheese fly Piophila casei break down the fats, resulting in a soft cheese with some liquid named lagrima, or 'tears', seeping out Wikimedia Commons/Shardan A street vendor sells 'Virgin boy eggs' in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China. Eggs boiled in the urine of prepubertal boys are thought to improve circulation and rejuvenate the body. The urine is either donated directly into the vendors' buckets or collected from school toilets. Reuters A woman cooks guinea pigs in Huacho, Peru, home to an annual festival that celebrates the rodent, which is native to the Andes. The festival features a guinea pig fashion show and stalls serving various guinea pig dishes Reuters A waiter displays plates containing yak penis and donkey penis at the Guolizhuang penis restaurant in Beijing which offers more than 30 types of animal penises served in a Chinese hotpot style. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the penis of certain animals is full of nutrients which give men energy. It is also said to have excellent cosmetic effects for women Reuters A man eats a part of a dabb lizard in a desert near Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season and can be grilled or eaten raw. According to popular belief, their blood strengthens the body and treats diseases Reuters A man inspects donkey cheese in the Serbian village of Kukujevci. The cheese, made from donkey milk, is the most expensive cheese in the world, selling for 1,000 euros per kilogram Reuters People eat dog meat at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea Reuters A man looks at deep-fried scorpions and seahorses displayed for sale at a food stall in Beijing Reuters A food stand sells culinary delights such as deep fried butter and chocolate bacon at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California Reuters