Soups are usually considered the best for starters and are preferred by most people. But sometimes, a bowl of soup may be something very unique. Weird for many people, perhaps. Read on:
- KIBURU SOUP
This is a soup made up of beans, sweet bananas and dirt. This soup makes a meal for those of Chagga tribe living in Mount Kilimanjaro. They believe that the soup has a taste of earthiness which keeps them down to earth, literally!
- SUPU SOUP
Made in Tanzania, this soup consists of a goat’s lungs, heart, liver and head and also includes acow’s stomach, intestines and tongue. The word supu also literally means soup. But this version is not so good for the vegans out there!
- BIRD NEST SOUP
This soup, as the name says, is made from the nest of Swiftlet birds. It’s considered delicious soup in China. The soup is mostly made of the bird’s own saliva. Also, the nest itself dissolves in water to become gelatinous. It may not at first seem like a good idea, but it has various health benefits.
- DEER PLACENTA SOUP
This is a soup made from a she deer’s placenta – an organ that joins the foetus to the uterus. It benefits the liver and kidney, this soup is a trend in Shanghai.
- SHIRAKO SOUP
This soup is made in Shirako, Japan and is basically the sperm sac of a male codfish (Eww!) This “sperm sac” is useful for attaining energy in bed. This soup is also known as Cods Milk Soup in the stateside.
This is a soup dish from Mexico, and is made from cow stomach. It is an aid for hangovers and is found in most Mexican restaurants. It’s origin still varies.
- PENIS SOUPS
These soups are a trend in Asia. Varying from Bull testicles to Tiger penises, each animal’s body parts are used in soups like these. Definitely not a good idea for the female animals out there.
- TIET CAHN
This is the most bizarre soup. It is made of duck blood and gizzards. This is usually refrigerated so that the blood changes to a semi fluid or solid state. The soup is usually cooked in Vietnam. We have to respect the Vietnamese for that!
So here is the list of 8 soups that will probably have your head spinning. Well to each his/her own. Also these soups could pose a challenge to even the most adventurous foodies out there.