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10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared 3
10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared 3

Not only foreigners coming to Vietnam, gourmet diners when enjoying specialties made from horse feces, insects, snakes, and mice can hardly avoid the feeling of horror.

1. Nam pia

Ingredients to create nam pia include blood, cartilage, tail, meat, silver music, internal organs such as intestines, stomach, liver and small intestine containing horse, cow or goat feces.

However, not all guests are brave enough to enjoy this dish.

2. Rat meat

This rodent is favored by many gourmets because its food is young grass sprouts, potatoes, cassava, rice… so mouse meat is as fragrant as chicken but softer and chewier.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

In some regions, rat meat is an indispensable dish at the table.

3. Coconut weevil

The engorged, plump and soft appearance of coconut worms makes many people look `horrified` on the outside, however this is a Western specialty dish loved by a large number of North and South drinkers.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

The fresh weevil, crawling around in the bowl of fish sauce, was picked up and put straight into the mouth to chew.

4. Salamander

Salamanders live commonly in sand dunes in Binh Thuan.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

Grilled iguana.

5. Scorpion

In the past, scorpions were used to soak in wine to cure diseases, but now they have become a specialty dish in restaurants and pubs.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

Scorpions are sold for 15,000 VND each and 320,000 VND per kg unprocessed, enough to show the rarity of the dish.

6. Cicadas

A favorite dish of Vinh Long people, cicadas are often processed into dishes such as fried dough, stir-fried onions, and cooked porridge.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

Crispy fried cicadas are a favorite dish of many people.

7. Snake

Snake dishes are a specialty of the rural people, and also a favorite dish of those who love the flavors of the Mekong Delta.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

Snake meat is delicious and nutritious.

8. Bamboo shoot worm

A dish that appears a lot in the wet rainy season, bamboo shoots are a specialty of the western mountainous region of Thanh Hoa.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

No matter how delicious the deep dish looks, it still makes many people hesitate.

9. Cricket

Cricket dishes are more popular in Tra Vinh, An Giang, Can Tho… In the rainy season, the crickets become fat and are caught from loose soil in the fields.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

Cricket meat is both fragrant and crunchy. Chewing carefully will reveal fat mixed with a bit of sweetness.

10. Dui

The bamboo rat has characteristics similar to the mouse, and is considered one of the rustic and typical specialties of the mountainous regions of the Central Highlands, Hoa Binh or the Muong people in Phu Tho.

10 Vietnamese specialties that will make you scared

However, to be able to bring a piece of bamboo to enjoy also requires courage because not everyone can eat it deliciously.

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