Taste in food varies by country, ethnicity and culture. This article offers a perspective on three of the world’s most exotic cuisines.
In ancient times, horses were used extensively in battle by the Japanese military. As food supplies often ran short, Japanese soldiers had had to resort to killing war horses for food. Through time, they became accustomed to eating horse meat. When the war ended, disbanded soldiers continued to this tradition and thus this was how horse sashimi came about.
Horse sashimi is one of Japan’s most popular cuisines, but it is also one of the most expensive dishes. This is largely due to the fact that the Japanese do not view horses the same way as they view common livestock such cows and chicken. Horses are highly respected in Japan. Raising horses to be killed for food has to be carried out in a proper and honorable way. The extra care required to raise the horse is the reason why horse sashimi is a bit more expensive.continue to support this practice.
The Vietnamese enjoy a special type of wine called snake wine. The main ingredients for this Vietnamese specialty include wine made from rice, vegetables and deadly creatures such as venomous snakes (most likely cobras) and scorpions. Drinking snake wine is believed to have many health benefits. Snake wine also makes good souvenir. Importation of such a product, however, is banned in many countries because some cobras are classified as an endangered species.