The Most Unusual American Foods That Some People Just Can’t Stomach
Let's face it: America is known for producing some pretty unique dishes. But some foods across the States are so out there that many people wouldn’t even dare try them. So, we’ve gathered 30 of the weirdest, wildest, and most stomach-churning recipes found in the U.S. of A. How many of these do you think you could stomach? Let’s find out!
1. Geoduck, West Coast
No folks, that’s not a group of deep-sea monsters from a horror movie! These things are called geoducks — clams that can be found along America’s West Coast. The eye-catching growth shooting out of the shell is the creature’s siphon, and that’s the part that restaurants prepare. Usually, the meat is served as sashimi, but it can be cooked with veggies as well. Would you try it?
2. Loco moco, Hawaii
Listen, if you’re up for trying this iconic Hawaiian dish, we suggest not having a big breakfast. The loco moco really lives up to its name, which literally means "crazy burger." It’s a towering celebration of Hawaiian cuisine, with multiple layers of rice, hamburger patties, and fried eggs. Let’s not forget tons — and we mean tons — of gravy. Godspeed!
3. Eskimo ice cream, Alaska
At first glance, Eskimo ice cream looks like a simple berry dessert. It certainly explains the color. But there’s much more to it than that... In addition to the fruit, this Alaskan staple includes snow, polar bear fat, and seal oil. We wonder how many people have turned down a scoop after discovering the ingredients! Would you?
4. Fried diamondback rattlesnake, Texas
It goes without saying that you should stay away from dangerous snakes. Why take the risk? But at the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup event, participants get up close and personal with the poisonous creatures. And the ones that are caught are then served as deep-fried snacks to the people in attendance in Sweetwater, Texas. Would you turn down a crispy fried snake?