Being judged by your appearance sucks, especially if you are food. People use the hashtag “food porn” on Instagram and Facebook, which means a spectacular visual presentation of delicious food items that take the form of photography. Sometimes though, these meals don’t look good but taste great. It’s not the camera angle, nor it’s the poor photography skills, in fact, it is the dish itself that looks downright disgusting. But once you taste it, you’ll know looks don’t really matter, in the case of food as well. Here are 10 of these awful yet delicious food items from around the world.
1. Passion Fruit
This food, native to South America, might have a slimy appearance but it tastes good. The fruit is also rich in vitamins, irons, and dietary fibers.
2. Baba Ganoush
This one looks like vomit but you better not mistake it to be one. It’s a delicious Arabic dish that’s made from eggplant, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of other seasonings.
3. Sea Urchin
One of the most disgusting looking food, Sea Urchins are a culinary delicacy in many parts of the world. They are also known to be eaten raw in the Mediterranean.
This green mush is an avocado-based dip which is famous in Mexico. Now, it has also become part of the American cuisine as a condiment, dip, and salad.
Hummus is a dip or spread that is made from chickpeas or other beans. It also has olive oil, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice.
Found mainly in South East Asia, this weird looking fruit is quite delicious. It’s mildly acidic taste resembles the taste of grapes.
This fungus is considered to be the “diamond of the kitchen”. By appearance though, it looks like goat droppings. However, it is also considered to be one of the most expensive meals.
Morels are rich in vitamin D and iron and taste similar to the truffles. However, they might disgust you with their “dry brain” type of look.
Felt the need to vomit after seeing that? It’s okay, this is the reason why it is on the list. Mussels might look like the inside of an alien, but the fact that it is a delicious seafood cannot be ignored.
A traditional Icelandic dish that looks like a nightmare, for sure. It’s a sausage that is prepared from sheep’s liver and suet, kneaded with rye, oats, and flour.
11. Wheat Gluten
Wheat Gluten is an alternative to soybean-based food items like tofu. It is made from gluten, the main protein of wheat. And, no doubt how disgusting it looks.
12. Pea Soup
Do we share our thoughts on this dish? I believe yes because it looks exactly what you think it is. But hey stop right there, this delicious dish is quite famous across the world. And I doubt it unless I taste it.