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World’s most unusual foods – Part Three, whole stuffed camel and other national dishes & delicacies

World’s most unusual foods – Part Two

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Kæstur hákarl (Icelandic for “fermented shark”) – Iceland

Kæstur hákarl made in traditional way

It is a Greenland (or basking) shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for 4-5 months. Hákarl for short, has a very distinctive ammonia smell and fishy taste, similar to very strong cheese.

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World’s most unusual foods – Part One

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You are about to read my picks of the world’s most bizarre and unusual foods, some of which may be less than appetizing for most people. Warning for those who don’t want to spoil their lunch: Do not read either of the two parts of this article, skip them and find yourself something else to

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