Hungry for an unusual urban adventure?
The Disgusting Food Museum in Sweden shows a peculiar exhibition: 80 of the world`s most disgusting foods.
Did you know that the human perception of disgust has its evolutionary functions? It protects us from spoiled and dangerous for our health foods.
Nevertheless, different cultures have their unique (and often acquired) tastes. Fried grasshoppers, for example, can be a delicacy in South America, but absolutely repelling to most Europeans.
That`s why the Swedish Disgusting Food Museum challenges visitors to see, smell, and even taste some of the world`s most disgusting foods.
Are you ready to redefine your perception of what`s edible?
Disgusting delicacies from around the world
Didn`t lose your appetite yet? Let`s have a disgusting meal together:
Ever heard of the traditional Swedish fermented herring surströmming?
Consumed since the 16-th century, the fish is caught after spawning, fermented with salt and placed in a can for at least six months. But beware: surströmming can only be opened outdoors as it`s quite a smelly delicacy. Here`s a fun video of Americans trying this peculiar Swedish delight for the first time:
From a suspiciously smelly fish to a maggot-infested cheese. Casu marzu is a Sardinian sheep milk cheese that is full of live insects larvae. The cheese has gone a step beyond fermentation and started a process of decomposition. You might find it hard to swallow, but the larvae are about 8 mm long and look like white worms. Enjoy your meal!
Let`s finish our virtual meal with cuy – a roasted guinea pig that`s traditionally eaten in Peru. The famous Western domesticated pet has been a staple in the Peruvian diet for about 5,000 years.
Cuy is usually served with corn on the cob, yellow potatoes, and a special sauce. It`s totally acceptable to eat it with your hands (you can get some confused looks if you do it with the help of cutlery).
If you don`t plan a trip to Peru, drop by the Swedish Disgusting Food Museum. You`ll have the chance to explore many other revolting delicacies like the Chinese stinky tofu, the well-aged Icelandic shark (hákar), and the notoriously smelly fruit from Thailand (duran).
Location and opening times
Slaghuset, Carlsgatan 12
Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00
Recommended last entrance 17:00
- April 4-5
- May 4
- May 20-24
Children under 16: three children enter for free per parent/guardian.