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List by: itisclaudio, created: 26 Aug 2020, updated: 26 Aug 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

A delicacy is usually a rare or expensive food item that is considered highly desirable, sophisticated or peculiarly distinctive, within a given culture. Irrespective of local preferences, such a label is typically pervasive throughout a region. Often this is because of unusual flavors or characteristics or because it is rare or expensive compared to standard staple foods.

This is a list of dishes that are considered a delicacy in their respective cuisines or region.

1. Kobe Beef Steak


Kobe beef steak is Japanese steak made of Wagyu beef which is considered a delicacy because of its tenderness, fatty, texture and value. The steak is very expensive and rare.

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2. Caviar

خاویار (Russian)

A delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family. The roe can be "fresh" (non-pasteurized) or pasteurized, with pasteurization reducing its culinary and economic value. Traditionally, the term caviar refers only to roe from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Sea (Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga caviars). Depending on the country, caviar may also be used to describe the roe of other fish such as salmon, steelhead, trout, lumpfish, whitefish, carp, and other species of sturgeon. Caviar is considered …

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3. Tuna Eye Ball


Tuna Eye Ball is a Japanese delicacy rich in flavor. It is considered as one of the weirdest food, It is prepared with sesame oil, ginger, tuna eye, soy sauce, lemon, rice vinegar. You can find tuna eyeball in any fancy restaurant and in the street of Japan.

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4. Chinese Swallow's Nest Soup With …


Chinese swallow's nest soup with rock sugar is a sweet dessert soup made from the nests of the swiftlet, a type of swallow. Legend has it that consuming bird's nest soup can restore one's health and beauty and reverse the effects of aging. Swallow Nest is extremely rare and is valuable.

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5. Churma


Churma is a Rajasthani delicacy made from ground deep-fried wheat flour dumplings mixed with sugar. Churma is popularly enjoyed with a traditional Rajasthani meal of Dal & Baati and provides a great contrast with its sweet flavour to the whole dish. It is a sweet dish made by coarsely grinding deep-fried whole wheat flour dumplings along with sugar. It has a slightly coarse texture and emits the mouthwatering aroma of whole wheat flour roasted in desi ghee.

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6. Haggis


Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal's stomach

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7. Fried Spider


Fried spider is a regional snack in Cambodia. It is also the street food of Cambodia. Usually, spider is fried and seasoned and served with sauce. It is very crispy and delicious.

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8. Escamoles Tacos

Ant Egg Tacos (Mexican)

Escamoles tacos also known as Ant egg tacos is a Mexican delicacy. It is prepared with ants egg, butter, garlic, salt, tacos. The ant egg tastes like buttery and nutty. It is very delicious in taste that you should try.

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9. Century Egg

Preserved egg, 皮蛋, 皮蛋, pi dan (Chinese)

Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey color, with a creamy consistency and strong flavor due to the hydrogen sulfide and ammonia present, while the white becomes a dark brown, translucent jelly with a salty flavor. The transforming agent in the century egg is an alkaline salt, which gradually raises the pH of the egg to around 9–12, during the curing process.This chemical process breaks down some of the complex, flavorless proteins and fats, which produces …

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10. Casu Marzu

(French) (Italian)

Casu Marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae (maggots). A variation of the cheese, casgiu merzu, is also produced in some Southern Corsican villages. It is mainly originated from Italy and France. Casu Marzu is a rotten cheese. The larvae can survive stomach acid for this reason it is banned in some areas.

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11. Birds Nest Soup

(American) (Chinese) (Hong Kong)

It is popular at Chinese wedding. Hong Kong and the United States.Soak bird’s nest overnight. Then remove water and clean.In a stockpot add cooking oil and boil the chicken stock then add in birds nest.

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12. Akutaq

Alaskan Ice Cream, Eskimo Ice Cream (American)

Alaskan ice cream is also known as Akutaq. It is a dessert made of dried fish, dried moose or caribou meat and fat and berries. It is originated from Alaska. It is considered as one of the delicacies. It tastes delicious and unique because of the use of unusual ingredients.

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13. Bottarga


Bottarga is a delicacy of salted, cured fish roe, typically of the grey mullet or the bluefin tuna (bottarga di tonno). The best-known version is produced around the Mediterranean; similar foods are the Japanese karasumi, which is softer, and Korean eoran, from mullet or freshwater drum. It has many names and is prepared in various ways.

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14. Conpoy

Dried Scallop (Chinese-cantonese)

Conpoy or dried scallop is a type of Cantonese dried seafood product made from the adductor muscle of scallops. The smell of conpoy is marine, pungent, and reminiscent of certain salt-cured meats. Its taste is rich in umami due to its high content of various free amino acids. Conpoy is produced by cooking raw scallops and then drying them.

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15. Droëwors

(South African)

Droëwors is a South African dried jerky sausage based on the popular boerewors sausage. It's made from beef or mutton with sheep tail fat, coriander, vinegar, and various spices. It's sometimes enriched with garlic or chilli peppers. These thin sausages are dried quickly to mimic the conditions of hot South African weather. It is considered as one of the delicacies of South Africa.

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16. Mixiotes De Escamol


Mixiotes de escamol is a Mexican dish originating from the Hidalgo area. It is made by stuffing maguey leaves with a combination of onions, chilli peppers, coriander, epazote, and ant eggs. Once wrapped and tied with a string, these packages are steamed, then served immediately with warm corn tortillas on the side.

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17. Escargot

caragol, caracol (French) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

The escargot is a cooked land snail. Escargots are usually served as a starter in Portugal, Spain and in France, and are a typical dish in the Catalan region of Spain.


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18. Fried-brain Sandwich


A fried brain sandwich is a sandwich that is generally served as sliced calve's brain or pig's brain on sliced bread. It is mainly originated from the USA. It is considered as one of the delicacies. The brains are cleaned carefully and marinated well and fried on oil. Then it is placed on bread with other ingredients and made a sandwich.

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19. Edible Jellyfish


Edible jellyfish are some species of jellyfish are suitable for human consumption and are used as a source of food and as an ingredient in various dishes. Edible jellyfish is a seafood that is harvested and consumed in Asian countries and some other countries, It is considered as a delicacy. Edible jellyfish is often processed into a dried product. Several types of foods and dishes may be prepared with edible jellyfish, including salads, sushi, noodles, and main courses. Various preparation …

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20. Karasumi

(Chinese) (Japanese)

Karasumi is a food product made by salting mullet roe and drying it in sunlight. Karasumi is a high priced delicacy and it is eaten while drinking sake. It is a softer analog of Mediterranean Bottarga. It is a speciality of Nagasaki and along with salt-pickled sea urchin roe.

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21. Raw Oysters


Raw oyster is a seafood delicacy. They are usually served raw. Raw oyster is eaten in some of the countries including china, japan, Malaysia, America. They are rich in fats and proteins. The sauce can be served as condiments. But nowadays, raw oyster contains bacteria that can be harmful to a human being.

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22. Rocky Mountain Oysters

Mountain Oysters, Meatballs (American)

Rocky Mountain oysters, or mountain oysters, or meatballs, is a dish made of bull testicles. The organs are often deep-fried after being skinned, coated in flour, pepper and salt, and sometimes pounded flat. This delicacy is most often served as an appetizer.

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23. Milt

Shirako (Japanese)

Milt is the seminal fluid of fish, molluscs, and certain other water-dwelling animals which reproduce by spraying this fluid, which contains the sperm, onto roe (fish eggs). It can also refer to the sperm sacs or testes that contain the semen. Milt or soft roe also refers to the male genitalia of fish when they contain sperm, used as food. Many cultures eat milt, often fried, though not usually as a dish by itself.

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24. Snail Caviar

Escargot Caviar, Escargot Pearls (French) (Polish)

Snail caviar, also known as escargot caviar or escargot pearls, is a type of caviar that consists of fresh or processed eggs of land snails. It is a luxury gourmet speciality produced in France and Poland. They were also a delicacy in the ancient world, also known as "Pearls of Aphrodite" for their supposed aphrodisiac properties. In their natural state, the eggs are colourless. After processing, the caviar may be cream-coloured, pinkish-white, or white, with the eggs generally 3–4 mm …

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25. Snake Soup


Snake soup is a popular Cantonese delicacy and health supplement in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesian and Thai food which contains the meats of at least two types of snakes as the main ingredients. The soup tastes slightly sweet because of the addition of chrysanthemum leaves and spices, while the snake meat in the soup is said to resemble the texture and taste of chicken meat. Snake soup has been considered a delicacy in Chinese culture for over two thousand …

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26. Tyrolean Grey Cheese

Graukäse (Austrian)

Tyrolean grey cheese is a variety of sour cow's milk cheese, traditionally made on lush Austrian pastures from skimmed milk which was previously left to curdle for several days. This cheese is extremely low in fat, it has a thin crackled rind and a crumbly texture. Tiroler Graukäse exudes a strong, pungent aroma. It is typically crumbled over buttered wholemeal bread, but it is also an essential ingredient in many traditional Tyrolean dishes such as nettle soup with Kaspressknödeln, a …

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