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More Wonderfully Weird Japanese Foods

No other cultures' food seems to fascinate westerners as Japanese food does. Let's take a tour!

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  • 1. Wasp Crackers (best served in the suburbs perhaps?)

  • 2. Cream Collon Snacks (unfortunate name)

  • 3. Wasabi Beer (Are You Man Enough?)

  • 4. BM Coffee (please say this doesn't mean what I think it means)

  • 5. Placenta 10000 Jelly Drink

    Apparently it includes real pig placenta. It claims to be healthy and taste like peaches. Umm...I'll trust them on that one.

  • 6. Octopus Ice Cream (what? They were out of Dolphin? Damn it!)

  • 7. Natto

    They may look like sticky corn (or sticky insect eggs) but they're just Fermented Soybeans.

  • 8. Tamagogani

    Dried Crabs. Similar to crunching on potato chips. What? That's what it says on the site! I couldn't do it...I'd be a cannibal.

  • 9. Basil Seed Drink

    Tadpoles anyone? I'm sure it's refreshing. I'm just wimpy- I'm not used to my drink staring back at me.

  • 10. Square Watermelons

    Designed to make optimum use of space- and to piss off Americans in summer (it's gotta be messier to eat?).

  • 11. Tuna Eyeball

  • 12. Dried Lizards (for soup)

  • 13. Sea Otter Boogers

    These tasty treats are made of candied black beans. They look like prunes. Or coal....

  • 14. Rose Sweat Gum

    “Otoko Kaoru” (“Man Smelling Sweetly”) is a brand of chewing gum that makes your sweat smell like roses.

  • 15. Curry Lemonade

    The label says, “A miraculous collaboration of curry and lemonade”. It's miraculous that anyone drinks it! Omg. Ok- yes- I would on a dare.

  • 16. Scallops and Mayo Flavored Chips

    Snack on Dinner!

  • 17. Eel Soda

    “Surging Eel” fizzy pop is a carbonated yellow liquid made out of *SPOILERS* eel!

  • 18. F-Cup Pudding

    F-Cup Pudding have a breast enlarging herb pueraria mirifica (a plant found in Southeast Asia) that MIGHT enhance boob size. F-Cup...really? How about something more realistic- B-Cup? C-Cup?

  • 19. Fried Turtle Shells (turtlefeed- Don't look!!)

    Well, I guess Pork Rinds would be just as gross to them.

  • 20. Giga Pudding

    Twenty servings of oozy goodness in one convenient plastic bucket. Unless it was Octopus Flavoured- this seems like a natural for Walmart.

  • 21. Unusual Sandwiches

    Seaweed, squash, sweet potatoes or pickles! I'd lose so much weight there....

  • 22. Shirako

    Shirako is the male genitalia of fish, a sack that contains its seminal fluid. I'm a lesbian- so, I'm instantly disqualified from trying this dish. That's like- a rule or something.

  • 23. Basashi

    Raw Horse Meat. Due to its deep pink color raw horse meat is called “sakura” or “sakuraniku”. “Sakura” means cherry blossom, “niku” means meat. However, when your equine is ponied up raw in thin sashimi slices it is called “basashi”. Whatever you do- don't think of Black Beauty.

  • 24. Basashi Ice Cream.

    Yes- It's made with horse meat.

  • 25. Iruca


  • 26. Shirouo no Odorigui

    Shirouo are very small transparent fish that are eaten alive. They dance in your mouth while being eaten (*biting tongue*...).

  • 27. Doritos Crunchy Nut Flavour

    Look at the picture on the bag. Now read the title. You'll get it.

  • 28. Peach & Pineapple Sandwich

    Fascinating, right?! Why not? It's not like white bread is good for you anyway. You first though.

  • 29. Yakisoba Pan

    'Noodle Bun'- it's basically spaghetti in a roll. It's like a hot dog to us.

  • 30. Natori Fish Almond Mix

    That's it! I knew my trail mix was missing something! Dried fishies!