Tavuk Göğsü (Turkey)
A dessert made of… chicken and sugar? Well, that’s Tavuk göğsü, which is actually a Turkish chicken pudding. They basically pound the chicken breast and mince them as fine as possible before combining rice flour, milk and sugar altogether. The end result resembles milk pudding and it is usually topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.
Chocolate-Covered Crickets (Thailand)
Well, it’s safe to say that (almost) everybody loves chocolate. Besides being good enough to eat on its own, it is also good in different forms such as ice creams, cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins and milkshakes. But Thailand has its own bizarre way of incorporating chocolate into one of their famous street foods. And that street food in question turns out to be chocolate-covered crickets. Yes, as in crickets in the insect category.
Nutella Pasta (Australia)
Pasta is undoubtedly a versatile Italian dish. You can make it saucy, creamy or even have it baked or fried. But imagine if your pasta dish happens to be sweet and… chocolate-y? Meet Nutella pasta, which is specially invented by an Australia-based Italian restaurant called Carosello back in October 2017 in conjunction with the month’s World Pasta Day. As weird as it sounds, Carosello filled up the plate with a combination of Nutella-covered pasta, traditional hazelnut liquor a.k.a. Frangelico and finally, topped it with almonds, mint, raspberries and white chocolate.
At first glance, one might think that this looks more like a decoration. But it turns out to be an edible piece of dessert. Šakotis does admittedly look bizarre for a dessert but the ingredients themselves are surprisingly easy to get. Here goes: eggs, butter, cream, flour and sugar. And despite its somewhat simple ingredients, the process itself is a different story altogether. Šakotis requires a special oven known as a circular spit, in which the batter is slowly dripped onto it over an open fire before it gradually turns into an unusual shape.