Hongeo: South Korea’s stinkiest food that smells like a public restroom

Hongeo is a bizarre South Korean dish with a “pungent” aroma that most people describe as a mix of dirty public toilet and wet laundry left untended for days. Made from the so-called skate, a bottom-dwelling ray fish, Hongeo is considered by far South Korea’s (and probably not only) smelliest food. In any case, It’s so stinky that many South Koreans wouldn’t come near it, let alone put it in their mouths. However, its many fans can’t get enough and swear that once you get used to it, it’s impossible…

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Năsal: a delicious Transylvanian Cheese

We are in Romania. Năsal is a traditional local cheese bearing the same name as the village where it is produced in the Țaga commune, Cluj County. The soft and creamy cheese has been smear-ripened in caves since the Middle Ages. According to a Transylvanian legend, the commune of Țaga was once controlled by a wealthy, cruel count. Under his rule, the people starved and, to feed themselves, one day, some farmers were forced to steal the count’s cheese for their children. They hid it in a cave near the…

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