9 Foods From Other Countries That Americans Find Disgusting

Balut (Philippines): A fertilized duck egg with a partially developed embryo inside, often eaten boiled or steamed.

Durian (Southeast Asia): A tropical fruit with a strong odor that some describe as smelling like rotting onions or garbage.

Hákarl (Iceland): Fermented shark meat with a strong ammonia smell and intense flavor due to the fermentation process.

Natto (Japan): Fermented soybeans with a slimy texture and strong flavor. The smell and texture can be off-putting to those not accustomed to it.

Century Egg (China): Duck, chicken, or quail eggs preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks or months.

Stinky Tofu (China/Taiwan): Tofu that has been fermented with bacteria, giving it a strong odor reminiscent of sewage or garbage.

Casu Marzu (Italy): A Sardinian cheese infested with live insect larvae, giving it a soft and creamy texture. The presence of maggots can be off-putting to many.

Surströmming (Sweden): Fermented Baltic sea herring with a strong, pungent odor due to the fermentation process.

Haggis (Scotland): A traditional Scottish dish made from sheep's heart, liver, and lungs, mixed with oatmeal, suet, and spices, all encased in the sheep's stomach lining.