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SPAIN'S TOP 10 - Bizarre Foods
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Spain has some very wierd food, so I thought I would pull together some of the most bizarre food I have come across during my time in Spain.

If you can add to the list please leave a comment!

1. Sea Lamprey cooked in its own blood - Lamprea en su propia sangre - Galicia



2. Stewed Cockerel Crests – Crestas de gallo - Zamora 



3. Lambs brains - Sesos de cordero – La Rioja



4. Testicles in Sauce – Criadillas en Salsa



5. Fried Cockeral and lamb stomach/intestine  - Gallinejas y entresijos – Madrid


6. Gooseneck barnacles – Percebes – Galicia


7. Pigs' Ears – Oreja de Cerdo


8.  Elver (new born eels) and garlic – Anguilas



9.  Tripe Stew – Callos - Madrid


10. Sea Snails – Caracoles  de mar  

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mark lask said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 7:17 AM

Thanks for the warning. If I can't translate it, I won't eat it.

Dudley de Mello said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 7:47 AM

Pigs ears are nice and crunchy !!! But you've got to have strong teeth to chew them, if not you'll be sucking one all night !!!!!!!!

Steve said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 8:20 AM

Following a bullfight, a crowd of Spanish gentlemen came into a bar I once frequented, one of whom was eating a raw bull's testicle. Joder macho!

vrm said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Anguilas are yummy!Pigs ears are delicious deep fried and crunchy like pork scratchings. Numbers 1 to 5 and 6 and 9 - No gracias,es que ya no tengo hambre.

jamesensor said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

Percebes from Galicia is a very popular dish in Portugal and in former Portuguese colonies. Along with Caracoles - also a favourite in Portugal - and Lamprea it reflects the poverty in the Iberian peninsula, until recent times. With the Euro crisis, I feel sure that comsumption of these readily available and cheap as well as nourishing foods will have increased.

Clare said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 1:44 PM

I love sheeps brains and testicles and have eaten them both since young when I wasn't aware of what they were. I still eat them when I can get them.

Peter George said:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

There is a story not sure if it is true but here goes.

An Englishman went into a bar in Madrid and asked for the speciality of the house.
The waiter brought him a plate of bulls testicles. He enjoyed them so much that he went back for more every night of the next week.
One night he ordered the same dish, but when they came they were quite small. With his curiosity aroused he asked the waiter.

" Why are they so small tonight?

The waiter replied" Well señor sometimes the bull wins"

Vigo-Iowa said:
Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

I'm surprise I have not found Filloas on this list (Galicia crepes/pancakes made of pig blood). The lamprey is a great addition to the list. Strong flavor not for everyones palette.

Kalevala said:
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 2:26 PM

Nice selection,
Just to say that percebes and angulas are delicatessens, very expensive items.

In addition, I'd add "ortiguillas", sea anemones from south Spain;.

anti food said:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 12:41 PM

i hate this food it tastes like pee and ass

BOO said:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 12:47 PM


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