But the inescapable fact is that there are also some bizarre foods in asia that challenge even the most ardent of food lovers. Cambodians from skuon began eating tarantulas during the years of food shortage under the khmer rogue. Another weird asian food, tuna eyeballs, are massive globs of slime that encompass the entire palm of your hand! They are quite popular in japan but often not so popular among foreigners. They are usually surrounded by fish fat to add to the already mushy texture. The meat is sliced, easy for put in mouth, served with pureed ginger and some aromatic vegetables, dipped in shoyu soy sauce. Although many people commented that the taste is not bad, for western tourists, eating red meat is still a big challenge for. Otherwise, my own perspective of weird has changed somewhat in living in thailand, where many thai street food staples, like blood-filled boat noodles (kuay teow rua) or the congealed blood of khanom jeen nam ngiao, or even the pickled fish sauce of a papaya salad (som tam korat) are now pretty normal to me. one of the more famous weird foods, fugu is the japanese pufferfish, filled with a very lethal toxin. Prepared properly, its a pretty safe and bland fish , but its more about spitting in deaths. Translation if you eat this shit right here it will feel like a crazy hot sexy asian lady is in love with you. After reading that description i couldnt help but imagine that theres a giant factory of asian bikini models churning these out. authentic chinese food is notoriously bizarre (to put it mildly) and anything that has four legs is apparently fair game. Thus, in honor of the impending chinese new year, we decided to list some.