Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Jun 1, 2009 06:25 PM

Most frightening food you've seen lately?

My vote unequivocally goes to:

Which is described here:

Bear in mind, the above won even though I've been browsing around for recipes involving chicken feet.

And you thought Tribbles were cute, cuddly creatures. Only from a distance!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. <<The Bakudan Yaki is loaded with seven ingredients … cabbage, mochi, quail eggs, shrimp, squid, octopus and sausage.>>

    It looks like the Badukan Yaki was THROWING UP those seven ingredients. I think the Badukan Yaki is ANGRY (or seriously PO'd).

    1 Reply
    1. re: kattyeyes

      I don't like the sound of Bakudan Yaki but it may be delicious! The most revolting food I've ever seen is definitely tripe!

    2. Goodness, it looks like a mutant marine "balut" egg.

      I saw an old episode of Alton Brown's "Feasting on Asphalt - Episode 4:California or Bust" and one of the stops in AZ had a bunch of Navajo grill foods being prepped where two foods seemed questionable: grilled intestines stuffed with something and plain beef stomach fat. Perhaps tasty to some - just don't go asking too many questions as to what's on your plate!

      1. I dunno, I kind of find this thing cute in a stuffed troll kind of way... Doesn't it look like one of those "Ugly Dolls?" And I have to say, it sounds and looks very tasty! I may be a bit biased, as I have a love of deep-fried round objects.

        1. I think you need to distinguish between food that looks frightening and food that tastes frightening. Because that Bukudan Yaki isn't the prettiest thing I've ever seen, but I'd definitely eat it.

          3 Replies
          1. re: small h

            My original thread title was something like scariest food photo you've seen online today, but thought I'd open it up a little.

            1. re: Cinnamon

              Ah, scariest-looking food. Eels are pretty scary-looking. Monkfish, too. Yikes!


              1. re: small h

                Yeah, I remember seeing a smoked eel staring out of the deli case in the basement of Bloomingdale's in Manhattan. Scary stuff.

          2. Balut - fertilized duck egg. Absolutely foul... even by Bourdain standards.


            Chicken feet aren't so repulsive to me.

            5 Replies
            1. re: lynnlato

              Any commercial for Pizza Hut...

              1. re: Sean

                and Chili's, and Applebee's, and TGIMcFunsters.... whenever those come on, with their dayglo-colored "sauces", the yellow gunk that poses as cheese in those establishments and covers all the randomly deep-fried items.... they do make me nauseous, and very afraid. Never actually been in any of those places, thanks to their commercials.

              2. re: lynnlato

                Must disagree on the balut. It has the deepest, richest duck (or chicken) broth I've ever tasted. With vinegar and hot sauce and salt I find it a treat. 17 day balut is just about right for me, not too crunchy but still with texture and character. Still, I agree that it's a matter of taste.