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List by: itisclaudio, created: 17 Oct 2020, updated: 17 Oct 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

An acquired taste is an appreciation for something unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it. It is the opposite of innate taste which is appreciation for things that are obviously enjoyable by most persons without prior exposure to them.

1. Durian


Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk.

Durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. The name "durian" is derived from the Malay-Indonesian languages word for duri or "spike", a reference to the numerous spike protuberances of the fruit, together with the noun-building suffix -an. There are 30 recognised Durio species, at least nine of which …

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2. Balut


Balut is a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originated from and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines. Often served with beer, balut is popular in Southeast Asian countries, such as Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The Tagalog and Malay word balot means "wrapped". Wikipedia

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3. Escargot

caragol, caracol (French) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

The escargot is a cooked land snail. Escargots are usually served as a starter in Portugal, Spain and in France, and are a typical dish in the Catalan region of Spain.


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4. Chalap

Shalap, Chalob (Kyrgyz)

Chalap is a traditional Kyrgyz beverage that is typically found in rural areas. It is made with a combination of still or carbonated water, salt, and qatiq – a fermented milk product of thick consistency. Many Westerners consider chalap an acquired taste, and some describe its flavour as liquefied, pungent, salty, smoked cheese. The beverage is usually consumed during summer as a refreshment.

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