Let’s face it, I am not the girl who is going to spend an evening making cupcakes with scary black frosting and cute candy corn faces. No fake finger lollipops or cake ball eyeballs. Just not my cup of Halloween Brew.
However, my travels have presented me with some very scary culinary moments. So, in season with the Halloween weekend ahead, I give you my top 5 scariest, spookiest, most haunting food moments caught by my camera…
1. “Turtle Soup” – Hong Kong – made, ahem, fresh. Pick your turtle and let’s get brewing…
2.”Baaa Brain”, Hong Kong – Actually it was more the eyes, tongue and lips that were more popular but I was also told that the entire head makes a lovely witches brew baaa broth!
3. “Eyeball Udon”, Guangzhou China
4. “UFF Curry” (Unidentified Flying Curry), Rajasthan India
You ask about the 1st F in UFF? With as much decorum as possible, I ask you to think about this for a moment while also pondering the last curry dish you had. “Flying” might also be interchanged with the word, exiting. Hey, somebody had to say it.
5. Cricket Cracker! – Shenzhen China – Creepy Bar Snacks for your most adventurous guests! I recommend a fast single bite, swallow and a generous sip of a lovely Malbec. I hear the vampires say that a “true blood” shot is the most divine with a live cricket. Hmmm?
I know I said top 5, but I am a fan of the encore and I swear I heard clapping, no?
Bonus Spooky Food Moment!
Followed by your choice of meat….
“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti…” Silence of the Lambs, 1991