We cannot choose what other Singaporeans will eat but we only hope that whatever they eat is safe. However, there are few Singaporeans who want to eat what others do not even dream of touching. Exotic foods are present here and it is a matter of boldness to try it.

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Here are some exotic foods and its dangers:

  • Echizen kurage: Echizen kurage is a Japanese dish. Some people want to eat a raw jellyfish. It is possible but we have to remove the toxic parts first.
  • Fesikh: Fesikh is an Egyptian dish. Though it is just a fermented fish, some died from poisoning.
  • Pangium edule: Pangium edule is a Southeast Asian fruit. This kind of fruit is especially poisonous because it contains hydrogen cyanide. Proper preparations are needed if one wants to eat it.

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  • Cassava: Cassava is a common root crop in South America. To some, it looks harmless but many people were poisoned by it. It should be steamed, boiled or baked not to be eaten raw because it can contains linamarin which can become cyanide when eaten raw.
  • Absinthe: Absinthe is famous in Europe. It should be in the form of liquid. If directly eaten, it can be addictive and it can cause hallucinations.
  • Monkey brains: Who in their right mind will eat monkey brains? Well, there are some. We have to know that monkey brains are dangerous. It can carry illness called Jakob disease.

Hopefully our fancy of something dangerous will be sated before it is too late for us. We have to be safe always and not try to trick death.

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