Welcome to “off the bitten path”, my blog about the unusual tastes from around the world.

I decided to start this blog after having lived in China for almost 6 years. During those years in China, and during my travels abroad, I’ve come in contact with foods and drinks I would not normally eat. This could be animals I’m not used to eating, parts of animals I’m not used to eating, flavor combinations I’m not used to eating or anything else that strikes me as odd.

In this blog I will describe the products I tried and tested and score them according to the “fear factor” and the “taste test”. The feat factor tell you how much, or indeed how little, I was looking forward to trying that item. A low score means I wasn’t worried at all, but a high score tells you I was at the point of giving up.

Some of the items in this blog might not strike you as odd at all. Depending on where you’re from, it might be perfectly normal for you. Just remember what’s normal for you, might be strange to others.

Allow me to take you on a journey to the wonderfully weird, the utterly unusual, the seemingly strange and the blatantly bizarre.