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Weird But Wonderful Desserts Around the World

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Published: Nov 13, 2014 | Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014

The most typical deserts are caramel and rice pudding, every one of us love these after dinner sweets. The origins of the desert are believed to be rooted in Portuguese cuisine that often includes a significant amount of egg yolks in its recipes. There are some countries which has the weirdest dessert in the world such as desserts made with chicken and chocolate covered crickets. Below are some extraordinary sweet dishes which are not as traditional as American pie.

Cendol: Malaysia

Cendol: Malaysia
Cendol is a traditional dessert of Malaysia. Don’t let the green worms in this refreshing dessert put you off. The other basic ingredients used to make this dessert includes jelly noodles along with green food coloring, coconut milk, red beans, shaved ice and palm sugar.

Tavuk Gogsu: Turkey

Tavuk Gogsu: Turkey
This Turkish dessert is prepared with chicken breast which is finely minced and poached. It is sweetened with sugar, cracked rice, butter, milk and cinnamon. It is considered a signature dish of Turkey.

Picarones: Peru

Picarones: Peru
Picarones Peruvian desert is served in the form of doughnuts, they are prepared with squash and fried sweet potato. It is served with crystallized sugar and honey sauce.

Sankaya: Thailand

Sankaya: Thailand
Sankaya is popular in Thailand and it is very much like a pumpkin. A pumpkin is hollowed and filled with coconut milk and egg custard.

Chocolate covered crickets: Thailand

Chocolate covered crickets: Thailand
Anything can be made tastier if it’s covered with chocolate. In Thailand chocolate covered crickets are very popular, this sounds a little weird but people enjoy this street food especially children.

Martabak: Indonesia

Martabak: Indonesia
In Indonesia, Martabak is one of the most popular street foods, it is rich buttery pancakes which is a delicious sweet treat of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is enjoyed with melted chocolate or cheese.

Deep fried mars bars: Scotland

Deep fried mars bars: Scotland
A deep-fried Mars bar is a normal Mars bar which is fried in a batter usually used for deep frying fish and sauasages. Before battering, this chocolate bar is chilled to prevent from melting.

Almond Tofu: China

Almond Tofu: China
Almond tofu is a popular Chinese dessert. We usually think tofu is just for savory dishes but in China it is a dessert which is prepared with almonds, agar and sugar.

Pandan waffels: Vietnam

Pandan waffels: Vietnam
Pandan waffels is a famous street food of Vietnam, don’t be shocked to see the bright green color, it tastes delicious because of coconut milk and pandan in it.

Yokan: Japan

Yokan: Japan
Yokan is a special dessert of Japan, it is a thick, jellied dessert made of sugar, agar and red bean paste. It is in the form of blocks which is eaten in slices.

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