The Best Episodes of Bizarre Foods

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

Unmasking an aspect of dining out that will make you think twice before ordering off the menu, and utilizing his knowledge of all things edible, Andrew Zimmern is on a quest to find the world’s most bizarre foods. Andrew knows that one man’s poison is another’s delicacy but he isn’t afraid to poke a little fun at the local fare or himself. Our energetic food-a-holic infiltrates markets and restaurants taking viewers behind the scenes to savor the local cuisine - even if that means chewing on eggs with legs, gulping down a beating frog heart or polishing off a lamb’s eyeball. Andrew is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he’s chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha in the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable.

Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs

#1 - Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs

Season 8 - Episode 2

Andrew Zimmern hits the food mecca of Taipei. He faces down stinky tofu in a mountainside factory, learns the secret to turning eggs into hard-as-iron street food, and masters pulling the longest and strongest noodles.

star 9.67
3 votes
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Ethiopia

#2 - Ethiopia

Season 3 - Episode 9

Anthony heads to the marketplace in Ethiopia where he samples their offerings and then travels to Harrar, once known as the forbidden city.

star 8.67
12 votes
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Great Lakes

#3 - Great Lakes

Season 11 - Episode 7

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

star 8.53
17 votes
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Embassy Row

#4 - Embassy Row

Season 6 - Episode 16

The host heads to Washington, D.C., to sample international cuisines at some of the foreign embassies.

star 8.50
8 votes
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Hong Kong

#5 - Hong Kong

Season 6 - Episode 9

Andrew samples snake bile, turtle-jelly soup and medicinal bug tea when he visits Hong Kong, the center for traditional Chinese medicine.

star 8.50
18 votes
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Chengdu

#6 - Chengdu

Season 6 - Episode 11

The host tours Chengdu, capital of China's Sichuan province, known for its spicy cuisine. Featured eats include boiling chili and volcano-rabbit head.

star 8.45
20 votes
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Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

#7 - Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Season 9 - Episode 5

Winged ants, grilled intestines, grasshoppers and dried beef hearts enjoyed in Mexico's culinary capital.

star 8.43
14 votes
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Halloween Special

#8 - Halloween Special

Season 3 - Episode 7

Andrew is inviting his fans for a Halloween party, complete with some unusual foods which many may find horrifying. Sink your teeth into a baked tarantula, drink some fresh steer blood, and swallow some chilled lamb kidneys. A true learning experience about different cultures.

star 8.43
7 votes
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Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

#9 - Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

Season 9 - Episode 2

Ancient tastes in Croatia like roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.

star 8.40
10 votes
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BBQ

#10 - BBQ

Season 7 - Episode 10

Different styles of barbecue from around the world are eaten by Andrew, who shows up at a buffalo meat tailgate party and gives Texas pit BBQ a try. Also: a pig roast in South Carolina; mutton in Kentucky; chicken hearts in Peru; and pork in Korea.

star 8.33
6 votes
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Greece

#11 - Greece

Season 6 - Episode 8

Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.

star 8.28
18 votes
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Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa

#12 - Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa

Season 9 - Episode 8

Cow udder and veal brain to turkey balls and mullet roe.

star 8.27
11 votes
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Montreal

#13 - Montreal

Season 6 - Episode 22

Andrew visits the multi-cultural city of Montreal and eats duck livers and horse-heart tartar. Andrew digs into the culture and traditional dishes that represent the city’s heritage and modern chefs with food-forward ideas.

star 8.25
8 votes
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Vietnam

#14 - Vietnam

Season 1 - Episode 12

Snake parts, pig's ears, silk worms and cat coffee--all foods Andrew Zimmern indulges in during his Vietnamese adventure.

star 8.25
4 votes
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Fez, Morocco

#15 - Fez, Morocco

Season 6 - Episode 20

A culinary tour of Morocco. Featured eats include lamb's head and pigeon pie.

star 8.22
9 votes
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North Carolina's Moonshine Highway

#16 - North Carolina's Moonshine Highway

Season 20 - Episode 6

star 8.20
5 votes
Baja, Mexico

#17 - Baja, Mexico

Season 5 - Episode 8

Andrew explores the peninsula of Baja in Mexico - where the land is harsh, but the people and the food are out of this world! From street carts to high-end cuisine in Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Andrew samples the best.

star 8.20
5 votes
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Namibia

#18 - Namibia

Season 6 - Episode 6

The host visits Namibia, where he meets members of a semi-nomadic tribe whose way of life hasn't changed in hundreds of years. During his stay, he samples traditional tribal foods, including dried mopane worms and wildebeest eyeballs.

star 8.20
15 votes
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Discovering Columbus

#19 - Discovering Columbus

Season 18 - Episode 5

star 8.17
12 votes
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Jamaica

#20 - Jamaica

Season 6 - Episode 23

An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.

star 8.14
14 votes
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Mongolia

#21 - Mongolia

Season 5 - Episode 3

Andrew visits a meat market and the central market in Ulaanbaatar, a nomadic family living in Gers in the Steppe on the edge of the Gobi Desert, rides a horse with help from an amateur child racer, takes an archery lesson, a throat singing lesson, and meets some contortionists.

star 8.13
15 votes
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Maine

#22 - Maine

Season 3 - Episode 10

Andrew travels to Maine where samples foods which are only found growing in his lawn and learns about recipes which are only found in the state.

star 8.10
10 votes
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Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

#23 - Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

Season 8 - Episode 1

Andrew Zimmern heads to Kazakhstan in the heart of central Asia. He hunts for rabbits with a golden eagle, suffers a blow while milking a horse and feasts on everything from sheep brains to smoked horse sausage.

star 8.08
13 votes
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Magnificent Mississippi River

#24 - Magnificent Mississippi River

Season 18 - Episode 3

star 8.07
15 votes
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Venice

#25 - Venice

Season 6 - Episode 3

Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.

star 8.06
16 votes
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