The Best Episodes of Bizarre Foods
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#12 - Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa
Season 9 - Episode 8
Cow udder and veal brain to turkey balls and mullet roe.
#17 - North Carolina's Moonshine Highway
Season 20 - Episode 6
#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.
#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.
#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.