The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021

Network: Travel Channel

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.

Seoul, South Korea

#1 - Seoul, South Korea

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 21, 2009

Andrew travels to Seoul, South Korea, where he feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. Andrew's Asian adventure goes beyond eating when makes his first batch of fresh kimchi.

star 9.32
40 votes
Buenos Aires

#2 - Buenos Aires

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 21, 2010

Follow Andrew as he heads to Buenos Aires and explores the meat culture of one of the world's great towns and tangos away the night with a stunning young starlet.

star 9.30
40 votes
Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs

#3 - Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 21, 2015

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 9.25
4 votes

#4 - Tokyo

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired May 31, 2010

Join Andrew as he returns to the vibrant and trend-setting city of Tokyo for more unforgettable adventures in food from legendary seafood markets to becoming a horumon chef for a day serving up intestines from cows and pigs.

star 9.11
46 votes
Road Tripping Route 66

#5 - Road Tripping Route 66

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

Andrew sets off on historic Route 66 to explore the iconic eats along the world-famous highway. On his journey, he eats paddlefish roe, tries ranch dressing soda and even judges a calf fry cook-off.

star 9.00
1 votes

#6 - Greece

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2011

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 8.80
75 votes

#7 - Ethiopia

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 2008

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

#8 - Arizona

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired May 17, 2010

Andrew uncovers unique food traditions in the great state of Arizona, where the spirit of the Wild West still lives strong today. From native traditions of the Navajo to the New Agers' approach to food, this state offers an abundance of bizarre foods.

star 8.57
37 votes
Hong Kong

#9 - Hong Kong

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2011

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
Embassy Row

#10 - Embassy Row

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired May 31, 2011

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

star 8.50
8 votes
Great Lakes

#11 - Great Lakes

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2017

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 8.44
18 votes

#12 - Maine

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 2008

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 8.44
65 votes

#13 - Jamaica

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

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

star 8.43
70 votes
Halloween Special

#14 - Halloween Special

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 2008

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
Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

#15 - Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2015

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

star 8.43
14 votes

#16 - Venice

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2011

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 8.40
72 votes
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

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

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2015

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

star 8.40
10 votes

#18 - BBQ

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 29, 2014

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
Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa

#19 - Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2015

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

star 8.33
12 votes

#20 - Vietnam

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 13, 2007

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

#21 - Montreal

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 12, 2011

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

#22 - Chengdu

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 29, 2011

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 8.19
48 votes
Baja, Mexico

#23 - Baja, Mexico

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2010

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 8.17
6 votes
Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

#24 - Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 13, 2015

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 8.14
14 votes

#25 - Appalachia

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 5, 2009

Andrew heads to the Appalachian Mountains to get a taste of the region’s culture and its food. The mountain range runs north to south touching more than a dozen states, and many of the people in the area still maintain the traditions and foods that were a part of life for their ancestors.

star 8.00
10 votes