The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 17, 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 10.00
29 votes
Tokyo

#2 - 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 10.00
29 votes
Buenos Aires

#3 - 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 10.00
29 votes
Arizona

#4 - 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 9.00
29 votes
Greece

#5 - 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 9.00
58 votes
Maine

#6 - 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 8.50
57 votes
Venice

#7 - 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 8.50
58 votes
Jamaica

#8 - Jamaica

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

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

star 8.50
58 votes
Pennsylvania

#9 - Pennsylvania

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 25, 2011

Andrew samples Pennsylvania's staple foods that most people never hear about. Andrew meet interesting people, including a Japanese superstar chef who cooks poisonous sex organs and a family that boils up every part of the pig,

star 8.00
87 votes
Chengdu

#10 - 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 8.00
29 votes
Kalahari

#11 - Kalahari

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired May 3, 2011

In South Africa's Kalahari Desert, the host dines on giant porcupine and scavenged jewel beetles. Later, he's served zebra near Johannesburg.

star 8.00
29 votes
United Kingdom

#12 - United Kingdom

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 2, 2007

Haggis, neeps and tatties, cockles and whelks — it's either the start of a unique nursery rhyme or a list of some of the more unusual foods Andrew Zimmern is about to experience on his journey through the U.K.!

star 7.30
87 votes
Ecuador

#13 - Ecuador

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 12, 2007

Andrew visits numerous local eateries: a restaurant at the equator, a restaurant in the mountains, and a Saturday market. He also has more adventurous encounters with a local medicine man and searches for his own meal in the rain forest. Andrew's treats include: guinea pig, lemon ants, coconut grubs, and chicha.

star 7.00
29 votes
Gulf Coast

#14 - Gulf Coast

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 26, 2007

Andrew stays in America and visits four states. His destinations include: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Some of the regional cuisine that Andrew tries: nutria (giant rat), squirrel, turducken, head cheese, pig's brains, fried pickles, mullet roe, and alligator.

star 7.00
29 votes
Spain

#15 - Spain

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 19, 2007

Andrew Zimmern's gastronomic tour of the world continues with a trip through Spain. He chows down on suckling pig brains, bull testicles — and everything in between!

star 7.00
29 votes
Hawaii

#16 - Hawaii

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 2008

Andrew stops over in Hawaii, where he samples their foods, such as poi, octopus and Spam.

star 7.00
29 votes
Japan

#17 - Japan

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 2008

Andrew heads over to Japan to sample some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake.

star 7.00
29 votes
Phillipines

#18 - Phillipines

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 26, 2007

Andrew Zimmern is off to the island nation of the Philippines. There he chows down on local favorites like 'balut,' crickets, stuffed frogs and even live worms!

star 7.00
58 votes
Morocco

#19 - Morocco

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 5, 2007

Join Andrew Zimmern as he takes a culinary tour through Morocco, where he finds everything from lamb's head to pigeon pie on the menu!

star 7.00
29 votes
Eastern Australia

#20 - Eastern Australia

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 12, 2009

Andrew goes snorkeling, spear fishing and visits a farm where they "pamper" their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he's never tasted before, including Morton Bay, Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.

star 7.00
57 votes
Texas

#21 - Texas

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2009

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.

star 7.00
29 votes
Puerto Rico

#22 - Puerto Rico

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 9, 2009

Andrew travels to Puerto Rico where the flavors of the food tell the history of the island, from the deep-fried treats brought in by Africans to the roasted pork made popular by the Spanish. Andrew tries a variety of traditional foods, including a stew made with different parts of a pig.

star 7.00
28 votes
Cambodia

#23 - Cambodia

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 2010

Andrew visits Cambodia, a developing nation where the food traditions are a source of national pride. From the bustling markets of Phnom Penh to a quaint floating village on the Tonle Sap River, Andrew samples some of the most extreme food on the planet.

star 7.00
29 votes
Mongolia

#24 - Mongolia

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired May 10, 2010

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 7.00
58 votes
Bangkok

#25 - Bangkok

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 7, 2010

Andrew returns to one of the most stimulating and abundant food cities in the all of the world—Bangkok. It's a food paradise for anyone with a hungry appetite, including great street foods, markets and restaurants.

star 7.00
28 votes