The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 26, 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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - Embassy Row
Season 6 - Episode 16
The host heads to Washington, D.C., to sample international cuisines at some of the foreign embassies.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#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 - Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa
Season 9 - Episode 8
Cow udder and veal brain to turkey balls and mullet roe.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#14 - Fez, Morocco
Season 6 - Episode 20
A culinary tour of Morocco. Featured eats include lamb's head and pigeon pie.
#15 - 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.
#16 - North Carolina's Moonshine Highway
Season 20 - Episode 6
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Discovering Columbus
Season 18 - Episode 5
#20 - 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.
#21 - Jamaica
Season 6 - Episode 23
An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.
#22 - 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 - 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.
#24 - Magnificent Mississippi River
Season 18 - Episode 3
#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.