Video: 10 bizarre foods that are considered delicacies in Japan

Japan is known for its unique and delicious cuisine, but some of the dishes may seem strange to outsiders. Here are 10 bizarre foods that are considered delicacies in Japan.

1. Fugu


Also known as pufferfish, this poisonous fish must be prepared by a licensed chef to ensure that it is safe to eat.

2. Basashi


This is raw horse meat that is thinly sliced and served with soy sauce and ginger.

3. Shirako


This is the milt or sperm sacs of male fish, usually cod. It is often served raw or cooked in a variety of dishes.

4. Natto


Fermented soybeans that have a strong smell and sticky texture. It is often eaten for breakfast with rice.

5. Inago


These are grasshoppers that are skewered and grilled. They are often served as a snack with beer.

6. Kujira


This is whale meat that is often served as sashimi or grilled. It is controversial due to whaling practices.

7. Uni


This is the edible part of sea urchins, which have a soft, creamy texture and a briny taste. It is often served on sushi.

8. Shiokara


This is a dish made from fermented seafood, usually squid or shrimp. It has a strong, salty taste and is often served with sake.

9. Katsuobushi


This is dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna that is shaved into flakes and used as a seasoning in many dishes.

10. Takoyaki


These are small balls of batter that are filled with diced octopus and other ingredients. They are often served as street food.