23 Strangest Foods Eaten Around The World


White Egg Ant Soup

Got a favourite soup? Most people plump for a classic, such as tomato, chicken or leek and potato. But travel a little further afield and the options become rather more exotic. For those heading to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos, soup is much different to the familiar flavours that are found at home.

White Egg Ant Soup is just one example from the region. This is, as the name suggests, a dish concocted from ants and their eggs. You might have a favourite soup, but we doubt it’s this one.

White Egg Ant Soup contains baby ants, partial embryos and eggs which pop in the mouth — releasing flavour. There are regional variations, but the general taste is sour, with a flavour that is similar to shrimp. This is one that calls only to the culinary courageous and probably the most exotic soup you can find.