When traveling across the pond, you should expect to come across various foods you’ve never heard of before. From national specialties to pub grub to funny-named deserts, the UK can be a culinary minefield. Some of the dishes are quite bizarre, while others are surprisingly scrumptious. Still others seem to be misnamed which just causes confusion to the uninitiated palate. Honestly, there are a few edibles that you may want to avoid. Think it’s all fish and chips in the UK? Think again. Here are 12 weird foods from the British Isles to sample, if you dare.
What’s green, slimy and looks like something the cat coughed up? It’s the Welsh delicacy known as laverbread, which, to further confuse things, has nothing to do with bread. It’s actually a boiled and pureed seaweed which is apparently high vegetable protein, iodine and iron. It is sometimes seasoned up with bacon or oats and formed into patties, but is often served as gelatinous mush. Don’t be scared to try this one, though, especially if you’re a fan of Japanese nori which is also made of seaweed.