Advice 1: How to describe the dish

Lately decent restaurants are increasingly included in the menu description of the dishes than they deserve extra respect from its visitors. To elaborate on the taste quality and presentation of a dish as a welcome not always easy.
How to describe the dish
Describe the dish succinctly, without going into too much detail. Guests do not need to get tired of ten lines talking about one single dish. Your task is to help the visitor to see as much as possible your suggestions and choose what is more suitable for him.
Focus on the ingredients. Especially this point is important for those dishes which includes exotic and rare products imported from abroad and famous for all over the world. Specify the country from where you obtained the ingredients.
Tell us about the way of cooking. The client will be interested to penetrate into the Holy of holies of the restaurant and look over the shoulder of the chef. Specify the method that was used in the manufacture of food, mark it unique advantages for this product (retention of nutrients, sealing juice on the inside and so on).
Share your unique offers. Bread, using flour from France or eggs brought from the farm owned by the restaurant - all this will elevate the status of your restaurant in visitors ' eyes.
Don't neglect the adjectives. Use as many words as possible, unobtrusive advertising dish (exquisite, delicate, thin, rich, spicy, rich, etc.).
Focus on the combination of foods included in the meals. You can, for example, to specify the country in which it was first invented.
Teach your waiters to communicate with customers. If asked to recommend a dish, he should not have called one or two at random and say they are just delicious. The description of the dish by the mouth of the staff is of great importance, it should be unobtrusive advertising, and a reason to return to your establishment.
It is not necessary to use words with strong emotional overtones. Gorgeous, amazing, amazing - they all sound overly promotional.
Useful advice
Do not specify the number of calories and use food for health. This approach is effective in restaurants that promote healthy eating. In other cases, it will only hurt the client to enjoy your favorite treats and feel yourself comfortable.

Advice 2: The worst dishes of the world

Gastronomic delights of some countries can seem not only strange, but even creepy, if not look at local delicacies from the point of view of human universality. So if you're squeamish or conservative views on food, it is not necessary to meet these culinary horrors.
The strangest food in the world

Indonesian soup flying foxes

This soup will get not only the bird flying foxes, the meat of which is not has a pronounced taste, but also her wings, fur, claws and fangs.

Century-old eggs

In Thailand and China, local residents and the brave foreigners love to eat the hundred years chicken eggs. For the preparation of such strange dishes eggs directly in the skin immersed in a mixture of lime, salt and ash, and tightly closed with capacity for up to 4 months. Protein and the yolk becomes like jelly and darken to brown and green shades, emitting a strong aroma of ammonia.

Korean favorite snack of beondegi

Pupae of the silkworm are boiled or simmered with spices and served with sauce. Woody taste of this delicacy, many Koreans also compared with rubber.

A true Northern delicacy – MACtac

The people of Canada, Greenland and Chukotka often suffer from lack of vitamins C and D. Therefore, the Inuit and Eskimos have learned to freeze the skin and subcutaneous fat of the Beluga whales, sometimes fried them in breadcrumbs. However, most often MACtac eaten raw.

The bird's nest soup

Expensive and terrible at the same time a dish of Swifts ' nests-the so-called salanganes gourmets will cost a tidy sum. The nests themselves consist of dried bird saliva, so the soup is very similar to jelly.

Mexican huitlacoche

This is a terrible dish is produced by fungus that affects corn on the cob. The spores grow very fast and eventually healthy grains begin to resemble in appearance the truffle. They are allowed in many local dishes, calling huitlacoche a national delicacy.

Extreme Japanese dessert – cookies.

Quite a modern dish that will impress all fans of animal protein. Crispy wafers made from rice flour generously seasoned with boiled wild wasps.

Sannakji – life snack

In Korean restaurants try to offer quite a terrible dish called sannakji. This popular snack is prepared from the twitching tentacles of a live octopus, generously seasoning it with vegetable oil.

Mexican escamoles

Raw and fried eggs of giant black ants, seasoned with chili and guacamole sauce, often served with tacos. It's a strange dish, in the opinion of Mexicans, not only delicious, but also useful. Due to the fact that eggs are difficult to obtain, escamoles is quite expensive.

Drunken shrimp

Before serving live shrimp pour strong alcohol. Because of this, they almost cease to move and do not resist during a cleaning of his shell.

Latin kui

In Peru, Ecuador and Colombia are very fond of fry or simmer the entire carcass Guinea pigs, feeding them on large platter with vegetables. The taste reminds kui tender and juicy rabbit meat.

Stinking head

The Eskimos in Alaska, traditionally cooked the famous dish "Tepa", which consists of the rotten head of the fish. This delicacy is perceived by local residents rather as the best way to get nutrients from whole prey. After the catch of salmon heads, and sometimes their entrails placed in large wooden barrels for several weeks buried under the ground. The resulting dish is eaten raw, oblivious to the horrible scent.

Blood and milk

African tribes Maasai during drought fill your water balance on cow's milk mixed with animal blood. The cow is not killed for meat, as it is quite valuable. Masai doing a little bloodletting, incapable of much harm livestock.

Bloody pancakes

Scandinavian cooks bake pancakes in a special way, adding to the dough instead of milk blood. This strange dish is served with venison or pork and more like a blood sausage than usual rosy dessert.

The haukeli — legacy of the Vikings

One of the strangest Icelandic dishes haukal made from the meat of sharks. However, due to the large amount of urea in fresh to eat this kind of fish is impossible. So the Vikings put cut meat in a pit and covered with stones that the animals are not dug up the prey. For several months all the urea out of rotten meat. Then it is dried in the open air for a few months, while the aroma of rotten fish do not leave this dish then.

Eye tuna

The Japanese love to prepare sushi braised or roasted eye tuna, which can also be found in the supermarket. Many argue that the taste and texture of this delicacy reminds of an octopus with a rubber skin and soft fatty tissue.

Blood tofu

The people of China and Hong Kong like to add in your meals such a strange product, as blood tofu. It is prepared from pork or duck coagulated blood. The dish is cooked to a state of jelly, cut into pieces and add to the local soups and vegetable stews.

African caterpillars of mopani

Bright caterpillar mopane was announced as the yummiest and most are edible, providing local residents a free source of protein. Fried caterpillars and boiled, pre-drying them in the sun.


Shiokara is one of the most peculiar dishes that you can find in Japan. It's made from squid or other seafood, marinated in its own juices along with entrails. The dish is sealed and kept in the marinade for at least a month before you get on the table Japanese gourmet.

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