7 Most Unusual Desserts From Around The World
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Desserts are usually served as snacks or as the last course of a dinner. They are sweet dishes. It is often created using sugar, flour, eggs, butter, and flavourings. It can be served with ice cream, cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries. Desserts can be consumed on their own or in combination with other meals like fruit, coffee, or tea.

Depending on the recipe and the cook's competence, desserts can be made simply or intricately. Certain desserts may be made with just a few basic ingredients and steps, while others can require sophisticated methods and specialised tools. Desserts can be made vegan, gluten-free, or low-sugar to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements and tastes.

Desserts can have social and cultural importance in addition to being a delectable pleasure. They are a means of expressing thanks, hospitality, and affection and are connected to festivals, celebrations, or unique occurrences. For cooks and food fans, desserts also serve as a creative and inspirational source as they experiment with flavours and methods to produce one-of-a-kind and unforgettable sweets.

Here are seven lesser-known desserts from across the world for you to try:

Makos Teszta

First of all, it's helpful to know that poppy seeds are known in Hungarian as "makos." Makowki, often referred to as Makos Guba, is a sweet dish made with bread and poppy seeds. Everything is going OK so far. That's where Makos Teszta enters the picture; this variation uses pasta in place of bread. Because of this, it's common to see a platter full of cooked tagliatelle in Hungary, generously garnished with poppy seeds and sugar.

This strange dessert dish is simple enough to make at home, as it only calls for melted butter to be used as a pasta dressing. It may not look very appetising but don't judge it until you taste it. The buttery pasta pairs surprisingly nicely with the sugar-sprinkled poppy seeds.

Veriohukainen/blodplättar (Blood Pancakes)

They may easily pass for chocolate pancakes based on their innocent appearance. But instead of cream and chocolate, they're composed of whipped blood. Pig blood and milk are two of Veriohukainen's primary components. They are occasionally served with lingonberry jam, bacon, or reindeer meat. Although it's not as common as it once was, you may still get the meal at select shops and eateries, especially in Sweden and Finland.

Tavuk Gogsu

One of the most popular Turkish desserts among the Ottoman Empire's ruling elites was tavuk gogsu. To make milk pudding, combine milk, sugar, cinnamon, and rice flour. This probably seems quite typical at this point. The unique aspect of Tavuk Gogsu is the addition of finely shredded chicken breast to the pudding. The name literally means "chicken breast" when translated into English.

Although the pudding has a lot of nutrition from the white chicken breast flesh, there isn't any overt chicken taste left. In Turkey, tavuk gogsu is still a beloved afternoon snack that's typically enjoyed with a cup of Turkish coffee or tea. It is unquestionably an experience you should have if you are ever visiting the nation.

The Golden Opulence Sundae

Guinness World Records recognised this unusual dish as the priciest in the world in 2007. It's being offered at the New York City eatery, Serendipity 3. You must notify the staff of your intention to order it at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled visit to the restaurant. This is a result of the need to import ingredients from various locations throughout the globe.

Madagascar vanilla, Italian chocolate syrup, exotic fruit, chocolate manufactured from cocoa cultivated along the Caribbean coast, chocolate truffles, edible gold flakes, and a number of other unique ingredients are included. The dessert is served with a dish of Grand Passion Caviar, as if that weren't enough.


A popular Southeast Asian treat called cendol is really vegan, despite its appearance as a bowl of green worms fit for Halloween. Cendol, which is made of green rice flour jelly, coconut milk, and palm sugar syrup, is usually served in a tall glass or bowl with layers of toppings like yellow mung beans, red azuki beans, jackfruit, and durian.

The distinct texture combination of cendol is attributed to these toppings. This classic—though peculiar-looking—dessert combines crunchy ice, creamy coconut milk, and tender green jelly.


Not only is rice a staple food for a meal in the Philippines but it's also used to make desserts like champorado. When the rice is boiled and combined with cocoa powder, it resembles chocolate porridge. Usually, milk and sugar are used to further soften and sweeten it. Does that not sound all that strange? You should be aware, too, that salty dried fish is frequently served with champorado.

Chocolate-Covered Crickets

Not only is eating insects strange, but some individuals even combine them with chocolate. The majority of places to find this unusual treat are in Thailand. When you initially see them, you might think they're just weirdly shaped chocolates in the shape of bugs, but that's not the case. These are actual insects. As a true treat, made with genuine chocolate.