Top 10 funny food names which will leave you hungry

There are lots of food out there, be it on the streets or in restaurants. The food industry is one of the most lucrative business next to the stock market. Because of that, people think of very innovative, weird and funny food names, to use as a marketing strategy to attract more customers. Most of these food names, I am convinced, you must have never heard of or eaten before.

But what happens when you hear unexpectedly funny food names, it incites you to go have a bite of it just out of curiosity and hunger. Sometimes the most simple food have very threateningly complex and funny names, which makes us confused on what we are gonna eat. Why not choose something simple? Let us discover some of the funny food names that we have selected for you and I do hope that after reading this post, you will become a foodie expert.

1. Coddled Eggs

Does these eggs like cuddles?

I am not sure how to answer that, but in cooking, coddled eggs are eggs that are gently or lightly cooked in water just below boiling temperature in or out of the shell or other container. They can be partially cooked, mostly cooked, or hardly cooked at all.

2. Bubble & Squeak

Pop a Bubble? Or Squeak like a mouse?

Whether you want a bubble or a squeak, this food has a very original name. This food recipe originates from the United Kingdom and loved by all Brits. It is believed that the name comes from the fact that food bubbles up and squeaks while over the fire.

It is a traditional British breakfast dish made from potatoes and cabbage. In modern times, it is a dish made with the shallow-fried Sunday leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. The main ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, sprouts, or any other leftover vegetables may be added.

3. Witchetty Grub

Food for the Witches?

The name can be quite misleading – it’s almost as if it is food for witches. And if you google image “Grub”, you will be more convinced that this definitely looks like something witches would eat.

This Aussie food comes from the Indigenous Australians — and it’s the larva of a moth — a moth that feeds on the Witchetty bush. It’s a super protein-packed treat that can be eaten raw or cooked. It takes on a sort of almond-y or chicken taste, depending on how it is eaten. The name comes from “witjuri,” given by the Adnyamathanha people of Australia.

4. Clootie Dumpling

Dumplings? Clots? Did I hear right?

Beware! We are not talking about cow dumplings here. In fact, Clootie refers to a ‘piece of cloth, rag or leather’. You can think of it as a strip of fabric which holds within it a “dumpling,” which is actually a dessert pudding made of sweet stuff, like dough, dried fruits, and sugar. In my opinion, it looks more like a chocolate cake, but with a rather bizarre oval-looking shape.

5. Spotted Dick

Did I hear right?

Spotted dick is a British pudding, traditionally made with suet and dried fruit and often served with custard. Non-traditional variants include recipes that replace suet with other fats, or that include eggs to make something similar to a sponge pudding or cake.

The British have really bizarre ideas when it concerns naming their food dishes or desserts. I would not want to tell anyone if ever I have eaten a “Spotted Dick”. Just a little bit of history, in the late 19th century, “dick” was a dialectal term widely used for pudding.

6. Welsh Rabbit

Is that a Rabbit from Wales? No, it’s a dish!

Don’t you worry! There are no rabbits used in making this dish. It is a traditional Welsh dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices of toasted bread or served in a chafing dish like a fondue. The names of the dish originate from 18th-century Britain.

They have even changed the name to “Welsh Rarebit” nowadays – probably because people have been asking too much whether there are rabbits in the dish.

7. Bangers And Mash

Sounds like a cool music band!

We are not waiting to hear some music here. Actually, ‘Bangers’ are sausages and ‘Mash’ is all about potato mash. So basically, this dish is simply a potato and mash food recipe. It is also a British dish and may consist of one of a variety of flavoured sausages made of chicken, lamb, or beef. The dish is sometimes served with onion gravy, fried onions, or peas.

8. Century Eggs

Eggs which are 100 years old.

Yeah you heard it right! These eggs are not exactly 100 years old but have been preserved for a few months in clay and ash and go past the rotten stage. Just imagine the smell before you even try to eat it. This is a very famous dish among the Chinese people.

9. Stinking Bishop

You can smell it from far away

Anyone who’s been within smelling distance of this particular cheese understands the first part of its name: The wheels are said to have an odor that brings to mind dirty socks and wet towels. But the second half is purely coincidental. It’s actually derived from Stinking Bishop pears, whose juice the cheese is immersed in. The pears got their name from their farmer, Mr. Bishop.

10. Devils on Horseback

A tasty treat with an ominous-sounding name, devils on horseback are prunes or dates stuffed with chutney and wrapped in bacon. The name is thought to have been inspired by its contrast to angels on horseback, which are oysters—whose curled edges resemble wings––wrapped in bacon.


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