This Swedish delicacy, made of Baltic sea herring that has been fermented for about six months, is often considered to be the smelliest food in the world.
The stench is definitely overpowering – so be sure to heed expert advice and open a can of it outdoors if you’re ever tempted to give it a try. If you’re keen for a giggle, just Google “Surströmming videos” to watch people all over the world try the dish for the first time.
2. Stinky tofu
This traditional Taiwanese street snack is made of tofu that’s been sitting in a mixture of fermented milk, meat and vegetables.
It can be fried, grilled or cooked in a stew.
Experts have said the smellier the better, although that’s probably not advisable for novice eaters
Anthony Bourdain has described Hákarl, a traditional Icelandic/Viking food, as one of the worst things he’s ever eaten.
It is Greenland shark that has been left to rot and ferment in a sand pit for up to five months, then hung to dry for a few months more.
It’s definitely an acquired taste, although we’re not quite sure why anyone would want to acquire it.