Ever got the feeling that as much as you love your regular takeaway, you really need to try something a little different? Something with a little more excitement? Well, for all those who haven't used hungryhouse to discover something different in their area, here's our mini guide to some of the more extreme options out there.
Which country do you think the hottest chilli is from; Mexico, India, Thailand? Well think again, because the hottest chilli was actually grown in Australia! The Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" chilli measured a whopping 1,463,700 on the scoville scale (the measure of spiciness) - compare this to Tabasco sauce which weighs in at a measly 5,000, and we're talking one hot bite!
A scientific study carried out at Bedfordshire university in 2004 found Vieux Boulogne, a soft cheese from northern France, to be the world's smelliest. This was even smellier then 'Epsoisses de Bourgogne', a cheese so smelly that it is actually banned from public transport in France! If you're planning to try some, clothes pegs are recommended...
Yep, you read it correctly. People actually do eat foods which are life-threatening, and the most dangerous is the Fugu fish. A traditional Japanese delicacy, the Fugu fish contains lethal amounts of poison in it's organs,specifically it's liver and ovaries. If prepared incorrectly it can be deadly! Hmm, on second thoughts, maybe we'll just go for the California rolls.
Most Expensive You're thinking of caviar right? Well actually, the worlds most expensive food is a fungus. Or to be precise, truffles. The associated press reports that a real estate investor and his wife from Hong Kong have paid $160,406 (USD) for a gigantic Italian White Alba truffle, which is reportedly the worlds most expensive ever. This monster weighs in at 1.51kg (3.3lbs).
So there you have it; the molten hot, the disgustingly smelly, the potentially deadly, and the horrendously expensive... Maybe I'm biased but I think I'm going to stick with takeaway this weekend!