Taiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: ShutterstockTaiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
Taiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: Shutterstock

Foods made of blood around the world: dishes, recipes and why people eat them, from the protein to the supposed sex boost

  • The Chinese eat duck blood ‘tofu’, Indians have a taste for stir-fried lamb’s blood and in Italy you can eat a dessert of chocolate and pig’s blood
  • Blood food recipes have been devised by Michelin-starred chefs in Europe for the ingredient’s high protein level and sweet and salty taste

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Taiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: ShutterstockTaiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
Taiwanese pig’s blood cakes, popular street food snacks served on a stick in local night markets, are just one example of the myriad ways blood is used in dishes around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
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