Baak Bpet Tod – Fried Duck Beaks
Thai people take the concept of not wasting food quite literally. Every part of a duck, including the beak, is being eaten here.
The beaks are marinated with soy sauce before being fried or grilled and served with a spicy dipping sauce. Every bite and chew of duck beak encompasses an entire range of textures. Some bits are soft while others are outrageously chewy; some are boney and other bits feel like a cross between cartilage and jelly.
Challenge yourself, and you might find that this strange dish is actually very yummy and crunchy!
(Image source: Eating Thai food)