Zimmern may not like these common foods, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to his adventurous eating habits. Zimmern will scarf down just about anything. But even on the bizarre end of the spectrum, he has limits. He’ll come clean about the dishes he’s not too wild about, even on his show, but he’ll still manage to take a bite. When in Iceland, Zimmern was faced with a questionable dish that “really stank up the place,” according to The Travel.
This Icelandic specialty was fermented shark meat, known as hakarl. He survived the bite long enough to exclaim that it was one of the grossest things he had ever eaten. Whereas in Thailand, he couldn’t keep it as cool. Zimmern was handed grilled bamboo rat on a skewer. He planned on chowing down until the scent was far too much to handle.
It’s a shame the adventurous Zimmern will never truly enjoy a walnut brownie or a spoonful of raw cookie dough, but he can leave that for the rest of us and enjoy his bizarre foods.