Nerd Taste of LA: Disgusting Food Museum Pop-Up

All over the world, food is an important part of culture and connection, that is passed down in society and family. The United States, and in particular Los Angeles, houses such a diverse assembly of people and through that, a diverse culinary representation. We are luckier then most.

That being said however, we have not truly accepted most of the cultures we share through our little villages of Downtown Los Angeles. We merely accept those that we don’t consider disgusting, or off putting. A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Special Entertainment Events, Inc. and Disgusting Food Museum of Sweden bring you a temporary pop-up museum and experience. The Los Angeles Disgusting Food Museum.

At the museum, they have a variety of items from around the world and shift the daily menu from these listed:

    Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden.
    Cuy – roasted guinea pigs from Peru.
    Stinky tofu – pungent bean curd from China.
    Hákarl – well-aged shark from Iceland.
    Durian – infamously stinky fruit from Thailand.
    Salt Licorice – salt covered licorice from Germany.
    Century Egg – preserving chicken quail eggs in clay for several months from China.
    3 Year Old Cheese – Denmark
    Su Callu – goat’s milk fermented in a dead baby goats stomach from Italy.
    Crickets & Worms

In part and parcel with the creators of the museum listing off their must disgusting eaten food, we who visited the museum will list our before and after most disgusting dishes consumed.

    Eric Bryan Seuthe II – Pickled Herring
    Matt Hinkley – Honeydew Melon

Now, after having gone to the museum, our answers have changed to….

    Eric Bryan Seuthe II – Hákarl – Fermented Shark
    Matt Hinkley – Honeydew Melon

As one of our staff commented, visiting this museum can help you check a lot of culinary boxes on your bucket list. I’d highly recommend going, and going multiple days, since the menu of tastings changes throughout the week. If you go back, you might get a chance to try items like Cuy, and Surströmming!

The location the Disgusting Food Museum is at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum on 900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. You can find out more on their website. The price for admission is $15 on weekdays, and $18 on weekends. Children 12 and younger are $10, but good luck getting them to eat anything.

Hours of Operation Are:
Wednesday – Friday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Saturday -Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm

Reminder though the event runs only until February 17th


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