9 Weird Food Combinations From Around the World

Peanut Butter and Pickles (United States)

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Fried Chicken and Ice Cream (South Korea)

This unconventional pairing involves enjoying crispy fried chicken alongside a scoop of soft-serve ice cream. The combination of hot and cold, sweet and savory, is surprisingly delicious.

Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar (Italy)

A popular Italian combination, fresh strawberries are drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar enhances the sweetness of the berries.

Banana and Mayonnaise Sandwich (United Kingdom)

Sliced bananas are placed between two slices of bread with a generous spread of mayonnaise. It may sound odd, but the creaminess of the mayo complements the sweetness of the banana.

Spaghetti and Ketchup (Philippines)

In the Philippines, it's not uncommon to see spaghetti served with a sweet tomato-based sauce that includes ketchup. This twist on traditional spaghetti is a favorite among locals.

French Fries and Soft Serve (Belgium)

This combination involves dipping hot, crispy French fries into a creamy soft-serve ice cream. The salty and savory fries paired with the sweet ice cream create a delightful contrast.

Cheese and Honey (Spain)

A popular Spanish treat, pairing different types of cheese, such as Manchego or Cabrales, with a drizzle of honey. The combination of salty cheese and sweet honey is a winning combination.

Durian and Sticky Rice (Thailand)

In Thailand, durian, a notoriously pungent fruit, is often enjoyed with sticky rice. The creamy and custard-like durian is balanced by the sticky rice's neutral flavor.