Food is so much more than sustenance. Curious foods from exotic cultures have always fascinated us. Unfamiliar foods can be delicious, or they can be more of an acquired taste. While cultural differences often separate us and create boundaries, food can also connect us. Sharing a meal is the best way to turn strangers into friends.
The evolutionary function of disgust is to help us avoid disease and unsafe food. Disgust is one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible. Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future?
The exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals?
- Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden.
- Cuy – roasted guinea pigs from Peru.
- Casu marzu – maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia
- Stinky tofu – pungent bean curd from China.
- Hákarl – well-aged shark from Iceland.
- Durian – infamously stinky fruit from Thailand.
Caroli city, Östergatan 12.
Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00
Recommended last entrance 17:00
Children under 16: three children enter for free per parent/guardian.
How to get there
Take a train to Malmö C, cross the channel and follow Adelgatan/Östergatan towards number 12, see the map. It’s a seven minute walk. We are located inside the Caroli shopping center. The best entrance is from Östergatan, next to Radisson Blu. You can also take any bus that stops at Malmö Caroli.
Do you visit us by car? Park in the Caroli garage, entrance from Kattsundsgatan. Once you enter the garage, take a right towards Radisson and take the elevator up to ground level. Our entrance is right across the elevator. Parking is free for 3 hours if you buy at least two tickets.
Kvarteret Caroli is only a seven-minute walk from Malmö central station, and there is plentiful parking in the area. We are just across the bridge from Copenhagen, and yes, Danes are also welcome.