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Taylor Shellfish's Shiso Geoduck sourced from the south sound and is sliced two ways with shiso oil, kaiware sprouts, lemon zest, red pepper and sea salt. (Photo: Courtesy Taylor Shellfish)

5 of the weirdest dishes in Seattle (in a good way)

Feeling adventurous? Then have we got the list for you. For the bold ones out there that will try anything once, here are five distinctly unique flavors to tantalize those tastebuds of yours. From crunchy and savory to sweet and creamy, here are five dishes that are sure to hit all the flavor bases.

Shiso Geoduck at Taylor Shellfish Farms
A little different than your run of the mill sushi, Taylor Shellfish Farms dishes up a unique take on a classic. Taylor Shellfish's Shiso Geoduck sourced from the south sound and is sliced two ways with shiso oil, kaiware sprouts, lemon zest, red pepper and sea salt. The dish is super tasty, but we're going to go ahead and make a light suggestion to maybe do yourself a favor and not Google what geoduck looks like before diving in.

Balut at Nue
For those of you uninitiated, balut is essentially a developed duck egg. Originating from the Philippines as a popular street food, balut is also served in parts of Laos, Vietrnam, Thailand and more. Seasoned with assorted herbs, salt, pepper and lime juice; you'll be happy to know this dish is totally gluten free. If you're looking for a new culinary experience, this dish is 100 percent the way to go.

Chapulines at Poquitos
Are you in the market for a crispy, crunchy, savory snack? Poquitos has you covered. Grasshopper toasted in chili lime salt, chapulines are a relatively accessible way to ease into the world of bug eating. Drop in to Poquitos around happy hour (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday) to try the toasty treat for just three bucks. Fun fact: Safeco Field offers these buggy treats for your gamete enjoyment.

Seattle Dog
Try ordering a hot dog with cream cheese anywhere but Seattle and you'll more likely than not get a funny look in response. Sure, it sounds weird, but ask anyone who knows - this combo is an unmesswithable one and definitely possesses restorative powers for those long Saturday night bar crawls. The caramelized onions that grace the buns of a Seattle dog is the thing of food dreams.

Salty Caramel Ash Ice Cream at Frankie and Jo's
If you've grown tired of plan ole vanilla, might we suggest Frankie and Jo's salty caramel and ash? Made with moon goo (dry burned activated charcoal caramel sauce) and sprouted cashes milk, coconut oil, seal salt and more, this flavor is a must try if you love ice cream but want to try something a little different. What's more gram-able than dark gray ice cream? You tell us.

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