Weird and wonderful food from around the world – Cuy

Continuing our weird food series here is our latest treat for you all, or maybe not!

Cuy, also known as guinea pigs, that’s right you heard correctly. The cute and furry animal we often keep as pets is a local delicacy in Peru! From high end restaurants to street carts selling guinea pigs on sticks, this animal sure is popular as a snack food– Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year!

Would you try it? Please leave us a comment below

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Weird and wonderful food from around the world – Fried Tarantula

Continuing our weird food series here is our latest treat for you all, or maybe not!

These eight legged, crispy spiders are a tasty treat in Cambodia, with hundreds of deep fried spiders being sold as snacks. The tarantulas are fried whole – legs, fangs, eyes and all. The black arachnids are found locally in the nearby jungle and only cost a few cents to buy.

Is it something you would try or have tried?

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Competition terms and conditions

All competitions from Y4Food have the following terms and conditions associated with them:

Terms & Conditions of Entry

  1. Open to UK residents aged 18 or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. 
  2. By participating in this competition, you agree to release, discharge and hold us harmless from any, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from your participation in this competition
  3. Responsibility is not accepted for damage or loss of prize. 
  4. Prize will be dispatched via recorded delivery for proof of receipt. 
  5. The winners will be notified by email within 10 days of the closing date. The winners must claim their prize within 60 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the promotion rules. 
  6. The winners may be required to participate in publicity arising from this promotion. 
  7. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, and, by entering, entrants agree and understand that Facebook cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for or in connection with this promotion. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. 
  8. These terms and conditions and any issues or disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions (whether such disputes or issues are contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, for breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Entrants hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any such dispute or issues. 
  9. The promoter may add or change to these terms and conditions. It is the responsibility of the entrant to monitor this.
  10. Competition entry is only valid to entrants who maintain their “like” status up to the competition end date. “un-liking” this page will forfeit your competition entry

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Win £10 Amazon voucher by becoming the Y4Food Top Fan of the month

y4FoodWe have just implemented the Top Fans application onto our page. Each month we will award a £10 Amazon voucher to the fan who is at position one for that month.

We have no control how the winner is chosen so we thought we would explain in detail what the application is and how it works. Based on user participation people are awarded points for likes, comments and posts.

How does the point system work?

Posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each. But don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation. Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points. Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn less points. And consistent activity over time is more valuable than repeatedly performing the same action, such as clicking the Like button on every post.

How many points did I just earn?

When you post or comment or Like while on Booshaka, we’ll let you know right away how many points you earned. But keep in mind that those points will keep growing if the community rallies around you! On the other hand, if your activities are repetitive or off topic, then they’ll be worth less overall.

Do I get points for posting directly to the Facebook page?

Of course! Although your score won’t be updated until the next day.

How often do you calculate the rankings?

The rankings for each page are calculated once a day. The rankings reset at the end of each month. So you can always climb to the top!

So what are you waiting for. Start becoming an active member on our Facebook page and you could be the one who wins a £10 Amazon voucher. Remember every month  we will be giving one of these away to the top fan.

Please note: Top fans aims to be fair so we feel that everyone should have a chance of winning the £10 Amazon voucher. Therefore we have decided if you have won once and are top fan for the next month we will offer it to the fan in second place. This will prevent the same person winning every month.

Please feel free to comment on this post and share amongst your friends!

Don’t forget  to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our feed, and of course order takeaway online through Y4Food!

Weird and wonderful food from around the world – Scorpian Suckers

We all have a sweet tooth don’t we. But would you suck on this lollypop!

They have been around for years as novelty gifts, but these insect lollipops are actually eaten in southwest America and Mexico.

Once you’ve eaten the lollipop around the insect, the scorpian can then be eaten. Is this something you would try? Please leave a comment below. Better still why not share it with your friends and get their opinion.

Hope you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Video blog of the week: Fastest chicken serving guy in Ilford….

We thought we would share this video with you.  This guy is the fastest serving chicken guy in Ilford according to this video.  Look at the skill and finesse he uses to serve the chicken and the drinks to the customer.

Anyone seen this guy in Ilford and do you know which shop it is, we would love to know. Please do leave a comment below. Don’t forget enter code Y4SOCIAL10 at checkout and get 10% off your next takeaway from any of the Y4Food participating takeaways.

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Just an illusion….

Here is another new feature where we thought we would feature some of the world’s greatest illusions.  What do you think of this illusion.

Just an illusion Competition

Today we thought we would make the competition a little different and thought thinking.

The picture below is an illusion.  Hidden in the words is a face. Tell us where the face is and you get a £1 discount code on your next order from us.  Competition closes midnight tonight.  Please comment on the blog if you see the face and enter your email so we can email the code to you.  First 500 who comment will get £1 code emailed.

Good luck!


Cool Kitchen Gadgets.

This post will all be about the coolest kitchen gadgets that we can find. some might be hits while others may definitely be misses. We have picked some of our favourites so hope you enjoy the list we have come up with.  So, lets crack on with the coolest kitchen gadgets everyone must own or maybe not

Knife thrower knife block

This wooden knife block comes with 5 stainless steel razor sharp knives and each one is held safe in separate magnetic sheathes. That’s not all! The wooden board even rotates just to bring the circus-cum-ringmaster mood! 

We hope you find this blog interesting and funny. Please feel free to comment on the blog below and subscribe to our feed, follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. You don’t want to miss anything from our blog now do you!

Takeaway food glossary


Welcome to our Y4Food glossary of food terms. We all love a good takeaway be it Chinese, Indian, Italian or Thai. However, do you know what ‘amchoor’ is or what ‘korma’ means. Perhaps you want to try a ‘Szechuan’ dish but are not sure what it is. Don’t worry our glossary is an easy to understand glossary which should help you find out just what everything means.  If you would like to see something included into the glossary, please do leave a comment below.


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This is the name given to a potato. Potatoes are used in a variety of vegetarian Indian dishes

A Thai dish which is a mixture of vegetables or meats topped with sauce.

A mixture of pickles used as an accompaniment to Indian curry dishes

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Translated this means bucket. It is used to describe British Indian curries.

You will see the term ‘bhuna curry’ on an Indian takeaway menu. Bhuna actually refers to stir fried dishes.

These are deep fried balls of onion and batter made form gram flour which is derived from chana dhal. The name can be a little confusing because restaurants use the term “bhaji” both for the deep fried onion sort and for various dishes e.g. bhindi bhaji, brinjal bhaji, which are vegetables cooked in a little curry sauce.

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