Percebes, also called goose neck barnacles, are a shellfish with a long, soft body like the neck of a goose, hard shells at the top, and a ‘foot’ at the bottom that attaches them to rocks. They only grow on rocks exposed to heavy surf, and only grow in several parts of the world. They are highly sought after as a rare delicacy, savoured for their lovely texture and flavour which is somewhat like crab or lobster.
Why would anyone eat something that looks like this? From what I read, it’s quite popular amongst Hard-core Foodies in Spain. And I thought only Japanese people ate weird crap from the ocean.