They may not know their falafels from their fajitas, but Brits do not back away when it comes to trying new foods abroad, a survey has found.

Once they have disembarked from their cheap flights to Bangkok and other exotic locations, British holidaymakers do not shy away from trying some of the adventurous dishes on offer, it has been discovered.

According to a poll undertaken by TripAdvisor, 77 per cent of Brits who are planning cheap holidays in Australia are hoping to sink their teeth into some kangaroo meat.

Meanwhile, 50 per cent of those who are going to Cambodia are willing to give snake a try, while 40 per cent would not turn their noses up at one of Peru’s most famous gastronomical delights – cooked guinea pig.

However, when it comes to being clued-up on exactly what they are eating, Brits fall slightly flat, the research found. For example, one quarter of respondents thought that falafel is fried pastry filled with meat.

One of the world’s best markets for travellers with steely stomachs could be Beijing’s Wangfujing Night Food Market – which serves up all manner of unusual items, including scorpions on sticks and deep fried seahorses.

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