Sunday, April 30, 2006

the art of bug eating

or entomophagy. had lunch at a Yunnan restaurant at East 3rd Ring Rd, Yunnan Yinxiang. tried their starter dish of deep-fried insects. decided to try bee pupa and bamboo worm (actually a moth caterpillar). they also have dragon-fly nymphs and grasshoppers. there was actually nothing squeamish about eating the bee pupa (above) and bamboo worms (below) since they were crispy and tasted like french fries. dipped in a mixture of chilli and cumin power, the crispy insects were delicious!this seemed to be a common feature of Southwest Chinese (Yunnan) and Northeast Thai cuisine. both have insects in the diet.


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