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2022-06-25 7:56:41 PM  
Or, "Should I eat that raw or deep fried?"
 
2022-06-25 9:05:24 PM  
Crustaceans are basically aquatic insects and no one complains about eating those.

Unless you have shellfish allergies.

But yeah, insects provide a very readily available high quality protein, so it's only a matter of time before they start being more prevalent in mainstream diets.
 
2022-06-25 9:36:03 PM  
No thank you.
 
2022-06-25 10:03:28 PM  
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2022-06-25 10:19:54 PM  
Don't know about Japan, but a famous Chinese saying: "If it's spine faces Heaven, you can eat it."
 
2022-06-26 1:47:39 AM  
When we're no longer able to sustain cows because of global warming, these little insect mills producing insect powder will be the next big thing.
 
2022-06-26 1:49:44 AM  
That line is basically universal among cultures, though it only comes up during time of food insecurity. Hence series showcasing odd-to-us foods from around the world.

One of my favorite lines about bugs is that they taste like what they themselves eat, followed by a thoughtful "these taste... barnyardy."
 
2022-06-26 2:21:14 AM  
Look, I'm one of Japan's biggest defenders. I have to say no to this.
 
2022-06-26 2:53:53 AM  

gopher321: Don't know about Japan, but a famous Chinese saying: "If it's spine faces Heaven, you can eat it."


*does not apply during cultural revolutions
 
2022-06-26 6:30:25 AM  
Is the box art a woman screaming because a wasp stung inside her mouth?
 
2022-06-26 6:46:19 AM  
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2022-06-26 6:47:08 AM  
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2022-06-26 10:16:08 AM  

BolloxReader: That line is basically universal among cultures, though it only comes up during time of food insecurity. Hence series showcasing odd-to-us foods from around the world.

One of my favorite lines about bugs is that they taste like what they themselves eat, followed by a thoughtful "these taste... barnyardy."


Exactly. The French basically Jedi'd everyone into thinking snails were fancy because they're drowned in butter.
 
2022-06-26 10:51:42 AM  
Everything on this earth has been eaten by some hungry person somewhere, and hungry people have not been scarce in human history. Every culture has looked at stuff eaten by their neighbors and declared it as unfit to eat. My mother was disgusted by the idea of cheeseburgers since they contain milchidike and fleishidike elements. I remember when we mocked the Japanese for eating raw fish, and now there are five sushi places in Cedar Rapids, IA.
 
2022-06-26 11:31:22 AM  

markie_farkie: Crustaceans are basically aquatic insects and no one complains about eating those.

Unless you have shellfish allergies.

But yeah, insects provide a very readily available high quality protein, so it's only a matter of time before they start being more prevalent in mainstream diets.


There were 2 varieties of crickets for sale at my local 7-11 , in SoCal by the registers the other day. I think one was spicy and the other Sea salted. I'll try and snap a pic today.
 
2022-06-26 11:54:52 AM  

alienated: markie_farkie: Crustaceans are basically aquatic insects and no one complains about eating those.

Unless you have shellfish allergies.

But yeah, insects provide a very readily available high quality protein, so it's only a matter of time before they start being more prevalent in mainstream diets.

There were 2 varieties of crickets for sale at my local 7-11 , in SoCal by the registers the other day. I think one was spicy and the other Sea salted. I'll try and snap a pic today.


The local Hy-Vee (grocery story) here in Kansas sells crickets. A BBQ flavor and a plain salted one. The BBQ flavored ones were fine. I think the BBQ flavoring powder was lacking the smoky, tangy flavor I expect from BBQ sauce. The plain salted ones were the best. Nutty with a vaguely shrimpy taste.

The worst insect that I've eaten were canned silkworm pupae. Everything about them was terrible.
 
2022-06-26 1:32:14 PM  
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2022-06-26 2:52:20 PM  

alienated: There were 2 varieties of crickets for sale at my local 7-11 , in SoCal by the registers the other day. I think one was spicy and the other Sea salted. I'll try and snap a pic today.


eyeq360: The local Hy-Vee (grocery story) here in Kansas sells crickets. A BBQ flavor and a plain salted one. The BBQ flavored ones were fine. I think the BBQ flavoring powder was lacking the smoky, tangy flavor I expect from BBQ sauce. The plain salted ones were the best. Nutty with a vaguely shrimpy taste.

The worst insect that I've eaten were canned silkworm pupae. Everything about them was terrible.


man! I'll have to keep an eye out at the local supermarche, but I am not hopeful.

which is still fine, 'cos earlier this year kyuzokai generously gifted me canned fried crickets in a sort of teriyaki/bbq sauce, and wow are they ever crunchtastically tasty!

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2022-06-26 5:03:50 PM  

tintar: which is still fine, 'cos earlier this year kyuzokai generously gifted me canned fried crickets in a sort of teriyaki/bbq sauce, and wow are they ever crunchtastically tasty!

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/also still waiting on deep fried giant leafcutter ants to go retail in 'Murica


Don't they get kinda soggy, canned like that?  I think the crunch is the best part of crickets, like potato chips, but proteiny.
 
2022-06-26 5:23:06 PM  

algman: tintar: which is still fine, 'cos earlier this year kyuzokai generously gifted me canned fried crickets in a sort of teriyaki/bbq sauce, and wow are they ever crunchtastically tasty!

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/also still waiting on deep fried giant leafcutter ants to go retail in 'Murica

Don't they get kinda soggy, canned like that?  I think the crunch is the best part of crickets, like potato chips, but proteiny.


you'd think so, right? it wasn't quite as crunchy as the beloved deep fried shrimp heads what come with ama-ebi sushi, nor deep fried soft shelled crab, but it was still pretty darn crispetty! go fig.
 
2022-06-26 6:37:25 PM  
I was wrong about the flavours.
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2022-06-26 6:39:23 PM  
The mobile site gets worse every day
 
2022-06-26 6:49:22 PM  

alienated: The mobile site gets worse every day


right?

man, now I want the sour cream & onion ones. who'm I kidding, I want all of those lol!
 
2022-06-26 8:26:52 PM  

tintar: alienated: The mobile site gets worse every day

right?

man, now I want the sour cream & onion ones. who'm I kidding, I want all of those lol!


I'll have to check postal regs but they're not heavy .
 
2022-06-26 8:27:35 PM  

tintar: alienated: There were 2 varieties of crickets for sale at my local 7-11 , in SoCal by the registers the other day. I think one was spicy and the other Sea salted. I'll try and snap a pic today.

eyeq360: The local Hy-Vee (grocery story) here in Kansas sells crickets. A BBQ flavor and a plain salted one. The BBQ flavored ones were fine. I think the BBQ flavoring powder was lacking the smoky, tangy flavor I expect from BBQ sauce. The plain salted ones were the best. Nutty with a vaguely shrimpy taste.

The worst insect that I've eaten were canned silkworm pupae. Everything about them was terrible.

man! I'll have to keep an eye out at the local supermarche, but I am not hopeful.

which is still fine, 'cos earlier this year kyuzokai generously gifted me canned fried crickets in a sort of teriyaki/bbq sauce, and wow are they ever crunchtastically tasty!

[Fark user image 850x637]
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/also still waiting on deep fried giant leafcutter ants to go retail in 'Murica


Ack! I am really not ready for this to become a regular thing. I'll try one or more of these at least once, but yuk. I'd rather eat fermented cow secretions on ground up and then baked grass fetus flesh. That's metal enough for me.
 
2022-06-26 10:44:10 PM  

alienated: tintar: alienated: The mobile site gets worse every day

right?

man, now I want the sour cream & onion ones. who'm I kidding, I want all of those lol!

I'll have to check postal regs but they're not heavy .


hmmm... I am totally down for a swap. do you like tea? fish eggs? mustard? fancy soy sauce? ferrero rocher?

/no, not all at the same time
 
2022-06-26 11:30:28 PM  

tintar: algman: tintar: which is still fine, 'cos earlier this year kyuzokai generously gifted me canned fried crickets in a sort of teriyaki/bbq sauce, and wow are they ever crunchtastically tasty!

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/also still waiting on deep fried giant leafcutter ants to go retail in 'Murica

Don't they get kinda soggy, canned like that?  I think the crunch is the best part of crickets, like potato chips, but proteiny.

you'd think so, right? it wasn't quite as crunchy as the beloved deep fried shrimp heads what come with ama-ebi sushi, nor deep fried soft shelled crab, but it was still pretty darn crispetty! go fig.


Shrimp heads? Roly-poly shrimp heads?

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