Insects, have you ever tried to eat?

@ryanong (9695)
Vietnam
April 12, 2012 11:05pm CST
I used to read some news that talks about insects dishes in luxury restaurants or hotels, and it is very expensive. I thought, if i have a chance i will try to eat it. However, on the way going to Siem Reap, Cambodia by bus in my vacation last year, i had a chance to see insects dishes. Many women with baskets of fried insects and invite us to buy it. These insects dishes look nice in light-brown. Insects are crickets, black spiders. The sellers said that this black spider type is in Cambodia only, it is very delicious, fried crickets are too. However, i was not brave to try to eat it at all...so that i also don't know it is delicious or not. Mylotters, have you ever eaten insect dishes? How do you feel when eat it?
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@shrmanoj (384)
13 Apr 12
No, I don't like to eat any kind of insects and I never eat too. I found some insects items in a restaurant but I don't like to eat those items.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
hihihi, If you are not vegetarian, you may change your thinking of eating insects one day...^^
• United States
13 Apr 12
No way that is just gross! I would never eat any kind of insect!
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Why? you scare when see it then cant eat or what ?
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Apr 12
b ecause a l ot of us k now that most insects carry dieases. we exterminate them here in the US we do not eat disease carrying foods. I do not eat dirt or sh.i.t either so what?
• United States
14 Apr 12
It is so disgusting!! I would never eat any type of bug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
I haven't eaten an insect before but sure would like to try someday. They might be icky and disgusting but I know that they are clean and safe for eating. One day I am going to try eating worm rings in one of the tourist spots in our country. Probably the most exotic food I've eaten is fried frog.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
Eating worm rings? No, i scare worms and sure i won't eat it... However i am curious to see how worm rings look like? they look like a ring?
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
They are like onion rings. Worms covered with bread crumbs and seasoned with salt and pepper and fried to perfection. Sounds good to me. hehehehe
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
If worms covered with bread crumbs, i will try to eat one, but sure someone else helps me to make it before i put it into my mouth...lol. If if do cover worms with bread, i see worms, i can't eat.
• Canada
13 Apr 12
I don't know if I could eat insects... I like to think I would be open-minded enough to try but, when faced with the actual insects in front of me, I'm not sure I could LOL My daughter went to the insectarium near where we live and they were having an event at the time where you could taste insects... she tried grasshoppers, maggots and, I think, possibly ants or crickets. She is much more adventurous than I am -- and she has a much stronger stomach
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
Like you, I used to think i will try but when faced with it, I could not eat. Maggots, your daughter could eat it? she is so adventurous. Thinking of maggots, my body become cold already. I am very scary to see alive maggots. I think insect dishes are clean also, insects are cooked/fried as meat. I mean it may not cause your stomach problem...^^
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• Canada
13 Apr 12
My daughter is very adventurous, yes. She is a university student doing a double major in Anthropology and Psychology. Her goal is to become a Forensic Anthropologist. She isn't really afraid of anything that other people find "gross"... when they go into the labs at school, she wants to see and touch everything One of their recent lab tasks was to skin a mouse... to basically make what she called "a little mouse rug" I am terrified of mice and I could NOT even look at the skin which she brought home wanting to show me how she did! But coming back to your comment about that insects, yes, I believe many are perfectly safe to eat -- we just don't like the look of them but they wouldn't hurt us.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
15 Apr 12
She will become a Forensic Anthropologist soon, so that she could eat maggots. Not many gals can do like her, i think. We scare to eat insects because of seeing them directly, then I just have an idea, we can roll insects inside flour, bread or leaves and then fried it. Then we can eat it easily. However, if i am a person who do roll it in the covers, i may not eat it later because i know well that there are insects inside...:)
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
13 Apr 12
I am going to visit Cambodia soon and I have read about the fried spiders and I have also seen some pictures of them. When my husband and I had seen the pictures we joked about it and told eachother that we had to try that when we go to Cambodia, but I don't think that of us would really eat those spiders or other kinds of fried insects. I am willing to try other kinds of unusual kinds of food (or unusual seen from our own culture), but I am not sure that I would have to courage to eat fried insects.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
In cambodia, you can see back spider, crickets dishes. I hope your husband and you have courage to eat it and then you can tell us how you feel after eating insects dishes...^^
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
17 Apr 12
You guys will go to Cambodia soon then you can take a look at my pictures of insects dishes such as fried black spider, fried crickets that i took when i was in Cambodia in here. http://www.mylot.com/w/image/2561033.aspx http://www.mylot.com/w/image/2561060.aspx http://www.mylot.com/w/image/2561881.aspx
@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
17 Apr 12
I showed my husband the pictures. He said: "I am not going to eat that!" and I don't think that I can convince him to try I don't know about myself. I usually like to try to the local food when I visit another country, and I have read that the fried insects should be very delicious, but I am not sure that I would have the courage to eat them when when they are right in front of me.
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
I have not eaten any insect's dishes so far, though there are restaurants for that in my country but I don't know what particular place, but some people here have tried that they are quite really expensive though. And well cooked, prepared with very attractive food presentation. And some of my friends have an interest to try to eat insect's dishes, but I have no idea about me, I think I still have to think about it for now.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
if you eat in restaurants, insects dishes is quite expensive because it is not easy to catch insects also, I think. If you are a person who likes adventurous, you try to eat insects and then remember to tell me your feeling of that dish...lol.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 12
I am kind of adventurous but I don't think I'll be able to eat those insect's dishes forgive me but if I have no choice why not I would give it a try for sure and I will let you know exactly of how I feel after that :):):)
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
17 Apr 12
Dear lookatme_888567me, Dont worry, I totally understand...^^
@marguicha (94734)
• Chile
14 Apr 12
We don´t eat insects in my country and although I have tried many different kinds of food, I think I would not be happy eating insects. I know that they are a luxury in many places. I saw a gourmet restaurant on TV serving big, juicy, ants. I would pass.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
There are many type of food in my country, including insects dishes also. Normally insects dishes are expensive also. However i haven't tried it yet. I don't mind if someone eats insects in front of me, and then i can ask them how they feel about it...^^
@marguicha (94734)
• Chile
14 Apr 12
I suppose that it is a matter of culture. I love a lot of foods that would shock people from other places. I clearly remember that I was checking on a very good american cook book for hints on other ways to prepare octopus and the book called it "that hideous creature" I love snails and all sorts of seafood. I have eaten guinea pig and rabbits. Yummy to all of them. Maybe I´d try a fried insect, as long as it´s not roaches.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
15 Apr 12
You mean roaches can be eaten? I don't think so because their stink is so horrible.
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
I have not eatten insect. In my country, some insect is dishes in luxury reataurant too. Some insect is spiders, grasshopper and even scorpion. If i have chance, i will try to eat insect.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
I haven't seen a scorpion dish yet. Till now, I don't think i am brave enough to eat insects.
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• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
I hear that insect very good taste. LOL
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
17 Apr 12
Many guys who used to eat insects have a same comment like what you heard about insects dishes...^^
• Indonesia
14 Apr 12
iyaakk.. i never eat insect and i dont..but they say insect have a lot of nutrients.. and in china many hawker of insects
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Insects are small, so that its nutrient is smaller than the others type of meat, i think. Sometime, we like delicious dishes, not only because of much nutrients. many people who have a diet will really love insects dishes if it is very delicious and not fat at all...^^
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
13 Apr 12
No I couldn't. The exotic food menu isn't at all appealing to me. I couldn't get past the smell. I have seen people eat chocolate covered insects and other things but it still wouldn't be appealing for me. I'm too skeerd.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Grasshopper chocolate, ant chocolates...I wanna see how it looks and may try to eat it also if its smell is not bad and whole insects covered by chocolate already...:)
• United States
13 Apr 12
I've never purposely ate any insect, but i have heard that worms taste like chicken, but the thought of that makes it sounds darn right disgusting
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Worms taste looks like chicken? i am surprised to hear it. A cooker might put lemon leafs, ginger in worms dishes and then eaters will have a feeling that they are eating chicken meat because of lemon leafs and ginger's smell, i think...:)
@cupkitties (7175)
• United States
13 Apr 12
When I was a child someone brought me chocolate covered ants. I didn't even notice anything but the chocolate though. Nothing gross like bug guts or anything. Ants don't seem to me like they'd be so bad, but I wouldn't eat any other kind of bugs especially a roach or spider.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Ants covered by chocolate, i may try to eat it later. But i am not sure i will eat ant-chocolate much.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
13 Apr 12
I am vegetarian and not interested to eat insects. I feel irritation when heard the people eat any animal or insects. But various religion and different foods so we cant say anything for them.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Both you and Vidhyaprakash are vegetarians so that you guys don't eat insects too. I am not vegetarian , but i didn't tried to eat it when had a chance because i was scary at that time.
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• United States
13 Apr 12
I specifically have not eaten any insects/bugs.BUT in the mall here there is a store called earthbound which I LOVE,but my little girl does as well only because they have the crickets to eat.lol Last time we went she had the cheddar bacon flavored crickets..I can not put a bug of any sort in my mouth but mostly spiders.The store I like Also has suckers and stuff with scorpian's in it..Wonder if you eat those too.. I have seen on T.v some countries who have little hotdog like stand on the sides of the road selling different insects to eat.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
I think, children may not scare to eat insects, they are interested to enjoy that dishes also. We, adults people scare many things then the children, lol... Scorpions, i haven't seen them in real at all, so that i am curious how Scorpion dish looks like...for sure i wont try to eat Scorpion also...:)
@factorial (982)
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
Yes! I have eaten insect! Grasshoppers! Fried grasshoppers... Its delicious!
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
There are many type of insects dishes: crickets, back spiders (this dish is in cambodia), ants, maggots, worms, stink bugs,... You already eat fried grasshopper, I think you have courage to eat the others types also...^^
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
i havent tried it yet, but i have some friends who tried eating it. they said some insects are tasty. i find it gross to eat them, especially those edible worms. hehe but they're delicious as what my friends told me. they invited me to try it but i refused because i know i would just vomit. hehe
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
14 Apr 12
Worms, I am so scary to see them then i can't eat them directly, i mean if there is nothing to cover worms such as flour, bread,...
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• China
13 Apr 12
i have never done this before. Because it is not healthy to eat insects. it may cause somediseases.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
Really? but i remember i read somewhere...it said that there are many vitamins from insects dish also. I don't ensure also...^^
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• India
13 Apr 12
ryanong,I have not tried any non veg food yet and I know little aout them.Once I saw adish made of snails at Banglore.It was cooked in an open placeand the smell was just unbearable.I didn't stay there for long.
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
It is unbearable with snails dish, so how customers can eat it? lol...
@atwilson (540)
• Indonesia
13 Apr 12
No i havent. i think it is delicious. lol
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
Many people tried to eat and said it is very delicious but i did not dare to eat it then i also don't know it is delicious or not...^^
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
no, but I wouldn't have a problem trying one. Actually, in my organization here in the Philippines - the UP Entomological Society - we usually hold insect-eating competitions and events in our university. :)
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@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Apr 12
Oh, insect-eating competitions, it seems so interesting. What are insects dishes used in the contest? Have you ever win?