Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Extraordinary Insect Feast in China - Wordless Wednesday


Dimsum - Fried Worms in Crispy Pancakes 油炸夹心西饼


Appetiser - Black Ants, Millipedes, Worms, scorpions etc 昆虫拼盘


Braised Beetle 金边龙虱

Stir-fried Earthworms with Fresh Greens 五彩炒蚯蚓


Fried Bees 炒蜂蛹


Full Story Tomorrow : Grilled Insects at Beijing Roadside Stalls

Did ECL eat these creepy crawlies?

63 comments:

  1. Believe it or not, this is top of the line food. Have you every had it. It tastes so good.

    What is this facebook thing you mentioned on my blog. I have a facebook account. What do I do now?

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  2. Ewwww! I couldn't even look at those, much less eat them... :)

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  3. Maybe it is the spirit of adaptibility, these chefs can really make a feast out of things that I cannot imagine myself eating!

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  4. LOL, this is wordless?!! *gasp* *gimme dollop of insects, please*

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  5. I've eaten the Thai version of fried grasshoppers, bugs & worms but not the beetles and bees.

    I recalled getting choked by the thorny hind legs of the grasshoppers until someone told me to pluck them off before eating. LOL

    The huge bugs were something else. When I took a bite, all that gooey stuff in its abdomen squish out into my mouth.

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  6. I think... u sure got eat lor... now that's what you've been looking for at the padang... Happy WW!

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  7. Wah...alas I'm not hungry in the face of food!

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  8. I'll settle for McDonalds, ECL. It might be good in a Facebook Food Fight, though!

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  9. Mike,
    Insects were a main source of proteins for the poor in the past and still is in some parts of the world. Now they are considered a delicacy and cost a lot too!

    Add me! Search for Ecl Tan and add as friend. hehehe.....

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  10. Deb,
    haha.... yes. They look yucky and they taste yucky too. I don't enjoy eating them.

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  11. oceanskies,
    You know China, the people are getting richer and they have tasted all sorts of exquisite food(山珍海味). And they are tired of the same things that they are always ready to try something else. I won't be surprised if human meat is a dish one day.

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  12. lb,
    It's supposed to be a wordless post. But I have to label the pics.

    You are supposed to be in awed and then ohs and ahs, then comment. tzk.

    I'll start collecting insects to cook you a feast when you're in Singapore next year. heh heh.....

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  13. Cocka,
    I tried the deep-fried Thai grasshoppers and worms too. The grasshoppers were awful. The deep-fried worms sprinkled with salt were like French Fries, and tasty!

    I dare not try the bugs. Precisely because of the gooey stuff in their abdomen. blek....

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  14. My angel,
    Yup, I tried the insect dishes. The insects mostly taste awful. I dunno why some people are so crazy over it.

    I'm not the one who wants to go to the Padang. It's the Wong Siong. He wants to try something different. Sexciting ar, under the stars and to the chirping of crickets. hahahaha....

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  15. tigerfish,
    You should try some of these dishes. It's a great food experience. You probably won't like the taste of the creepy crawlies. haha....

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  16. Captain Picard,
    Yep, McDonald's much more palatable. And speaking of Facebook Food Fight, I haven't thrown you your food today.
    ngek ngek ngek.....

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  17. May,
    No, they don't taste like chicken. The deep-fried longish insects are crispy but the rounded ones are yucky when you crushed their abdomen with your teeth. The gooey insides ooze out....... You dunno to spit or to swallow! hahaha....

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  18. Recently, you seemed to be into these "delicacies" hor?

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  19. I won't try the beatles because it cracks when you bite on them but all the other dishes look delicious, lol !

    BTW did you get my email with the explanations for your header ?

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  20. it looked tasty if never looked properly....

    take a closer look, dun dare to eat liao lor!

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  21. Well, they present nicely. Beautiful with lots of yummy color. I still ain't eatin' it/!

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  22. Well, I was about to go find a snack, but somehow it just doesn't seem appealing anymore!

    Mycrazylife

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  23. Oh dear...suddenly I feel VERY full. Just don't think I could "do" such fare. Exotic or not, I think I would be more comfortable eating grass! hehehe

    They certainly look beautifully done, though!

    Happy WW!

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  24. Isnt insects and feast in the same sentence an oxymoron??It is in my book...lol...no way, I dont care HOW hungry I am...thanks for totally grossing me out;) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  25. I will pass, thank you very much. Big dinner.

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  26. gulp. there went my appetite. thanks for the visual. or maybe not! :)

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  27. looks delicious? hmm..not sure if I'd be so brave.

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  28. Interesting.... but, I think I'll stick with fried shrimp... :/

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  29. Ed,
    It's supposed to be informative. Not meh? I get tired of the usual food, so am trying something different. hehe....

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  30. Gattina,
    Yes, I got your emails. Thanks.

    But I haven't been successful with it!! *groan*

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  31. Leonard,
    Not all are tasty, only a handful. hehe.... Want to try?

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  32. Whoa. Now that's variety.

    I must point out, however, that scorpions are arachnids, not insects.

    I know, silly to even bother, but there it is.

    So, which were tastiest?

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  33. Please, please tell me this is like fake picture?

    It reminds me of my entomology class. I never thought they'd be a delicacy.I think it's an acquired taste.

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  34. I didn't have a close look at your pics, I'd rather have a sandwich, lol

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  35. Hi Mark.
    Thanks for correcting me.

    Try the deep-fried worms. Crispy like French Fries! :)

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  36. Midas,
    Sorry to inform you that : These pictures are real! hahaha.....

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  37. I know it's all about being used to something... but just looking at these make my spine tingle. Great photos, but really, really not for me!!! LOL!

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  38. Luckily I had taken my lunch, or else, I think I won;t be eating anything else for today. Hehehe.. Thank you for visiting my site. IHave a fun day!

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  39. More weird food this week, eh? Gotta say, not something I would put on my menu! Happy WW!

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  40. Eeewwwwww! Don't tell me you eat those ECL! Bely disgusting leh.

    *Doreen just puke in front of her computer*

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  41. WOw that's a banquet and a half. I can't imagin what they taste like. I doubt our local chinese restaurants will be adding them to the menu any time soon!

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  42. Interesting dishes. But no, thanks you -I don't think I have the stomach for it. I do look up to people who has the "it" to try them. :D

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  43. Oops... poor Doreen,
    Let me help you to clean your keyboard.....

    I did try some of the creepy crawlies!

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  44. fried worms quite nice. tastes like peanut. :P lol!

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  45. you know, my first thought was "Ewww!" until I saw what they were and I realised I've eaten all of them before! I especially loved the Braised Beetle!

    Btw... do you know it takes a long time to make worms crunchy? Hahahaha! Don't ask!

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  46. OK - this is a winner! they actually look tasty if you don't thnk about what they are...which is true of many foods!

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  47. Even though I'm vegetarian, and even though the thought of eating insects has always seemed unappetizing, these dishes look DELICIOUS!!!

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  48. Alamak, I rather starve than try any of these? I can't stay creepy crawlies!

    Yes, I am sure ecl tried at least something if not all because you are that sort of woman lah. Don't try how to know plus insects are full of vitamin E and you know what vitamin E does for you, right? Kakakakaka.

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  49. Sorry, eastcoast, I just couldn't!

    Give me a visit and Happy WW!

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  50. Sound like most of your commenter's are not into this delicacy.

    Trust me, the taste is much better than the thought of it.

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  51. OMG they look... kinda delicious.... *drool*

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  52. Excellent examples of that good food can come from everything as long as it's well prepared :D

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  53. Eww! This is something I would never wanna crave for. Haha!

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  54. I'll pass. I'm feeling a bit sick to my stomach at the moment. Have a great WW. :)

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  55. It has been awhile since I have left a comment on your blog posts I always enjoy seeing your new posts and this one sure is interesting. I have eaten insects but not like the combo in your menu they look like they are well prepared and cost alot. Billy

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  56. Never had it, NEVER WILL! Your face expressed a bit of dismay, right?? LOL

    The macronutrient is PROTEIN. We were at in-service today and one of our sped teachers is a dairy farmer. He told me. Some farmers feed corn silage because the cows will give more milk with grain and/or corn. But it is rough on the cows and they may not live as long as they would with hay and grasses. (I hope I got this right. I didn't take notes!)

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  57. I'll bet those are nice and tasty for those who like them. Better than the fried rats you showed us another time. :-)
    The only kind bugs we eat are those that are born in the food. Like weevils, magots, and the like.
    We don't fry them specifically, it just happens.

    Happy WW!
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