I think when you travel in a country where you don’t speak the language you kind of accept that you’re probably going to eat a few strange things along the way. In China the language barrier meant that I’d already sampled some weird and wonderful things due to the fact that I had no idea what I was being offered at the time. I’d already been a bit traumatised that I ate donkey – although it actually tasted good, memories of my childhood imaginary donkey La La (yes, I was a very imaginative child) sprung to mind – and being served up bowls of fat with Jenny and Anna (both vegetarians) didn’t really go down well either. But I was not looking forward to the challenge set by my friend Tony to eat some bugs.
|Prizes if you can identify everything on offer.|
|Feeling peckish anyone?|
|Just glad we didn’t order the “large” one.|
Having attracted the attention of everyone around us we had no choice but to go for it. We started off with the maggots, which looked deep fried so I was hoping would just taste a bit crispy. Actually they tasted of fish and were slightly stomach turning. It did not bode well for the big bugs.
|Here goes nothing.|
I think the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” rings particularly true here, so I’m not going to try and explain it. But here’s me trying one of said big bugs:
|Not looking forward to this AT ALL.|
|It is GIANT.|
|Ok, here goes…|
|….ah, it’s crunchy….|
|…..ew and now it’s meaty….|
|….I did it!!|
|Well I think I deserve it after completing #26!|