Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by hanno » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:31 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
How are those deep fried crickets/grasshoppers/locusts sourced? Are they farmed or worse, caught with toxic insecticide like DDT? :shock:
Never driven around the countryside at night? Big plastic sheets with UV lights on top and water pits at the bottom. Crickets get attracted to the lights, hit the sheets, and drop into the water.
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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by pczz » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:14 am

hanno wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:31 pm
clutchcargo wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
How are those deep fried crickets/grasshoppers/locusts sourced? Are they farmed or worse, caught with toxic insecticide like DDT? :shock:
Never driven around the countryside at night? Big plastic sheets with UV lights on top and water pits at the bottom. Crickets get attracted to the lights, hit the sheets, and drop into the water.
They lose a feww that way, disappearing down my throat as I am gawping at the traps and dodging dogs and motos with mo light on. Rwa budg do not taste nice. keep mouth shut
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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by DaveG » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:47 pm

I am feeling a bit peckish ......

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Nothing like a good veggie burger and fries.
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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by clutchcargo » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:45 pm

DaveG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:47 pm
I am feeling a bit peckish ......

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Nothing like a good veggie burger and fries.
Is that a nice Chianti she's washing that fava bean vegie burger down with? :licker:
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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by independencequarter » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:06 pm

GMJS-CEO wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:27 pm
My wife would eat the crickets, only one I tried is cockroach. Tasted like the charcoal it was cooked over. I was also 10 beers in.

I don't think anyone actually eats cockroaches, that would be pretty revolting. I know in Thailand they do eat Giant water bugs, called Maeng Da แมงดา, which might look quite similar. But no one in the right mind would eat a cockroach in that country, I assume and hope that would also be the case here. :stir:
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Re: Do Westerners Eat Bugs ?

Post by hanno » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm

independencequarter wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:06 pm
GMJS-CEO wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:27 pm
My wife would eat the crickets, only one I tried is cockroach. Tasted like the charcoal it was cooked over. I was also 10 beers in.

I don't think anyone actually eats cockroaches, that would be pretty revolting. I know in Thailand they do eat Giant water bugs, called Maeng Da แมงดา, which might look quite similar. But no one in the right mind would eat a cockroach in that country, I assume and hope that would also be the case here. :stir:
Yes, they are Giant Water Bugs. Taste like crap. I don't mind the crickets but the problem is that the oil they are fried in is often very old.
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