What do sago worms taste like?

by Ehren Patel|12 Jan 2021|Food|Japanese Cuisine|69 views
The taste of the live ones has been described as creamy, and even like soft melted toffee, without any of the foulness one might associate with eating larva. Cooked, it tastes of meat, some say chicken, others say pork. Locals advise, when cooking the live worms, to never overdo the larvae.

Also to know is, what is sago worm?

Sago worm, Larvae of Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus, is considered a delicacy in much of Southeast Asia. Sago grubs have been described as creamy tasting when raw, and like bacon or meat when cooked. They are often prepared with sago flour. In New Guinea, sago worms are roasted on a spit to celebrate special occasions.

Additionally, are coconut worms safe to eat?

Coconut worms, harmful pests found living in coconut trees, are still being sold and consumed as food in Vietnam, despite prohibition efforts by authorities. The larvae of coconut worms can be made into butter- or flour-fried dishes, or, infamously, eaten alive after being dipped in chili fish sauce.

What is Butod?

Butod is the larvae of Sago Palm Weevil, a species of snout beetle that consumes sago palm during its infancy. Sago Grub can grow fatter than the little finger and looks like a giant maggot.

What happens if a worm bites you?

Worms breathe through their skin, aided by the layer of mucus that they secrete. If their skin dries out, they die. Worms don't bite. They also don't sting.

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