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Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects book image

A culinary and aesthetic exhibition (on a banana leaf with tomato roses, scalloped cucumbers and spring onions) of fried bamboo worms, which are actually not worms but the larval stage of a moth that lives in bamboo trees. In Thai the larvae are called rot duan, "express train," because they resemble tiny trains. They taste "like salty crispy shrimp puffs," Peter Menzel. In the Kan Ron Ban Suan Restaurant, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Man Eating Bugs page s 42,43)

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A culinary and aesthetic exhibition (on a banana leaf with tomato roses, scalloped cucumbers and spring onions) of fried bamboo worms, which are actually not worms but the larval stage of a moth that lives in bamboo trees. In Thai the larvae are called rot duan, "express train," because they resemble tiny trains. They taste "like salty crispy shrimp puffs," Peter Menzel. In the Kan Ron Ban Suan Restaurant, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Man Eating Bugs page s 42,43)