I decided to start my culinary experience on the most famous of bug street food, the grasshopper. Damn, these guys are huge! Not wanting to bite one in half, I decided to shove it all in my mouth at once. I failed, and its legs stuck out of my lips. Not a good look.
The grasshopper’s upper torso and legs was extremely crunchy, while its body was quite soft. It was kind of like eating a whole prawn, minus any nice taste. Most notable for the contrasting texture of soft or crunchy body parts.
Feeling: Dread. Comparative Insect Rating: 2/10.
These guys looked like short, fat caterpillars and one easily fit into my mouth in one shot. Chewing caused it to break down into dust, coating the inside of my mouth. It was like like I’d just eaten a moth. A big swig of beer saved the day.
Feeling: Resentful. Comparative Insect Rating: 3/10.