A locust taste test event was held at the Wuhan Biological Engineering College earlier this week and ended with two kilograms of the insect being devoured within 90 minutes.
The event served as a kick-off for a few of the students’ locust stall business. They hoped the taste test could introduce students to the food item that’s seen as a delicacy in some towns. The locusts were served fried in hot and spicy sauce, deep-fried, and in dumpling form–apparently all delicious enough.
A student named Zhou Haoran said, “I’ve heard locusts can be eaten. I got the chance to eat them myself today. They are as crispy as fried shrimps.”
One of the students told a reporter that he and his team members bought the locusts from a professional locust keeper online. They sterilized the locusts by boiling and soaking them and learned how to cook them from a teacher.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Off the Beaten Palate: Beetle grubs, grasshoppers, and silk worm pupae
By Lucy Liu