Don’t knock it till you try it.
Eating grasshoppers… the rest of the world gets it, grasshoppers – among other edible bugs – is a staple for many international cultures. Here in the states you say the word insect and the reaction you will most likely get is “ew.” Today I say no to “EW” and yes to protein. Check it out!
What to expect?
I decided to take on this challenge at the Guelaguetza Restaurant in Los Angeles. They don’t give you one or two or three grasshoppers but a tortilla bowl size portion. Along with the grassphoppers they serve you tortillas, avocados and cheese so that you can make grasshopper tacos.
As you can see I also order a margarita to gain some liquid courage because after all I was about to eat the very thing I used to step on in my backyard when I was a little girl.
My first reaction.
When I initially saw them I was a little grossed out but I popped one of them in and I was pleasantly surprise by the taste. They seasoned the grasshoppers very well and they even had a hint of spice. When I decided to make a taco with multiple grasshoppers thats when things took a turn for the worst. Although the flavor was delicious I couldn’t get over the texture of multiple grasshoppers floating in my mouth. I did finish the taco like the champ that I am but lets just say I wont be ordering grasshoppers for dinner again.
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know in the comments below, what’s the craziest food you have ever tried?