June 20, 2013

Yum?

container full of shelled salagubang Shelled, boiled then fried, or cooked adobo-style, salagubang (Phyllophaga – May or June bugs) is apparently considered a delicacy in some parts of the Philippines, notably Northern Luzon. These were brought to the office by a friend who hails from Abra, who explained that the beetles are only available once a year, in May, when they first emerge from the soil after their larval stage. I found a recipe for adobong salagubang in one of our dailies from a woman who grew up in Nueva Ecija in a household where salagubang was a staple. Adobo or fried, I don't think I will ever be able to try one. Can you?

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I read somewhere that in a near future we might all have to eat insects. I hear it is catching on here and there. I am yet to join that movement!

Halcyon said...

I think I will have to pass! :)

Barbara Farr said...

I hear eating bugs is becoming more popular; high in protein, etc but all I can say is ewww!

LONDONLULU said...

Much as I love the idea of sampling something considered a delicacy, I haven't yet found the ability (courage?:) to be enthused by insects!

Cezar and Léia said...

No way! :)
Léia

Red Nomad OZ said...

The best way to try something like that is to eat it without knowing what it is!!! Then the only problem is stopping yourself from throwing up once you find out!!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The answer is no, unless my survival depended on it.

VP said...

Probably if I were really starving...

Lowell said...

Erp! Erp! Erp! Excuse me, I have to run.

Catch you tomorrow!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Hard to get over the revulsion factor. Nothing wrong with it but I can't do it.

JM said...

Oh no, I'll pass! :-)