No, it’s not caviar and it may not be escargot either, but these gourmet critters are bringing bug gastronomy to the New York mainstream food scene and we’re sort of into it.
On Saturday, March 31st from 8pm-11pm you can take part in this interesting gastronomical experience in Times Square. Feeling squeamish? Don’t worry, these bug dishes are cooked in a way that’s appetizing to our New York pallet.
There are different options to choose from, the “Little Critter” package will get you six bug dishes, while the “King Scorpion” tier, will give you access to four additional higher-end bites. You will also be able to watch famous Chef Yoon cook and prepare the delicious insect cuisine in front of you.
It’s time to face your fears and the taboos surrounding these protein-filled critters at this bug festival that will change your opinion of them from yuck to yummy! You’ll also be free to roam the 20 themed rooms on display bursting with totally bizarre stuff, from the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads to an authentic 19-foot-tall albino giraffe.
Over 80% of the world’s population munches on insects so its really not that weird. You can read more about this bug movement here!
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