And last night we enjoyed some very unique insect dishes, cooked by a professional Japanese chef, using fresh insects brought over on the plane from Zimbabwe the day before! Here they are:
However, in Zimbabwe, caterpillars are usually used as a stand-alone protein source in meals, accompanied by leafy vegetables and carbohydrate-rich maize meal or rice.
So, that'll be the next challenge: A Japanese-style main dish in which caterpillars are the main protein source. Might give it a go tomorrow..
(I nearly forgot, drinks-pairing is obviously crucial: The squid and termite ceviche would go nicely with a dry white; Tofu-termite croquettes are a beer-drinker's snack, and the caterpillar and onion omelette is an end-of-the-night dish, an alternative to a kebab-and-chips, but one which you wont regret nearly as much the morning after)