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Aug 5, 2006 09:54 PM

Canned Chrysalis!!! What do I do?

So, I was down in Koreatown shopping at HK super and I came across something I couldn't pass up--canned Chrysalis.

I want to learn how to use it, so if anyone has recipes I'm going to try it. Until then, I have to research on my own.

Silkworm Chrysalis...tasty.

But don't know what to do.


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  1. you heat up the contents anyway you like. microwave might be easiest. or on a stove. don't dilute the contents with water.

    you usually eat it with alcohol. and you eat it alone. not with rice. its a snack. its like peanuts or fried grasshoppers or dried squid.

    enjoy yourself.

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    1. re: doughnut

      That's all there is to it? Thanks!

      I have the can sitting right next to me. Tomorrow, I'll have to destroy that can.

      1. re: therealbigtasty

        try it with gochujang (hot pepper paste) or a soy sauce mixed with dried pepper flakes and maybe some sesame oil

    2. I'm still so scared. I'll eat anything, but chrysalis just weirds me out.

      I'll do it before long.

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      1. re: therealbigtasty

        You may want to check this out first:

        The report on canned silkworm pupae is all the way at the end, but the rest of it makes, ah . . "interesting" reading as well.

        1. re: FlyFish

          Thanks for that URL--totally hilarious. I always wondered what that "corn" was.

          1. re: FlyFish

            There aren't that many things that make me laugh enough for tears to run down my cheeks but this link was one of them (I guess I just really needed a good laugh!)

        2. Run, serve it to the cats... if they'll eat it!

          1. I always pick up and then replace those cans in the market -- I'm only grateful that bugs aren't kosher -- but I so badly want someone else to try them (aside from Steve of "Don't Eat It!" fame). Please?