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Canned Chrysalis!!! What do I do?

therealbigtasty Aug 5, 2006 09:54 PM

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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    doughnut RE: therealbigtasty Aug 5, 2006 11:50 PM

    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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      therealbigtasty RE: doughnut Aug 6, 2006 08:32 AM

      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.

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        PseudoNerd RE: therealbigtasty Aug 9, 2006 12:47 AM

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

    2. therealbigtasty RE: therealbigtasty Aug 9, 2006 07:44 AM

      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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        FlyFish RE: therealbigtasty Aug 9, 2006 12:30 PM

        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
          Olivia RE: FlyFish Aug 9, 2006 08:59 PM

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

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            RWCFoodie RE: FlyFish Aug 10, 2006 04:09 AM

            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. steinpilz RE: therealbigtasty Aug 9, 2006 03:06 PM

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

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            Whippet RE: therealbigtasty Aug 10, 2006 05:28 AM

            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?

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