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17 year old girl who wants to eat bugs?!

SpazzmicSenior09 Oct 27, 2008 04:36 PM

Yes, it's true, there is such an extraordinary thing on this planet! I've always wanted to try extreme foods and a tarantula has always been my one desire. This all started when i began watching shows like: Bizzare Foods, No Reservations, and Man vs Wild. I became intrigued by how men where so willing to eat severely gut wrenching delicasies and i thought, "Hey, why can't I?". Well the point of this short story is that I have a desire for bugs, intestines, tounges, hearts, basically any organ of an animal. I'm on a quest to try as many strange foods as the conformed place of Miami will allow me. If you have any suggestion as to any restaurants (mind you i am 17, therefore i'm not rich), please feel free to let me know! Have a Spazzin' day!

  1. hill food May 16, 2012 08:23 PM

    so SpazzmicSenior09 - 3.5 years later, what did you discover?

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    1. re: hill food
      SpazzmicSenior09 May 28, 2012 08:06 AM

      Well not really, i got to try goat and some other interesting things but never bugs. I wont be trying anything strange soon unless a disaster happens. lol Wow i forgot all about this post, 3.5 years later i got married and 2 months pregnant with my first child. Kinda cool to see all these replies though. Thanks everyone and God bless.

    2. Sugarfree1223 May 16, 2012 08:13 AM

      Did you ever find those bugs? I've been looking to eat some bugs in Miami too but I can't find em.
      Any help would be appreciated.

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      1. re: Sugarfree1223
        sparrowgrass May 16, 2012 08:21 AM

        This thread is from 2008, so it is unlikely that you will get a response from the OP.

        Go to the pet store or bait shop and buy yourself some meal worms. Toast them in an open frying pan with some butter and salt. I understand that they taste like sunflower seeds. (Sorry, can't vouch for that personally--I just couldn't bring myself to eat the ones I was offered.)

        1. re: Sugarfree1223
          meatn3 May 16, 2012 08:58 AM

          If you are willing to prepare them your self check out the sources listed here:

          1. re: meatn3
            Sugarfree1223 May 16, 2012 12:10 PM

            Thanks guys but I'd like to try it prepared properly before bringing it home. I'm not to confident in the kitchen anyway. I may have to in the end. It doesn't seem like there are any Andrew Zimmern caliber restaurants in south Florida.

            1. re: Sugarfree1223
              meatn3 May 16, 2012 03:16 PM

              If you are up for a road trip in September come to Raleigh, NC for Bugfest!

              This links to last years menu:

              1. re: meatn3
                ospreycove May 16, 2012 05:57 PM

                Here is an interesting Pork Part for you.
                Most are for export primarily to South Korea, so try a Korean Restaurant for this tasty treat. Most of the U.S. use goes into Hot Dogs.

                1. re: ospreycove
                  Veggo May 16, 2012 06:04 PM

                  Osprey, what with the corpulent size of Florida roaches, maybe there should be a recipe for baked stuffed palmetto bugs?

                  1. re: Veggo
                    ospreycove May 17, 2012 01:54 PM

                    Stuffed with Ladyfish.

                  2. re: ospreycove
                    meatn3 May 16, 2012 06:28 PM

                    So glad they are boneless, makes preparation so smooth!

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                      pdpredtide May 16, 2012 07:38 PM

                      ive seen chocolate covered crickets at a candy store in orlando

          2. Xiao Yang Oct 29, 2008 03:20 AM

            Here's a blog you should enjoy. The author makes Bourdain and Zimmern look like wusses by comparison sometimes,


            1. Scargod Oct 29, 2008 03:05 AM

              Do you/can you cook? If so, I'm sure you can find a lot of critters crawling around or in the local pet store.
              Tongue's common; no big deal...so are Calf brains, chicken hearts. Start with the easy stuff. What bizarre food have you eaten so far?

              1. weinstein5 Oct 28, 2008 07:26 PM

                pretty much any kosher deli I have gone into you can get sliced tongue -

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                  pringle347 Oct 28, 2008 06:52 PM

                  You can always try a jewish deli for tongue. That would gross me out about as much as a tarantula.

                  1. Frodnesor Oct 27, 2008 08:26 PM

                    Here's a thread that may be helpful on "extreme cuisine"

                    A good place to start would be a dim sum place. Not sure what part of Miami you're in, but at Hong Kong Noodle (163rd St. in North Miami Beach) you can get chicken feet, duck feet, a couple different varieties of tripe (cow stomach), baby octopus, probably some frog leg and snail dishes. Argentine parilladas also will almost always have morcilla (blood sausage), mollejas (sweetbreads) and chinchulines (intestines). If the Orale taco truck is still around (last time I saw it was on 27th Ave. west of 836) they usually have a variety of parts (tongue, tripe, cheeks, etc.). Peruvian places may have anticuchos of grilled beef heart.

                    I don't think there's any place in town that (intentionally) serves bugs.

                    FoodDude2 - sweetbreads are not brains, they are the thymus gland.

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                      cheesecake17 Oct 27, 2008 05:40 PM

                      Some of the better Israeli/Middle Eastern restaurants serve up grilled organ meats. There are a few kosher ones that I've been to while visiting Miami that were good. Grill Time is excellent, but I'm not sure if they would have the organ stuff. Also, there's another restaurant, but I can't rememer the name. I know it's near the Aventura Mall and it's a kosher Israeli grill/steakhouse.

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                      1. re: cheesecake17
                        FoodDude2 Oct 27, 2008 06:04 PM

                        Some spanish/latin restaurants serve "interesting" things. Things can range from baby eels to beef tounge or sweetbreads (brains). Some Jamaican spots serve cow and pigs feet. Chinese restaurants who to dim sum lunch serve chicken feet (phoenix talons) which are delicious. I know some korean restaurants also serve tounge as well as other interesting dishes, although not heavy in organ meat.

                        Try searching all the different menus on menupages.com (under the south florida section) for something that interests you and ofcourse report back.

                        1. re: FoodDude2
                          cfisch May 16, 2012 10:20 AM

                          sweetbreads are not brains! They are the thyroid glands of youg cows

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                            pdpredtide May 16, 2012 07:37 PM

                            sweetbreads...are. not. brains....lol

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                              Veggo May 16, 2012 07:47 PM

                              Baby eels? Who can find angulas any more? A delicacy of the past.

                            2. re: cheesecake17
                              SpazzmicSenior09 Oct 28, 2008 03:19 PM

                              Thank you for your help, i'll be sure to google it. :)

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