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Fried Insects...mmmmmm...but where??

leesca Jan 22, 2009 03:06 PM

We have a friend in town who is determined (and we are totally game) to find a place to eat a fried insect, preferably of the cricket/grasshopper :) variety. we are thinking of checking out chinatown...does anyone have any idea about where (chinatown or not) we could run across such delicacies in the city? is there, perchance, a place that does such a thing particularly well?

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    small h RE: leesca Jan 22, 2009 03:11 PM

    Toloache has grasshopper tacos. I can't attest to their quality, just their availability. But everything else I've had there has been good.


    I've never seen insects on any Chinese menu.

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      leesca RE: small h Jan 22, 2009 04:17 PM

      ooohhh...good one!! much appreciated!!

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        bronwen RE: small h Jan 23, 2009 06:48 AM

        I love this board - I'd never heard of Toloache and now it's on my list for my next visit to NY. It looks terrific - I've eaten at Hacienda de los Morales in Mexico City where the chef's from so I am psyched!

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