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jdwdeville Dec 13, 2009 09:57 PM

So I'm known as the "one who will eat anything" among my friends, and I've been tasked with leading a few of our more adventurous pals around LA on bug-consuming tour. Problem is, I can only think of Typhoon in the SM airport. I know that bugs play a role in Oaxacan cuisine and a few others, does anyone know of some other choices for us?
Thank you!

  1. Servorg Dec 14, 2009 07:57 AM

    Guelaguetza http://www.guelaguetzarestaurante.com/ has always had chapulines (crickets) on the menu in the past (as far as I know). But you might just call them to inquire if you decide to try them for that dish specifcially to make sure that things haven't changed. Take a look at this review with photos of Typhoon's offerings in this area:

    http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2008/...

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      jdwdeville Dec 14, 2009 04:53 PM

      yeah, servorg, I saw that one. I gotta say, the first picture does not make me very excited for this cause, and the prices aren't helping ($10 for 2 "waterbugs!? dang!). I think we'll be going there no matter what, but I'm looking forward to the Oaxacan style stuff a bit more. Guelaguetza- isn't there one on Palms in Culver City? Is that location any good?

      1. re: jdwdeville
        Servorg Dec 14, 2009 05:02 PM

        The Palms location had a fire (IIRC) and never reopened (and the other two locations are better in any case). You might check with Monte Alban about chapulines. They are on the westside and may have them.

    2. johnnyshungry Dec 14, 2009 06:18 PM

      you may have to wait till the bug fair in june but here is a couple links.

      http://www.deependdining.com/2007/06/blank-palate-bug-fair-at-natural.html

      http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabr...

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        cls Dec 14, 2009 06:42 PM

        I have had silk worm larvae at The Prince in K-Town.

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