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slk2011 Apr 13, 2011 12:03 PM

Hi! I'm new to Chowhound and trying to find out if there are any restaurants that have bugs/insects on the menu. Like some Mexican joints that serve deep fried grasshoppers or escamoles? or other interesting bizarre eats? Thanks!

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    will47 Apr 14, 2011 09:23 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/304824

    1. Mr Taster Apr 13, 2011 12:55 PM

      Welcome to Chowhound., slk2011

      Be careful when bandying about critical classifiers like "bizarre" when referring to food-- remember, one person's "bizarre eats" is another person's lunch. For example, my Taiwanese mother-in-law finds the flavor of bleu cheese offensive, yet she loves eating tofu that has been marinated in a months-old rotting shrimp and vegetable brine.

      Chapulines are commonly found on Oaxacan menus, including Guelaguetza.

      Mr Taster

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        kevin Apr 14, 2011 11:20 PM

        yep guelageuzeta

      2. trojans Apr 13, 2011 12:22 PM

        Typhoon at the Santa Monica airport has a bug menu.

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          Robert Thornton Apr 15, 2011 02:04 PM

          There's a sushi bar in San Dimas called Little Tokyo that serves grasshoppers.

          Laurent Quenioux served a dish with ant eggs at his previous restaurant, don't know if he ever does at Bistro LQ or not.

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          Bistro LQ
          8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Little Tokyo Restaurant
          150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

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