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Posted by Scott LaPierre  August 21, 2008 09:15 AM

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A few blocks from Tiananmen Square is Wangfujing food market, where if you can put it on a stick, they've put it on a stick. Like these absolutely delectable silkworm pupae and cicadas (I think? Is there an entomologist in the house?). As I was taking the photo, the vendor stuck a cooked version of the insects in my face and insisted they were delicious, would I try? I'm usually pretty adventurous with food (on various continents I've swallowed jellyfish, antelope, pigeon, sea urchin, Spam) but something about the thought of that crunchy exoskeleton, that slimy, slippery center--I suddenly remembered that there was some pressing emergency breaking urgent news that I was late for and made a quick getaway. On the way out of the market, I also passed these beckoning lovelies (which actually didn't look half bad, cooked):
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