Since coming to China, we've eaten so many delicious new things that they've become a blur. A tasty parade of BBQ meat, hot pot and dumplings dancing through my memory. From the familiar flavors of steamed pork buns to more adventurous dishes like deep fried silk worm pupa, I'd eat them all again.
That is, I'd eat them all again minus two specific items.
In this week's vlog I discuss what those two items are, how they tasted and what we learned from the experience. If you know me in real life, you know that I'll pretty much eat anything twice. In fact, even if it's not my favorite I'll give it a few more tries to see if I can convince myself otherwise.
It's not often that I make an effort to avoid something, but if I see these two things for sale in the future, there's no way they'll end up in my shopping cart.
(If you'd rather see the delicious Chinese food we've been chowing down on, hop over to my Instagram where it's all good eats all the time.)
PS: This photo is NOT one of the worst things we ate. You'll need to watch the video to find out what the worst things were ;)
These are the aforementioned silk worm pupas, they look a little strange, but are fairly flavorless. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
In cities like Beijing and Shanghai, they're sold in night markets along with other scary looking bugs as a novelty food. However, here in Harbin, they are a popular dish at both BBQ joints and hot pot places so naturally we had to try some.
The verdict: I don't feel too strongly either way. The flavor is very mild and the texture is interesting so I'd definitely try them again, although wouldn't go out of my way to order them.