My wife often returns home with a special treat for my youngest son, not merely a treat I should add, because in Thailand it is a delicacy. That delicacy is ….. a bag of bugs. Not being a fussy eater, and one who appreciates the finer the things in life, youngest son eagerly eats the bugs. There’s no bug too tough, too big, or too small for him to eat, just so long as it’s not alive.
Knowing the young fella is partial to gravy, I asked if he would like some gravy on his bugs, he said yes so I made a mug of Bisto to pour on his bugs. My wife was disgusted, gravy on your bugs just is not the way to eat bugs in Thailand. But I consider it as a East meets West food fusion. Who knows, bugs & gravy could catch on, especially in Northern England where they will eat anything so long as it is served with gravy.
For your information, these particular bugs are silk worm pupae, and according to my son they taste nice, especially with a bit of Bisto. Course, not all insects are suitable to eat with gravy, I don’t think he would appreciate gravy on grasshoppers or crickets. And that would most likely bug the hell out of my wife.