Nope, ramen with deep-fried worms isn’t part of some elaborate April Fools’ joke. The dish really did arrive in Tokyo this past week. And based on the extraordinarily warm welcome it received, it just might be headed our way soon.
Of course, cricket and insect-eating is by no means abnormal. Countries from Ghana to Thailand to Mexico include insects as part of their cuisine, and people all over the world count bugs as a protein source. You can even find crickets on the menu at New York’s Black Ant restaurant (along with, yes, ants).
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But even the most curious foodies among us might hesitate upon first hearing about this latest combination, which combines a traditional and ever-popular ramen dish with a plethora of insects.