Brett’s co-worker had this can on her desk yesterday and he couldn’t resist the urge to snap a photo of it. One of their colleagues brought this back with him from Seoul, South Korea. They are silkworms in a can! In Korea, they are called Beondegi. Beondegi are a popular snack food where the silkworm pupae are boiled and seasoned. They are most commonly found at street vendor stalls and some restaurants and bars. The silkworms in a can, like these, are sold in markets and grocery stores and must be boiled before eating.
I didn’t see them during my brief stay in South Korea, but I’m curious if anyone else has tried them. Are they actually any good?