Last week on Thursday, our team leader approached me with an opportunity to buy some grubs. I asked him for what reason I would buy them and he told me, “To eat.” I figured that I would give it a try, since it is considered a delicacy by many Papua New Guineans in the region that we do Bible translation. So we proceed to a neighbour’s house who was selling them for five kina (about $1.70). There were about 50-60 sago grubs in the bowl pictured below.
In order to cook them, we had to pick them up rip their skin and then drop them in the frying pan. We cooked them in a base of thick coconut cream. It turned out alright, as it kinda tasted like sweet corn (also had the same texture). It is definitely not a dinner that I will ever long for, but I could definitely eat it if offered to me by a generous Papua New Guinean.
Hopefully the video shows up below. If not I have video evidence that I actually ate some (I ate two entire bowls). Let me know and it it doesn’t and I will get you a link to view it one way or another.