Faith: By the time I work up the courage to put anything
in my mouth, the food is cold. I grab a silkworm pupa with my chopsticks along
with a piece of green pepper. The pupa pops in my mouth rather unpleasantly and
has the consistency of rubber but the taste isn't too bad. As I wash it
down with a mouthful of green tea I realize that it might have tasted alright
if I'd eaten it hot.
Peter: When they are hot, the deep-fried ones are
incredibly tasty. Each one pops in my mouth when I bite down, releasing a rush
of flavor not unlike what I imagine a deep-fried peanut skin filled with a
mild, woody foie gras would taste like.