AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY LOAN
Remember when you were a kid, and used to watch The Lion King, the scene when he has to eat bugs and worms in the jungle? Timon and Pumbaa make eatin bugs look like fun like they would taste like jelly worms and stuff but I doubt that’s what they taste like for real!! However, I once heard a cook on the TV say that soon we will be eatin more insects like it’s a normal thing to do. He even put fried worms on a pizza for some kids AND THEY ATE IT! He had put ketchup in the worms though so I think that was sorta cheatin. Anyway… MAYBE you could try to eat ONE worm just to see if it had ketchup in it like that, or you can try the Vietnamese way, which is to use actual worms with eggs to make this delicious “cha ruoi” (fried egg with “ruoi”)
Fried egg with “ruoi”
- 300gr “ruoi”
- 2 eggs
- Sliced orange peels
- Chopped onion, chilli and dill
- Fish sauce, pepper.
Wash “ruoi” in hot water till its clean and let it dry
Put “ruoi” in a big bowl and mix up with eggs, sliced orange peels, chopped onion, chilli and dill along with some fish sauce.
Meat-lovers can put some minced pork in the mix. It’ll still taste delicious and also a little bit less “wormy”!
Put the mixture in a pan and fry until it turns golden.
Put the delicious food onto a big plate and season with some pepper. Vietnamese people enjoy this “special” fried egg with some fish sauce mix with some lime and chilli!