Bamboo Worms

OK, so I have heard some pretty disgusting stories before in regards to the things eaten in Liberia. When I was there last month, I literally heard dogs being slaughtered for food. I thought that was bad. I even heard that they ate monkey which I think is pretty close to the limit for me (and I will try anything once).

But the picture below depicts what I perceive to be the most disgusting thing I have ever imagined putting in my mouth - and many Liberians (at least in the bush) consider it a wonderful treat. They are called Bamboo worms. They eat them raw, they eat them fried, they eat them fat and juicy. Well, as Forest Gump would say, "I think that is all I have to say about that".


Melodie said...

They are disgusting! I too draw the line at eating these. They are actually Bamboo Worms since they live in bamboo trees.

Bogdan Family said...

Oh, I thought they said they lived in Palm Trees, but whatever, they are GROSS :) They also say that they are good for "colicky" babies! Bite the head off and the babies suck out the goodies :)

julie said...