Would You Like Some Grotesque Sea Bugs? To Eat?

Would You Like Some Grotesque Sea Bugs? To Eat?

This weekend, Yokohama's Omoshiro Aquarium is holding a special event: You can eat those underwater pill bugs called isopods. Delicious!

According to Yahoo News, the aquarium's "deep sea creatures food sampling event" will also include a shark dissection show. The shark will be served as a fillet.

Would You Like Some Grotesque Sea Bugs? To Eat?

Note that people won't be eating the Giant Isopods . Also, the smaller isopods are uncommon food in Japan, but a few people online seem to have tried it. Japanese Twitter user manpokenautilus described the flavour as "delicious," adding that isopods have a strong shrimp flavour and "aren't smelly at all." Others described it as tasting like crab.

Would You Like Some Grotesque Sea Bugs? To Eat?

Pretty sure I could eat a fried one, which is how they will be served at the event. Then again, maybe not.

Would You Like Some Grotesque Sea Bugs? To Eat?

*Shudders*

大きな深海ダンゴムシ、食べてみる?横浜で試食会開催へ [Yahoo News!]

Photos: omoshiroaq, manpokenautilus, NumazuDeepsea, Asahi Yokohama


Comments

    cant be too different from Balmaine/Mortan bay bugs

      That's exactly what I thought when looking at them too.

        I was thinking the exact same thing too. Though I was also wondering what Witchetty Grubs taste like as well.

        Last edited 27/03/14 8:32 pm

    This reminds me of Shinpachi's first love in Gintama, pfff lol

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