For humans, our diets are just as diverse as the many cultures that form them. What might sound repulsive to someone in the United States, may be an expensive delicacy elsewhere on Earth. For example, the ‘murder hornet’ which was recently discovered in the Pacific Northwest.
According to the New York Post, “gourmands in Japan can’t get enough of the crunchy, zesty snack.
In more rural parts of Central Japan, giant hornets — which have infamously killed several people in recent years — have long been consumed in a variety of forms, and valued as a traditional source of cheap protein. The 2-inch long adult insects can even be found pan-fried and skewered for an on-the-go treat.”
The taste has been described as like unbuttered popcorn. Bland, but high in protein.
Hornet moonshine is popular in Tokyo, and hornets are on the menu in several restaurants in the city.