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The “Camaro” Challenge

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 Last year’s vacation in the Philippines, my husband thought of giving the men in my family a “food” challenge.


He brought bondegi (a popular snack in South Korea which is made from boiled and seasoned silkworm pupae) and dared my uncles, my brother-in-law and two of my cousins to eat it.


This year, it was my husband’s turn to eat something nasty.The men in the family vowed to avenge themselves after being forced to eat a spoonful of silkworm pupae.

Uncle Henry, my youngest uncle, prepared camaro for him. Camaro are mole crickets found in rice fields. It is a famous Capampangan dish. In my hometown (Angeles City), camaro is usually cooked with soy sauce and vinegar, just like the typical adobo

In South Korea, mole crickets or 귀뚜라미 (gwitturami) are cooked and eaten, too, but my husband has never tried them, so he was thrilled to try camaro.


His verdict? “Not bad.” ^^

He made me try some. I was reluctant at first, but I didn’t want to spoil the fun. Surprisingly, mole crickets are delicious! They are crispy and they taste like shrimp. ^^



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