News

Published: Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 3:25:00 PM
Updated: Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 4:13:59 PM

Bug-eaters' day out: Pictures from Pestaurant

Roasted crickets and mealworms served during the Pestaurant event at the Occidental Restaurant in Washington, DC. – Photos KAREN BLEIER/AFP

Roasted crickets and mealworms served during the Pestaurant event at the Occidental Restaurant in Washington, DC. – Photos KAREN BLEIER/AFP

The global pop-up restaurant featuring edible insects was held in a dozen countries yesterday. Here are some images from the event in Washington D.C, and a video from the one in Sydney. 

The event in Washington D.C, sponsored by Ehrlich Pest Control, was held at the Occidental Restaurant. On offer were sweet and savoury edible insects, grasshopper burgers and much more. Ehrlich Pest Control donated US$5 to DC Central Kitchen for every person who ate something at the event. – Photos KAREN BLEIER/AFP

Start with something sweet: mealworm and cricket lollipops.  
A patron makes a face as she prepares to eat a mealworm.
These look like any good juicy burger – they're grasshopper burgers.
Here they are in a bun and piled high with dried crickets and mealworms.
She had fun and is glad to make it out alive.

In Sydney, Rentokil Pestaurant served up chapulines (crickets), mealworms, cockroaches and creepy crawly candy for anyone game to try the unusual snacks. Watch the video for the day out at Wynyard Park. For more images, visit their Facebook page.

advertisement

  1. Naked celebrity photo leak: It is only the beginning
  2. Langkawi Sky Bridge to reopen in December
  3. Dad Vader: The Dark Lord plays father in comic series
  4. Malaysia’s Yuna featured in Barneys New York campaign
  5. Fashion choices at the Venice Film Festival
  6. Charity does give back
  7. China's superlative rail network
  8. Rodeo coral ride: How to enjoy our beautiful islands
  9. Instant noodles carry higher health risks for women
  10. M’sian proud of Nobel prize win

advertisement

advertisement