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I am a strong believer that you gotta do something slightly crazy once in a while to stay sane in this world, so last Saturday I invited a bunch of daring friends and hosted an Insect Cook Out. The attendees were Kim, Su Ann, Sammy, Terence, ST, Dree, and of course my house mate Rachel. The following 6 minute video is the whole insect cook out adventure, check it out!

The whole idea actually started right after Terence, Dree, and I went to Bangkok and had our weird and wonderful creatures including insects, worms, and frogs. Kim was protesting the fact that we did not bring back anything for her, and that’s when Terence came up with the idea that we should just cook some ourselves.

Insect Cook Out with Worms and Crickets
the ingredients from aquarium shop and grocery store

I eventually tabled the idea to Kim and she responded enthusiastically, then I got Su Ann, Sammy, and the rest of the gang to join in as well. This thing is actually going to work!

So I set up the official time for this unusual cook out at 5pm on Saturday evening. I went out to grocery store to get the seasonings: pepper, curry leaves, shallots, dried chili, and garlic. Just half an hour before the cook out, I got to an aquarium shop near Sunway and got a box of good size worms (RM9) and 120 crickets (for RM3)

Insect Cook Out with Worms and Crickets
ahhh, glorious protein enriched food

Contrary to Su Ann’s believe that we googled for the recipe, it was completely original sans the “salt juice” suggested by Terence.

First I fry some shallots, garlic, dried chili, and curry leaves to flavor the oil. These are then taken out and the crickets and worms thrown in the hot oil. Some salt juice is then added for extra kick. It’s that simple, and boy it turned out great! (the insects were freeze in the fridge for about 15 minutes prior cooking to prevent them from jumping everywhere)

Insect Cook Out with Worms and Crickets
the crazy diners

The dish actually tasted a lot better than what we had in Bangkok, and we didn’t even save up anything for my buddy Douglas who came late. The worms were a bit like soft shell crab (as described by Sammy), and the crickets still juicy inside while crispy on the outside. Very nice.

There’ll be another short video for this where Rachel and Kim ate the bugs raw, stay tuned!

I’m so going to prepare this again for the next x’mas eve party!

Discuss : KY tv – Insect Cook Out with Crickets & Worms

  1. good shit me up the next insect-cooking

    P/S – i wan kam heong, kung pou, and lai yau..LOL

  2. Fwah! Shiok-a-lingam!

  3. eh..i’ve posted the 1st comment without watching the youtube first..anyway…….

    HAAAAAAAA~!!! why u dun cook the ingredients (cili kering, bawang, etc etc) with the insects? why separate..

    and cleavage alert wtf..LOLLL

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  5. WTF?!?!?! You guys and gals are out of your mind. But I must still kudos to the courage that you guys have.

  6. Got rare delicacy didn’t ajak me.

  7. hahahahhahaha!! awesome baby awesome! πŸ˜€

  8. what is that random music during the frying?!?! hahaha

    cleavage alert wtf?!?! T_____T

    kimberlycun’s narrative is BEST!

  9. Yatz,
    Hahaha, x’mas eve ok!


    Thank you thank you. πŸ˜€

    Simon Seow,
    This is not for the faint hearted. hee-hee

    chris tock,

    Yah especially the one about worms in her ass. πŸ˜›

  10. Hoi… that’s crazy!!! You actually bought those bugs from an aquarium shop??? How did you wash it? Or did u wash it?

  11. wah, really bonafide crazy πŸ™‚
    Next time I’m at the aquarium shop I will see the crickets and worms in a different light.

  12. you guys and the crew from the “night of the living dead” should shake hands.. lol πŸ™‚ very cool shots… summore no special effects… 100% real! haha

  13. lolx… ME AGREE WITH U!! DOING crazy/insane stuffs once in a while is GOOD for us!

    so… when is the next insect eating session?? i wan go ha

  14. Penny,
    Wash? Everything deep fried is clean!

    Hahhaa, you can try your own too!

    Everything real, best! πŸ˜›

    Hahaha, most probably x’mas eve!

  15. Hahaha… Finally I got a taste of these cute lil things after i missed it in Bangkok! πŸ™‚ Yummy.. it mayb my snacks next time!

  16. Precious Pea

    OMG!!! *faint*

    Did you tell the aquarium shop owner what those bugs were for???? LOL!!!


  18. Rachel,
    Best right!!

    Precious Pea,
    Hahaha of course not! πŸ˜›

    Ngek ngek ngek

  19. yucky but since u said it tasted like soft shell crab, please do it again and give me some.

  20. wah…….fear factor to the max! I think i rather starve to death if only given these creepy crawling creatures!

  21. Next is Fried Mealworms with Blue/Red Nasi Lemak! Yummy!

  22. eiling,
    Sure, we make some buggy chocolates too ok! πŸ˜€

    Fear factor? We view it as fun factor! hehehe

    Hahhaha, you’re doing it? πŸ˜›

  23. Oh never invite me =(

  24. How come no Stir Fried Scorpions with Curry Powder? That’s the best man….

    Also, you should have used the white fat worms , that one grilled… very nice… macam chicken.

  25. me want worms!

  26. skyler,
    Next time next time! πŸ˜€

    Michael Yip,
    We gotta start on step one first, and it’s not easy finding those ingredients.. hehe.

    You sureee!?!?

  27. zombielost

    Wahrao O_O Crickets and worms O_O

    but the final product looks delicious. hehehe..

  28. Bro, last time when I use to feed my hamsters with those worms, this is what I do.

    Buy the worms back, feed them with vege, biscuit crumbs and etc. They will become fatter and juicier in 2/3 days.

    Then only fry la. Better or not? LOL!

  29. Lalabeng

    chipek….sek pou mou yea chou diuuu

  30. Terenceg

    incorporating it on our daily meals not only can nourish our body but it can make the frogs jobless !!!!….

  31. zombielost,
    It tasted even better! πŸ˜€

    Hahhaah, good idea!

    Everyone has different interests. πŸ˜€

    Then shouldn’t we … eat the frogs too?

  32. eeeyyeeerrr …. :S

    I’m somehow not upset about not being invited.


  33. iyer disgustingnyer πŸ˜›

  34. ohh my god those are the worms/insects in the pet shop that were used to scare me when I was trying to buy crickets for bio dissection!!

    there were so crawly and smelly! arghhhh

  35. u can make chocolate buggies but just don’t mention my brand…hehe

    maybe chocolate fondue with bugs sounds like a brilllliaant idea?!!

  36. sharoning

    wow…looks delicious. I wished I was there. But I wouldn’t dare to eat those insects.

    πŸ˜› have a great week!

  37. nyx,
    LOL next time next time!

    It’s best ok you noob who didn’t want to come! πŸ˜›

    Oohh but they smell so great after cooking! πŸ˜€

    Hahahaha yeah, please supply some for me ok! πŸ™‚

    No reason not to cook em up yourself either! πŸ˜›

  38. I tried ulat sago (sago worms) couple of years back. Fried it and it tasted like prawns!

  39. ky got wacky ideas

  40. omg did they really taste that good???

    i gotta try it out next time! XD

  41. xes,
    OoOO I have yet to try those.

    steph k,
    Well thank you very much πŸ˜€

    Of course, it’s awesome! πŸ˜€

  42. looks so damn good la… i might just try it myself. πŸ˜›
    any unwanted after effects? lau sai or something?

    and you guys are natural cooks man, can figure out the recipe just by eating them.

  43. Even after your brief description about the goodness of your “protein enriched food”, I still cannot imagine myself swallowing these nasty stuffs into the stomach, at least not until I myself tried to taste of whether it is really delicious or not. =P

  44. haih if pinkpau can do it, so can you all !!!

  45. no need to call me for this!!! steamboat can, insects dowan!!

  46. Hi KY! Your worms and crickets look interesting! And I LOVE everything that’s fried with dried chilli and curry leaves! :))

  47. carol,
    The unwanted after effect is we want to eat more! πŸ˜›

    Wannabe Economist,
    Hahha, trust us, it’s delicious!

    That’s right! πŸ˜€

    Hahahah noob!

    ooO, that’s good, that’s good. πŸ˜‰

  48. since it taste like ‘soft shell crab’ i’d love to try it too!

  49. why never tapau some back for me…

    why cooking also never invite me…

    can count me in ah next time u go worm, cricket frying… hahaha…

  50. I check your blog for interesting places to eat. But this is not something I shall be emulating soon :X

    But thumbs up for ya ! πŸ˜›

  51. jessica

    This is disgusting ky. make sure next time our dinner does not involve anything that crawls. XD

  52. YilingL,
    Do it! πŸ˜€

    Hahahaha, we shall see! πŸ˜‰

    Why scared? why! πŸ˜›

    Why not?! hehehe

  53. ish! u got so many comments!!! .. i belum habis editing la .. so fast u go read dat post .. lmao

  54. pinolam

    wtf salute u all.
    next time invite me along so i can salute myself.

  55. steph k,
    Hahhaha too bad. πŸ˜›

    Hahhaha, we shall see we shall see. πŸ™‚

  56. Mrs. John Legend


    worst part is, ur making me wanna try some! πŸ™‚

  57. aeroplane1234

    you got good skill to treat Pests.

    oh yea i just caught few rats in my house, u want to eat ah?


  58. Mrs. John Legend,
    Hahhaha do it, Heather!

    Rats? not exactly my taste… yet!

  59. ShadowFox

    The things bloggers do for attention.

    First we see Kennysia swimming/drinking in sai chwee.

    Now we have another one dining on larvaes fed with carcinogenic mixtures of color enhancing fish food.

    (I know these shops feed the worms with color enhancing food (carcinogenic) that are supposed to help enhance fish colors when the worms are fed to the fishes)

    Don’t get cancer ah.

  60. ShaodowFox,
    I’m sure you know a thing or two when it comes to attention seeking.

    Anyway these type of worms do not have color enhancing properties and they’re mostly fed to the birds rather than fish anyway. The one for fish is another type. I am an avid fish keeper. πŸ™‚

  61. I heard Pinkpau lao sai liao. Haha…

  62. Bryan,
    Pinkpau lausai cos she ate something wrong but certainly not my creation! Nobody else had any problem and we felt stronger than ever! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  63. Matthew

    meal worms… ugh… they smell a bit funny, from an aquarium shop…

    the next thing u must try are sago worms πŸ™‚

  64. Matthew,
    If only I know where to get them! πŸ˜€

  65. Matthew

    Sarawak! i was there for 3 whole years…should have bought a basket for you πŸ˜€

  66. walau….this is great stuff and something special and different…..nice nice ler…..can cook some for my bbq party next time…..hehehehe.

  67. Matthew,
    Wooo, yah!!!

    Hahhaa, pretty easy I think, next time you should try to BBQ it and tell us how it turns out. πŸ˜›

  68. @#$@%… I was in Kl then and I wasn’t even invited? LOL. Very brave of all to eat all up. I wondered if my Mum will ever approve me of eating insects.. haha. Well done guys and gals πŸ™‚

  69. Criz Lai,
    Hahaha, there’s a lot of people in KL ok! You get approval from your mom first. πŸ˜›

  70. Benghan

    Haha, KY, you guys crazy!

  71. Benghan,
    Best! πŸ˜›

  72. Esther N

    ooowhh…you gotta be kiiiiiddding me!!! o_O
    It’s like Fear Factor!! XD

  73. Esther N,
    Hahahha, best right!? πŸ˜›

  74. Esther N

    lol…was it nice then?
    did you get like tummy ache after that? XD

    ryc – You were there? which one? Hennesy or Poppy?

  75. Esther N,
    Very nice, no tummy ache! It was awesome!

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