I Ate Julia

Further to my last post I can add to the list of new things I have eaten in China. In my last post I mentioned jellyfish and scorpion. Now I can add a big fat beetle called Zhiliao (pronounced “julia”). They can be heard in the trees making a loud noise like a power-saw.



Before trying them I had stop thinking about what they look like. I kept telling myself it was no worse than a prawn, just culturally ‘different’. My Chinese friends will wonder what all the fuss is about, but believe me, we do not normally eat this sort of thing in the UK.

Once I had tried one I decided I like them so much I had a lot of them.

3 thoughts on “I Ate Julia

  1. I think I saw some of those on a film with John Hurt. As I remember, one of them burst out of his stomach when he was least expecting it.

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