Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gusanos On The Menu

When in Rome, do as the Romans. Right? During my trip to Oaxaca for  Day of the Dead this year, I was lucky to stop by Casa Oaxaca, a local restaurant, catering to foreigners, just off the Andador Turistico, just behind the Iglesia de Santo Domingo.   

Tostada de Gusanos de Maguey, Chapulines, and Chicatanas at Casa Oaxaca.

For starters, I had to try the most exotic food on their menu. So how about this for an appetizer? It's a large tostada with Maguey worms, Chicatana Ants, and Chapulines (grasshoppers) all toasted along with guacamole, grasshopper sauce, radishes, and other stuff I cannot remember now.  I had to try this Oaxacan delicacy. Wow, it was crunchy! 

Tomato Salad at Casa Oaxaca

Don't worry, I did get my serving of vegetables in a yummy tomato salad with a light vinaigrette. I also indulged in chocolate. Of course, I was in Oaxaca and I had to try everything, and I do mean everything.  Needless to say, I broke my plant-based, no sugar, no salt, no dairy diet... I'll leave that for another blog.  

Chocolate Dessert at Casa Oaxaca

So whaddaya say, wanna join me in Oaxaca next year?


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