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Home » Articles » Destinations » Africa » Zimbabwe: Don't Eat Fried Worms
Zimbabwe: Don't Eat Fried Worms
Submitted by Amber on 2007-04-11 11:36:59 (via
“If you ever have a chance to savor this delicacy, heed my advice and DON’T DO IT! Eating a Mopani worm was the most disgusting thing I have ever done in my life.” If you want to know what the resulting disappointment it is compared to, read this article. I’m too embarrassed to tell you.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-29 07:24:22
The worms are quite nice and nutricious
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-29 07:41:04
For real, that worm got my stomach turning
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-01 02:15:31
trust me i am a zimbabwean and i dont like mopani worms but i have tasted them and they are not disgusting at all please dont say that about my countries tradtional meals how would you feel if someone said that about yours
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-29 11:51:00
the things people do for certificates.anyway um zimbabwean and when i started reading ur article i was a bit lost about these worms you were talking about and then i saw your the photo and then it all made sense.its not so bad,i think the taste is all psychological to all you tourists but to some of us its food.i have eaten these worms and trust when i say they are not that bad.but ofcourse people are different
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-01 10:12:21
These are very nice worms dont imagine a worm that you use for fishing nah it might be close to a caterpillar . I LOVE THEM
Langathani S Zimbabwe
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-02 06:43:08
This is rediculous! i stay in Zimbabwe and i have never eaten anything like fried worms in Zimbawe or in the restaurant. I think that is better to respect one's culture and so forth. something can be disgusting for you and not for all the people, so do not generalize things, what you like i personally do not like. So, do not write about something you do not know.
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Submitted by Darkchild on 2008-03-03 08:34:38
fried worms are called MADORA in shona Zimbabwe's local language.They are delicious if prepared well It very unfortunate for someone who eats it when no cooked well
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Submitted by ezikamagebhula on 2008-03-04 06:32:25
the story about the caterpillar sounds rather too unfair I mean she ate the caterpillars for the first time and didn't like them but that is not plausible enough ground to launch such an angry tirade.The caterpillars are quite nice and I have enjoyed them since like I don't know when -mebbe she came across badly prepared ones coz there are more of a tribal delicacy [ the Ndebeles and also Kalangas] and in certain areas of the country the people there are not well 'schooled' in preparing them!
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-05 05:15:18
im zimbabwean and personally i eat those worms (cooked right that is) if you found them disgusting well thats your cup of tea, keep it to yourself.. you make it seem as though we only eat worms in this country? we dont go around critisizing your food eg crabs,snails, lobster. i can tell you what i think about those but i wont. zim is beautiful and worms are healthy and nutrious your loss..
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-17 07:22:17
I Love Those Worms and I Love and appreciate dishes from other cultures. I know people that would not be caught dead eating prawns or sushi, but they LOVE mopani worms. Each to his own guys. It's stupid to try and convince people not to eat stuff because YOU don't like it. But hey... What do we know, we're only Africans who thrive on mucous tasting worms.
Respect other cultures.
Submitted by tyizzur on 2008-04-04 06:59:52
ehh the womanz arent that bad.infact they arent bad at all.but they aint something youd make your staple meal.they are good as snacks...
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2012-07-09 12:55:27
these worms are delicious just like sausages, you need to know how to prepare them.
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