A restaurant in Johannesburg, Gramadoelas, gives diners the chance to see how South African food reflects the diversity of its people. The most stomach-turning option on the menu is Mopane worms.
(Seemingly this worm is a favourite among the Venda ethnic group clustered mostly in northern South Africa. It is thicker and hairier than most worms, as it is actually a caterpillar named after the tree it eats.
Allegedly it’s an acquired taste (no surprises there) and according to those who have tried it the texture and taste resembles that of cardboard (I’ll just take their word for it). Preparation: After its innards are squeezed out, the worms are boiled and sun-dried. Yum)