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Would You Eat a Scorpion?

I recently went to China, and while in Beijing I stopped at the infamous street food market. I wasn't sure what to snack on, but since I'll try anything once, and had a slight obsession with Survivorman, I eventually settled for a deep fried scorpion. It was warm and crunchy, with a little tender meaty morsel in the center. And, most surprisingly, it wasn't that bad. In fact, I'd eat it again. How about you, would you ever eat a scorpion?

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hanmeng hanmeng 8 years
When I had them they had been deep fried whole, with the stingers still on. I don't know if they were treated in any special way, but I assumed the stingers had lost their sting. The problem with the stinger is that it was the hardest part to crunch through. Otherwise I recall that the rest of the body was crunchy like a potato chip and slightly fishy.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
No way, it's not for me - I am chicken
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 8 years
You're brave! I can't pass the fact that it's a.... Scorpion!! But when it comes to spicy food, I'm in! hooh Hot hooh Hot!
Valynn Valynn 8 years
I'd try it, no money involved as long as the person doing the cooking knows what they are doing. I'll try anything once..isn't life about the adventure?
No way. I seen a scorpion for the 1st time this past summer, it was dead, and that was all the closeness I need with them.
calamari calamari 8 years
Sitting here safely at my desk, I can say that I would. But if it was right in front of me, I might wimp out.
darlene darlene 8 years
amkc amkc 8 years
I'm a vegetarian. No animals are being eaten by this chick.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 8 years
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Oh my goodness NO! Just the thought makes my skin crawl....ewwwwwwww.
Powerpuffgirl Powerpuffgirl 8 years
I'm with blairbear...I live in AZ too and see enough of these. It'd be kinda weird too since I'm a scorpio...bad karma if I ate one?? Both my sisters have been stung by scorpions so I know to STAY AWAY! I voted "probably not, but if coerced..." because I might do it for money. Curiosity and adventure are not enough to make me try them with no cash as an incentive!!
leztnerp leztnerp 8 years
Will someone elaborate on the poisonous factor? Do they take that part off? Are they seasoned, or is it just crunching up a cooked scorpion? Not sure. If coerced properly, I could be made to. Sounds better than grasshoppers in Oaxaca.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
YES! totally! as long as the stingers are gone...
chynablue chynablue 8 years
I hear they are crunchy... I would eat one, but not the stinger. Does that count?
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Sure, I'll eat anything as long as: 1. someone else has eaten it and didn't die 2. someone else has eaten it and liked it 3. and, it's cooked.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
2 words: HELL NO!
ylatan ylatan 8 years
i'm veg, so no way. and yes, they count as meat. totally counts. totally.
emalove emalove 8 years
Wouldn't even consider it...
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
When I went to Cambodia, these women had deep-fried tarantulas for sale and let's just say their furry little bodies did not make my mouth water. Scorpions, though? I love soft-shelled crab and other creepy-crawlies, why not? It's protein!
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Wait, do you eat the stinger too?
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I wouldn't do it. I'm horribly unadventurous when it comes to food. My best friend has a picture very similar to this one, only it's one scorpion and one potato bug on a stick. :sick: Pass.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
Caterpillar girl: Yes, a bug would be considered meat. There would not be a lot of meat on a scorpion, but bugs are not part of a vegetarian diet. Just google "scorpion meat" if you are curious.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
I thought scorpions were poisonous?
dannysf dannysf 8 years
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