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Insect-topped noodles sell out in Tokyo

By Reuters | China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-11 07:20

TOKYO - Curious Japanese foodies queued up outside a Tokyo restaurant for a taste of a rare dish - ramen garnished with deep-fried worms and crickets.

Within about four hours, the Ramen Nagi restaurant had sold out of the 100 bowls of "insect tsukemen" noodles it had prepared for Sunday's single-day event.

The noodles were topped with about a dozen small crickets and mealworms, which customers then dipped into soups flavored with crickets, grasshoppers, or silkworm powder.

Insect-topped noodles sell out in Tokyo

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