Arguably Seoul's most memorable and most exotic street snack, buhn-deh-ghee (silkworm larvae) are pure protein. If you've ever had boiled peanuts, they're quite similar! They're a snacking ritual in the Korean capital, so sooner or later, if you get to know any locals, they'll buy you some, generously insisting that you try the healthy specialty, just to see your face as you chow down on the steamed chrysalis.
By Joseph Cyr, AFAR Local Expert
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