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Bugger That: An Insect Cafe for Silkworms and Ants in HKV

Kasturi posted on 01 April

Ten-Second Takeaway

An insect pop-up cafe is coming to HKV to bug you with their Ant Samosas and Scorpion Salads. We're so intrigued, and so disgusted.

Antsy Much?

For those who didn’t know, you’ve been eating germs and insects in the form of prawns, lobsters and yeast for a while now. And your worst {in some cases, the opposite} nightmares are coming alive at a stall inside the main HKV fort ruins. Complete with picnic tables and chairs, the pop-up has already gotten all the necessary permissions to set up shop for a couple of weeks in the area.

Opening to previews in the second week of April, the place will be serving insect skewers with the likes of locusts, silkworms, and grasshoppers {mmm crunchy!}.

Drink Your Fill

We also had a pretty good look at their drinks menu and are quite surprised with the variety they have on display there. Most drinks are your usual cocktails, while some are infused with pickled prawns or with insects of your choice. Shudder.

For those looking for mains, there will be insect steaks in barbeque sauce and lots of ‘normal’ chicken and meat dishes that only have a peppering on insects for garnish.

Strict Instructions!

It must be said here that almost all of the dishes are available without insects too, but you have to reserve your table and instruct the cafe in advance. The owners want to make sure that Dilliwalahs who want to try something new should be making their way to this pop-up.

We’re lining up for their preview soon, and we hope to see you there!

When: Apr 1 - 15

Where: Hauz Khas Fort, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas 

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am - 10pm

Note: Hey! While we're hoping that this comes true soon, this post was entirely some light-heartedness on the occasion of April 1. Happy April Fool's!

Featured image courtesy: Bugs Cafe