Fancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFPFancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Fancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Japanese ramen with insects, from a chef who wants crickets, caterpillars and silkworm to be seen as delicacies, not a ‘last resort’

  • As a child, Yuto Shinohara spent most of his time catching grasshoppers and cicadas and would eat them in secret
  • Covid-19 spoiled his plans to open an insect cuisine restaurant in Tokyo; instead, his team designed a pack of cricket ramen that can be cooked at home
Topic |   Food and Drinks
Fancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFPFancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Fancy cricket flavoured ramen? Bug enthusiast Yuto Shinohara is planning on normalising insect cuisine in Japan – he wants to open up a restaurant that serves insects in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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