Edible Manchurian Scorpions
Scientific Name: Mesobuthus martensii
(also known as Edible Armor Tailed Scorpions)
- Unique Cake Decoration Idea!
- Unexpected Party Favor
- Shocking Menu Item
These small and dramatic scorpions definitely have the ‘WOW‘ factor. Imagine a salad with a few scorpions sprinkled in, cupcakes with real scorpions on top, Jello with scorpions encased inside. There are so many ways you can use scorpions to shock and amaze your family and friends. It’s no surprise that in Las Vegas, scorpion shots are popular.
Some say Manchurian Scorpions taste like shrimp, others say the taste is unique and has to be experienced.
But, aren’t they venomous?
Manchurian Scorpions are venomous when they are alive but soon after they die, the poison goes inert and can no longer harm you. A lot of people even eat them whole, stinger and all. Although, most like to remove the stinger before they eat them.
Here’s your opportunity to try one. This is a new food for North America. Scorpions currently have the ‘it factor’ for contemporary cuisine.