Korean can of Silkworm Pupa Bugs

Korean Boiled Silkworm Pupa which is normally called Beondegi (번데기) is one of Koreans more unique and interesting snacks. It’s considered very health by some for it’s basically 100% protein content but others hate it for it’s strange smell and “natural” taste (putting it politely). However it’s popular enough to be able to find it in most convenience stores and local supermarkets. The cans range in price but are normally less than 2000 ($2) each. It’s something worthwhile trying if you’re in Korea, more for the experience than the taste.

Pictures of a can of Korean Boiled Silkworm Pupa

Korean can of Silkworm Pupa Korean can of Silkworm Pupa Bondaeggi Korean can of Silkworm Pupa Bugs

Also here is a of picture of it for sale on the streets of Seoul;

Beondegi on Sale in Seoul

More Information on Beondegi / 번데기

Here is a video of someone trying street Beondegi;

Blog Post;

A Similar Post also on Canned Silkwork Pupa / Beondegi


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