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  • In New York, the Mexican restaurant Toloache offers $11 chapulines tacos: two tacos stuffed with Oaxacan-style dried grasshoppers.

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  • Let's not get too general when talking about chapulines, as they are pretty much unheard of in northern México and evince about the same response in norteños as they do in the majority of gringos.

    Chapitas..........I Think?

  • That should be chapulín farm: chapulín (sing.), chapulines (pl.).

    Chapitas..........I Think?

  • Maybe in ancient times in Mexico, chapulines were an inexpensive source of protein in the diet of the common people. mazbook1

    Chapitas..........I Think?

  • It's a mescal mix rimmed with salt and chapulines, which are crickets.


  • Nopales, camarones, and supposedly (tho 'I've never seen it) even chapulines grace this impressive menu of morphing wonders.


  • "Because so many insects were eaten in Meso-American Oaxaca, we've taken the crispy crunchy chapulines, the crickets, and we chop them very fine and we mix them in with a very high quality salt for the rim of the glass.



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  • Chapulines, plural for chapulín, are grasshoppers of the genus Sphenarium, that are commonly eaten in certain areas of Mexico. The term is specific to Mexico and Central America, and derives from the Nahuatl word chapolin t͡ʃaˈpolin (singular) or chapolimeh t͡ʃapoˈlimeʔ

    January 13, 2018