On top of noodles with sandworm sauce, another adventurous food is competing at the APEC Summit in Bangkok this month: cricket ice cream.
The cricket ice cream is one of several “future foods” competing in the “plate to planet” competition.
The competition’s website describes the ice cream, called ProTim Magnet, as a Magnum-style ice cream. It is made with crickets, ginger protein, rice milk, peas, and coconut milk.
ProTim Magnet is high in protein and vitamin B, the website says. It is also said to focus on local raw materials for sustainability. Protim Magnet’s description goes on to say…
“ProTim Magnet is available as a ready-made bar, and can also be broken down into finished powder that consumers can use to make desserts to eat by themselves.”
The dishes selected for the event include:
- Spicy rice and chickpea salad with vegetables in five colours
- Egg-white ramen
- Kale and passion fruit sherbet
- Vegan steamed fish in red curry
- Khanom Chan or layer sweet cake with less sugar and more fibres and probiotics
- Plant-based croquettes with red curry
- Ice cream made from crickets’ protein
- Noodles with sandworm sauce
The noodles with sandworm sauce was the idea of a food design team named Gifted Taste. The official name for them is Thai Style Noodles with OmegaBalaz Sauce.
Would you be brave enough to try crickets or sandworms?
Until November 13, you can vote for your favourite future food HERE.
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