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RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by rusky » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:48 pm

Like you had a plate full Rusky :hmz: No thanks My Kruger Experience has nothing to do with Mopani Worms


@MG......Actually I haven't had any :D

But that's why I just HAVE TO GO BACK :dance:

@Micetta Mopani worms would have to be an acquired taste. They are the caterpillars of the Emperor Moth. They live o the leaves of the mopane tree.

The worms are hand picked or shaken off the trees. The local collector’s squeeze the Caterpillars to remove their bright green ‘guts’ and then they are cooked in a cauldron of salty water until the water has evaporated, they are then dried in the Hot African Sun. Once dried, they can be stored for many months. Their protein content is three times that of beef, weight for weight, and they are traditionally cooked in a stew containing tomatoes and onions.

The biggest worms have the best flavour as they contain more fat ; the texture is similar to tofu or soya meat and they taste a little like dried fish, but they seem to soak up the flavour of whatever they are cooked with. Mopane’s can also be eated as they are as a snack like, ‘jerky’.


Yes I was pulling your leg .....but as they say one mans food is anothers poison. I can't stand vegemite (marmite). :tongue:
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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by Micetta » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:31 pm

Thank you Rusky. I will try a mopani worm, one, next time in Kruger :lol:

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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by rusky » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:42 pm

Micetta wrote:Thank you Rusky. I will try a mopani worm, one, next time in Kruger :lol:


ONE?


Micetta is a wuss (scaredy cat). Micetta is a wuss! :twisted:
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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by Micetta » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:38 pm

rusky wrote:
Micetta wrote:Thank you Rusky. I will try a mopani worm, one, next time in Kruger :lol:


ONE?


Micetta is a wuss (scaredy cat). Micetta is a wuss! :twisted:

:tongue: A wuss must be something very nice, brave and good looking,
right :huh:

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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by rusky » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:02 am

rusky wrote:A wuss must be something very nice, brave and good looking,
right


Micetta is dreaming! micetta is dreaming! :whistle:

Hey Rat Pack! Where's the next instalment. Micetta an I have eaten enough Mopani worms waiting :lol:
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Re: RATPACK - Mission Completed!!!

Unread post by fieryneck » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:37 am

What a great report! You guys have done a wonderful job of expressing what the Kruger Park experience is like...

Please tell me there are more installments :pray:

I hope there's at least 1 BIG Impala herd photo! :wink:
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