The appearance is not pleasing to the eye, but this insect becomes a mouth-watering specialty for gourmets. For each pound sold, millions of dongs are earned.
Ca Cuong (Lethcerus indicus) (also known as a cinnamon worm, Lethcerus indicus) is a type of swimming legume insect that usually lives in lakes, ponds, lagoons, and rice fields. During the day they are active in the water and at night they can fly to the ground to find food.
Ca Cuong (Lethcerus indicus) has a flattened, leaf-shaped body with a dull yellow or earthy brown color. When young, the appearance of this insect is very similar to a cockroach when the body is about 8cm long, has brown cockroach wings, many black lines, two big eyes and a sharp mouth that sucks food.
Ca Cuong (Lethcerus indicus) is an insect of the swimming leg family, usually living in lakes, ponds, lagoons and rice fields..
Under the chest, right near the back, there will be two small tubes called vesicles. The bag contains an aromatic substance that smells similar to cinnamon, which is Ca Cuong essential oil. In males, this gland is more developed than in females. The price of this essential oil is quite high in the market. With a small bottle of 5ml, the price is up to 250,000 VND.
Ca Cuong are sold for 50,000 VND/male and 40,000 VND/female? Mainly customers buy to enjoy or take essential oils as spices. From time to time, many people also buy Ca Cuong, bring it back to extract essential oils, and store them in sealed jars for gradual use. Just add 1-2 drops to the bowl of dipping sauce each time to enhance the taste.
Ca Cuong are sold for 50,000 VND/male, 40,000 VND/female.Because the price of Ca Cuong is expensive, most retail customers only buy a few to a dozen. Only very few people order half a kilo or a kilo at a time..
Ca cuong eggs cost 300,000 VND / loaf.Illustration.
In addition to selling commercial Ca Cuong, Ca Cuong seeds are also sold for 250,000 VND/pair, eggs are 300,000 VND/pack. Because the price of Ca Cuong is expensive, most retail customers only buy a few to a dozen. Only very few people order half a kilo or a kilo at a time.
Although the appearance of Ca Cuong is somewhat unappealing, when it is processed into a dish, many people consider it a delicious and strange dish. Although appears in rivers and fields, Ca Cuong is still famous in Ha Thanh land in the past, associated with many typical dishes of the capital such as bun thang, bun cha, Banh Cuon, …
Keyword: Vietnamese specialties are ‘rare and hard to find because they only live in swamps, costing millions-dong/of kg