Tokyo restaurant serves insect ramen

Curious cuisine enthusiasts lined up outside Tokyo's ramen restaurant Nagi on Sunday, April 9th to try ramen served with insects.

At the one-day event, the restaurant served "insect tsukemen", where customers dip the noodles into the soup of their choice, containing either crickets, grasshoppers and silkworm powder.

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An 'Insect tsukemen' ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets is placed on a customer's table at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A waiter serves 'insect tsukemen' ramen noodle to a customer at "Ramen Nagi" restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer smiles as she eats an 'Insect tsukemen' ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer takes pictures of an 'Insect tsukemen' ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Worms are seen at a kitchen while a chef fries the worms and other insects for making 'insect tsukemen' ramen noodles at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A chef places worms and crickets on a noodle as he serves 'insect tsukemen' noodle at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Crickets in a pot are seen after being cooked as a soup for 'insect tsukemen' at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People stand in a line to enter 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant for a one-day event serving 'insect tsukemen' ramen noodles in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer eats an 'Insect tsukemen' ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, Japan April 9, 2017. Picture taken on April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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The recipe was created after the success of the 'cricket ramen' event last year, headed by both Nagi's restaurant manager and Yuta Shinohara, who organises insect-eating events and wants to promote eating insects in Japan and the rest of the world.

A full meal consists of insect ramen, a bowl of rice with crickets, spring rolls with fried worms and ice cream flavoured with insect powder.

The event organizer said 100 bowls of insect ramen were served, which were all sold out by the end of lunch time.

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