Just recently, TXT‘s Hueningkai baffled international fans when he discussed his favorite soup on Weverse: pupa soup.
The soup is a common street food served in South Korea called “Beondegi”, literally “pupa”. It is made from silkworm pupae (essentially young silkworms) and can either be served as a soup such as how Hueningkai has it or steamed/boiled and served in a cup with a toothpick.
If you’re disgusted by this snack, no worries! Although the snack is common, many Koreans dislike it. Some Korean comments from the post were: “Wow… I can’t eat beondegi to save my life”, “OMG I bet international fans are like, what is that… is he eating bugs..? Hahahaha”, and “It is tasty, but when you get older you realize what it is and you think too much about it…”
Here are some mixed reactions from international fans.
no but i wanna try that pupa soup cause it's hueningkai's favourite food and like i eat fried crickets so it shouldn't be that different ;-;
— lalay (@_JUNGW0N) January 8, 2021
ik hueningkai like pupa soup but idk it looks like that 😭😭😭
— ❈ nad (@S00KAIBF) January 8, 2021
Ngl I almost throw up but as long as hueningkai is happy, I would buy him all the pupa he wants 🥺 also let's focus on his pretty hand wow his nails are so perfect (jealous) pic.twitter.com/3KGZjcRhqI
— caRMen ‧₊✜˚.⁷ (slow) (@tyunningsoobing) January 8, 2021
What do you think of this interesting soup? Would you try it?