Eating grasshoppers in Uganda

Grasshoppers, known in Uganda as nsenene, are a tasty treat eaten all throughout the country. They are plucked of their wings and legs and cooked. The grasshopper (nsenene) season is from November to December. They are eaten cooked as they are, or sometimes with added onions and other ingredients. Nsenene can be found in the markets and from street vendors during the grasshopper season.

As a foreigner trying these for the first time I was hesitant at first, but came to enjoy them very much. Grasshoppers do not have a strong flavor. They do not have a strong flavor, gaining only a slight nutty flavor from the fats/oils contained within the grasshopper bodies. I look forward to November to once again enjoy this snack.

cooking and eating grasshoppers in uganda