I have seen these maggots like fresh cordyceps sold in supermarket but never have the inclination to buy them because they really look like maggots. But the other day, the old gentleman in Pulau Tikus market talked me into it to give it a try.
So, I boiled the soup with some red dates, yuk chok and meat.
The fresh cordyceps has little flavour and it doesn’t taste ‘floury’ like what I expected it. However, it makes a nice, clear soup.
The soup ready boiled.
And here is my maggot rice. Lucky the size of the cordyceps is rather huge so it doesn’t give me the creepy crawly feeling. Otherwise, I will not even look at them, what more buy and boil soup with it.