From my research, they are eaten in Northern Taiwan(please see below) but I haven’t been able to find a single location. Can someone here please help me?
“Giant isopods are of little interest to most commercial fisheries owing to the typical scarcity of catches and because ensnared isopods are usually scavenged beyond marketability before they are recovered. However, in northern Taiwan and other areas, they are not uncommon at seaside restaurants, served boiled and bisected with a clean lateral slice.”
Though you might surprised at the local bugs eaten. Aside from the normal stuff like squid, prawns, clams etc, things like crickets, bee larva and snails amongst others are pretty socially acceptable here. We are no se asia or Africa yet, but we are also far more open than many western countries who are coming around to the realities of protein sustainability
really? i’ve only seen a few night market stands that sold insects,bugs etc but i never saw anyone actually buying anything there. and i never met someone here who’d crave for crispy crickets or whatever. those stands looked to me more like a freak show or a test of courage
I have no idea what these giant aquatic woodlice are, but go to a fish market and ask. It will take a few days, but at the right price they will source them. If you can’t do it yourself get a Taiwanese friend to ask. Then you may get it cheaper.