“You have got to be kidding me! You want me to eat what?”

Kikirapu! The giant maggot looking creature sat in Caleb’s hand only inches from my face. It is also known as a sago grub. Kikirapu makes its home in the sago trees which are a main part of the coastal Papua New Guinean diet, so naturally it, too, is a component of PNG nourishment.

I looked at the grub. Looked at Caleb…

(All photos are taken by Gerald Bengessar.)