Typhoon is perhaps the best-known purveyor of insects in LA, and it’s the only one in town with an actual insect section on the menu. Go for the gold with the mild Singapore-style scorpions on shrimp toast or Taiwanese crickets, stir-fried in garlic, chili pepper, and basil. Sometimes there are ants and silkworm pupae on the menu as well. The creepy crawlies are proudly featured within a menu of delicacies from the Pacific Rim, including Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean, and Burmese cuisines, so you can ease yourself into the plunge with some tried-and-true favorites.
Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA, USA, +1 310 390 6565