Health Center meets Flying Food – Video

This title could have many meanings. Oberabic is a top performing health center at the moment, and its deep in the village amongst the Lamogi tribe. Lamogi are famous for eating bats, but that’s not the flying food here.

The name “Oberabic” means “5 mosquitos”, so it could have been a play on words. But the flying food here is White Ants, a delicacy in Northern Uganda. This is the biggest loot of White Ants I have seen yet, and in addition to the creepy crawlies, you get a taste of the environment in Oberabic.


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12 Responses to Health Center meets Flying Food – Video

  1. What a huge haul! Impressive! For consumption or selling? You should put your ear up to the bucket, it sounds amazing! Love the translation of apwoyo to be ‘cheers’ – that’s just awesome!

    • ntlaing says:

      Both consumption and selling I think. They had a huge pot, a bucket, half a basin and the mat full of them. Haha, yeah Apwoyo means a lot of things, doesn’t it. Sometimes I think translators make people seem a bit ‘dull’ by translating rigidly. Cheers is entirely accurate in that case 😉

  2. bro stop it. you’re making me hungry.

  3. Rose Francis says:

    Hi Nick & Tessa,

    So good to receive your regular updates. Very interesting, and to see the hot dry land while we drift into chilly winter, is such a contrast. Actually, it’s Autumn, but after weeks of glorious warm weather, we’ve been hit with an icy blast off the Antarctic ice, and it’s a shock to the system. Wonderful leaf-colour and fall, and all the crops are great. i’ve been busy with my own foraging along the river bank. While the dogs are snuffling around, I’m collecting walnuts, wild mushrooms, and today, 3 fat wind-fallen quinces. Earlier i gather elderflowers to make cordial, and later elderberries.

    I’ve enjoyed writing and editing our church magazine, 12 pages, quarterly, and our Autumn edition was handed out yesterday., I’ve found it energising to be writing to deadlines again, after years as a journalist for Singapore Straits Times. Honey (my golden retriever) is still destructive and very strong. She’s very friendly, and loves life. She and little Sammy romp and play and tear up the garden on a daily basis. My last cat is ailing, and on Prednisone to try and get some appetite (I’m also on Prednisone, for a chest infection and asthma. Toffee’s cost more than mine!) His heart rate is way too fast, and his liver enzymes are elevated. We’ve had 3 vet visits in a fortnight, blood tests and 3 weeks on antibiotics. But he’s pretty weak now, and I hate force-feeding him with pills.

    I’ve had great news. My son Tim, and wife Kirstie (both doctors in Norwich) are migrating to NZ. They will be staying with me over Christmas and New Year.! they have two gorgeous children, aged 4 & 2. God is good, and he is granting me the desires of my heart.

    May God bless you and encourage you in your ministry and mission work. You are on the ‘front line’ and we are covering you with prayer. We had Rob Harely preach yesterday. A powerful message about what he learned about life while dying.

    Love & prayers, Rose

  4. We wanted to see you eating one!! Tasty??

  5. Well?- what’s your verdict? A potential ingredient for My Kitchen Rules?

    • ntlaing says:

      Hi Dorothy! In “My Kitchen Rules” Uganda, I think it would probably feature every month. There’s at least 5 different ways of preparing them!

  6. Shirley & Neil McNabb says:

    Yum! Fried they are lovely and crisp on top of soya beans and rice.

  7. Lesley Smith says:

    Wow!… did you try them?

    Lesley Smith
    Personnel Director

    78 Peterborough Street, PO Box 25098, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
    Ph +64 3 377 2222 Ext 6

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