Who gets to decide if a food is ‘gross’?

Cha ruoi, or sandworm pancake, is a well-known seasonal delicacy in northern Vietnam.

It is also a dish that has commonly been labelled “gross”, or “disgusting” by foreigners unused to the idea of wiggling worms as their meal.

Join HyoJin Park and Joi lee as they taste cha ruoi for the first time and ask what it means to assign judgments to certain foods.


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