Now the tourism ministry in Oman definitely doesn't promote this, but Oman totally does have weird snacks, depending on the region. You will likely never be offered these as an expat in Oman, except as a joke but...
I was telling my husband, that I kind of miss different potatoe chip flavours from back home, like 'barbecue" and "dill pickle". He thought that dill pickle potatoe chips sounded disgusting. However, my husband does miss an old Interior/Dhakliyia snack of roasted locusts. Apparently.
Yes, you heard me. Roasted locusts.
Mmmm. Yum. So much less weird than any flavour of potatoe chips, right?
In the Interior they also used to cook/roast up this bug:
For which, I am glad.
Along the coast here in Muscat and Al Batinah, dried lemon flavoured sardines were an old-time favourite, which always made me want to retch.
I buy them...but for my cats.
But it does get weirder...
Yeah. Tastes bad to me.
...But still better than the idea of locusts or bugs... I dunno. Maybe chocolate covered locusts would be fine. But like, dried lemon and chili flavoured-roasted locusts? Probably couldn't swallow it even to be polite.
Like the tongue or any brain part of an Eid shuwa. I can put it in my mouth. Chew. Smile...
...First chance I get I spit it out and dispose of it. Toddlers are awesome. They usually love 'tongue'.