The NY Post says Murder Hornets have been consumed as a delicacy in Japan for many years. Tokyo foodies are known to eat the insects in various dishes with steamed rice. Some restaurants have turned Murder Hornets into alcoholic drinks.
Chef Joseph Yoon says, “People have compared it to a popcorn-y flavor without the butter. Depending on how you prepare it, it can have different flavors. For example, marinated larvae of these Japanese hornets will take on the flavor of the submersion liquid.”