Tube grubs are a larva-like organism eaten live as a delicacy by the Ferengi. It seems that, traditionally, tube grubs are to be served chilled ( : " DS9 ").
The Nagus Joseph Sisko considered offering Cajun-style tube grubs at his restaurant, Sisko's, in New Orleans in 2372. Although Joseph Sisko said he would have to cook them, which Nog found odd. ( : " DS9 ")
Contrary to human foods, tube grubs are preferred when cold, before they become warm.
Ishka offered to make tube grubs for Quark and even pre-chew them, when he visited her in 2373, but Quark stated he'd never liked her grubs. ( : " DS9 ")
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Benjamin Sisko once cooked pureed tube grubs for his son and Nog in late 2373. Jake enjoyed them until he found out what they were. ( : " DS9 ")
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According to a line cut from
: " DS9 ", tube grubs can also be served with millipede Family Business sauce.
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Tube grubs resemble the food eaten by Starfleet Command personnel while under the control of the
alien neural parasites in : " TNG " because both props used mealworms.