Photo Friday – Snacking in Bangkok, Thailand

5 Apr

Mmmm….fried bugs.  You can find carts full of fried bugs all over SE Asia.  Apparently they are not only filling, but can be really healthy for you.  Some seem like they’d be more horrible to eat than others (see the giant cockroach?) whereas others are so crispy that they just taste like a very well done french fry.   One thing I didn’t know about eating bugs is that in Thailand, most of these critters are raised in captivity for the sole purpose of being sold as snacks.   Yum!

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10 Responses to “Photo Friday – Snacking in Bangkok, Thailand”

  1. Kristin W. April 6, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    Your food pics usually make me hungry. This was doesn’t however. 🙂 Did you try any? We ate a grub worm thingy in Zimbabwe. It was chewy.

    • Ashley April 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

      I can’t deal with the chewy things…but I would have made Justin eat one!

  2. Kristin W. April 6, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Oops, I mean “one” not was. Sorry, I’ll blame that typo on the jet-leg. 🙂

  3. freedman121 April 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Yeah I’ve heard about the health factor of insects as well, something about the high protein to low fat content? I’m not sure I’m an adventurous enough eater though to try eating them…

    • Ashley April 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Generally I don’t even want to look at the bugs, and in this case I didn’t eat any, but Justin did some sampling and said it wasn’t too bad.

  4. Lindsay April 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    That’s just something I couldn’t bring myself to try!

    • Ashley April 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

      I don’t blame you! These suckers were pretty big, definitely more than one bite in most cases.

  5. Gregory Peters April 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Nothing like a tasty roadside snack… Even a crunchy bug has some appeal under the right conditions!

    • Ashley April 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      So true! In our case those conditions included at least a few large beers…

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