View Poll Results: Do You Eat Insects? Or kiss Gals That Do?

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    I suppose you could eat just about anything if you fry it--bugs, shoes, roadkill, small pillows whatever. It was quite vogue among the bumbag set to eat deep fried Twinkies a few years ago in my hometown.

    Here's a pic (with a crushed Oreo topper):

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    Snails i love em, tasty, Escargo, a few years back use to go to a famous steak house in Pattaya, i would always order snails to start, then go onto a Nice juicy T-Bone, wife and i eat here quite often untill something put me off.

    Went to the outside concrete shithouse, there were 2 thai guys there collecting Snails in a basket off the side of the pan and around the toilet area.

    Put me off snails for life.

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    Escargo, snails, in Italian and Chinese Food. Delicious. Here just out side of Korat my wife and her family get these big black looking beetles and cook them up. I ate some once and that was enough for me. Fried grass hoppers are nice for a snack. Except for escargo I really prefer a steak.

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    Had a few of these when i was pissed didn't have much flavour if i remember right overpowerd by the manky oil used to fry them in.

    Also had some Dancing prawn or shrimp a while back imo little raw prawns marinated in chilli taste a bit like watery chilli.
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    Well i like sweetbreads, wife always says to me if you can eat those you will eat anything, she thinks it is disgusting.

    Some of the insects are quite tasty.

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    I keep birds( feathered ones!) and they love bugs of any sort . Asked the local "passing by the bar" bug vendor for a kilo of live ones next time he came by. No can do - they are already dead before he gets them .
    Apparently they spray the lalang ( long grass) with some cheap insecticide and then rake the little buggers out !
    If you eat bugs and glow in the dark you know what causes it !

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    I think it helps if you are drunk before trying the Thai bush tucker challenge.

    Tried the grasshoppers, witchety grub thingies, ants and the big waterbugs. There is a distinct bad smell to the hot oil on these bug carts.

    I got frowned upon for leaving the heads and legs on the grasshoppers - the Thais take them off (buddhist thing?)


    Some big waterbugs that I bought off a cart in Jomtien:



    Ex-gik eating the waterbug:

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    Jomtien insect eating food cart

    Here we have another lovely insect food cart, this one was in Jomtien.



    Grasshoppers.



    Some big beasty beetle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    witchety grub thingies
    Silk worm grubs

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    ^ That's the ones.!... They aren't too bad as a bar snack to go along with the sangsom soda...

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    My preferance is grasshoppers. Also I like the small crabs dug up in the rice fields.

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    I loved the video of the lady eating the praying mantis. Like a good lady she played with it before she put it into her mouth and then....swallowed the lot!

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    It's that time of year now when we eat ant eggs. Mix them up in an omelete. 10 B for a small bowl. Sorry no picture though.

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    I have eaten bamboo worms. They taste like pine nuts about the same consistency when chewed and quite good with beer. Being drunk helps to.

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    I do have to say that I have no problem eating the grasshopers (sky prawns) taste sort of like pork rinds. However the crickets have a totally different taste, sort of a nasty, bitter flavor to them that I don't care for. The scorpion didn't taste bad, however the shell was too thick and crunchy for me to really get into eating them. Bit expensive too, more of a "puts hair on your chest" kind of thing than a pig out food. Ate the caterpillars too once when I was drunk, sweet flavor but they have a rather unappealing look to them. Never tried any of the other variety of insects on the cart though and cockroaches are where I draw the line. Also I don't want to eat to large a serving as I hear they have been killed with insecticide and don't want to get too large an exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I even started offering to buy passing Thais some scorpions, not one took me up on the offer, now that would have been a picture and a half, next time I will buy some and leave them on tables in the dark bars and that, probably give some old git a heart attack


    Great idea, not the heart attack mind!

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    I only draw the line with maang da!!



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    She's Khmer. You can tell because that is a traditional Khmer scarf on her head called a 'Krama'.

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    Are any of these bugs poisonous?
    I guess the spiders are stir fried?
    I was given waht I thought was beer nuts in Beijing delicious ,told it was flash fre silk worm !

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    Yuck. Dont like.

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    The grasshoppers and silkworms are the only ones I've tried, tasty like pork scratchings A drink of water helps too, the insects are really salty! What other insects taste good? I've heard the waterbugs taste bad...

    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    I got frowned upon for leaving the heads and legs on the grasshoppers - the Thais take them off (buddhist thing?)
    My girl taught me this- with the grasshoppers pull off the back legs because they're barbed and catch in the throat. Gently pull the head away from the body from the chin up- a line of poo (kee?) comes out with it. You can then eat the head and the body (if there are wings present, remove too).

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    No thanks, I'm not eating that stuff, I heard that they grow them in factories outside Bangkok, and use poison to kill them.

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    Actually I had fried crickets in Chiang Rai recently that were delicious.

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    I think it's gross.... Plus even snails can eat? But I'm curious what's it's taste...

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    ^They taste exactly like what they live in.

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