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    Tasty snack my loved one gave to me

    Driving around town the other day, picking up various items for the house. Wife asks me to stop at a market so she can buy some food. After she gets back in the car, and we're driving down the road, she says, "Here try this." I say, "What is it?" - while not taking my eyes off the road. She says "An animal from Doi Tau." I say, "Snake?" and she says, "Haha, no no," and pops it in my mouth.


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    Cool

    Oh, so here is where this post went! I am sick and have a fever, so I thought I was hallucinating. I seem to recall that FO posted something, but it has been removed - by the coup-makers, I suppose.

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    Hi Fat One. It actually tasted quite good (better than the proverbial chicken), but once I saw what it was, it was all I could do to keep munching. The worst part was not the taste, but the exoskeleton that refused to go away. I declined seconds.

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    Those things may be mole crickets. They are too big and cook up kind of squishy on the inside. Yuck. I'd rather have some nice crunchy crickets.

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    My missus knows better than to stick shit like that in my mouth. Be-gads! She would be thrown out of the car and walking home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    They are too big and cook up kind of squishy on the inside. Yuck. I'd rather have some nice crunchy crickets.
    Same here, I like the crickets but do not really like the silk worms because they are squishy.

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    Eat it with Snake wine !!!

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    Insects may be one of the foods highest in complex proteins.
    I dare say that they will be the savior for the human diet - as most can be harvested easily and reproduce fast - wild state or domestically.

    ....and this disgust comes from those who consider nothing of consuming processed, GMOed, toxic chemically enriched, hormone induced, and other lovely artificial ingredients - in which probably makes up 90-95% of their diet - conditioned to accept crap as food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    I dare say that they will be the savior for the human diet
    Quite likely. Not so long ago, potato skins were fed to the pigs. Not so now- and they are the most nutritious part of the spud anyway.
    Not so long ago, people aspired (in the west) to the standard quarter acre block and bungalow, with 2.5 kids and .66 of a dog. Now they struggle to afford a dogbox.
    The powers that be have done a very good job of both diminishing, and managing diminishing aspirations- this I do concede. And you will indeed be eating more insects.
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    Glad the tokkatan are my favourites...Tasty little boogers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Glad the tokkatan are my favourites...Tasty little boogers...
    Termite larvae [toasted] are the bomb.

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    ^We will survive while "the fat ones" are eliminated...

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    after you tasts it^^delicious??

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Those things may be mole crickets. They are too big and cook up kind of squishy on the inside. Yuck. I'd rather have some nice crunchy crickets.
    Must be, Misskit, because she said they live in the ground. Bon apetit with your nice crunchy crickets. I'll pass.

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    I had ant and ant egg soup. Tasted lemony. Was not bad by any means.I could not eat the dime sized fish eyes however. Have to be open minded. Those big bugs are not for me. Just look mushy inside.

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    ^Yeah, crunchy is better...Tokkatan are like chicken wingtips, really...

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    My Mary loves to serve Me Haggis

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    Haggis, an acquired taste...never had the pleasure.

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    Try it, Haggis is gooood. Now we are still neighbours.

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    Hi terps
    Just tripped across this thread while browsing, wondered what happened to it - can't see that it is any more relevant in a travellers blog than where it started in your construction blog. Anyhow, finally got the answer to my question, don't think I'll take the plunge any time soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Insects may be one of the foods highest in complex proteins.
    I dare say that they will be the savior for the human diet - as most can be harvested easily and reproduce fast - wild state or domestically.

    ....and this disgust comes from those who consider nothing of consuming processed, GMOed, toxic chemically enriched, hormone induced, and other lovely artificial ingredients - in which probably makes up 90-95% of their diet - conditioned to accept crap as food.
    Some of these insects are actually "harvested" by using pesticides.

    Just saying ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Some of these insects are actually "harvested" by using pesticides.
    Just saying ...
    Seems like almost everything I eat is nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne
    Hi terps
    Just tripped across this thread while browsing, wondered what happened to it - can't see that it is any more relevant in a travellers blog than where it started in your construction blog. Anyhow, finally got the answer to my question, don't think I'll take the plunge any time soon!
    Haha. Yeah, well I guess I was travelling down the road at the time.

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    It would appear they are indeed "mole crickets" แมลงกระชอน or more likely as Isaanites would call them แมงจิซอน

    On a foray up country I noticed a LOT of people raising crickets จิ้งหรีด in concrete boxes with plastic on the sides to stop 'em from climbing out..

    It would appear that it's the new "cottage industry"..

    Here's a recent article in the NY Daily News about it;
    Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers
    "Whoever said `Money can`t buy you love or joy` obviously was not making enough money." <- quote by Gene $immon$ of the rock group KISS

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels
    It would appear they are indeed "mole crickets" แมลงกระชอน or more likely as Isaanites would call them แมงจิซอน
    On a foray up country I noticed a LOT of people raising crickets จิ้งหรีด in concrete boxes with plastic on the sides to stop 'em from climbing out..
    It would appear that it's the new "cottage industry"..
    Here's a recent article in the NY Daily News about it; Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers
    Thanks Todd, very interesting article! I'll still pass - at least for now.

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