05.11.2014 - 05.11.2014
Come to a different country and Eat some Local Food.
As part of my job working in Phuket I try to explain many things to visitors to this wonderful place with such a myriad of things to discuss.
But I cannot talk about the reality of eating bugs!
A question that I am always asked by the visitors and I have to admit that I have tried twice.
Once (about 10 years ago) at the Cape Panwa promenade when there was a temporary infestation of the Giant Water Bugs and the second time when I visited Sapan Hin market with a food critic from the United Kingdom.
After visiting a number of sites (http://migrationology.com/2012/12/how-to-eat-scary-insects-worms-and-bugs-in-thailand / AND http://www.phuket101.net/2011/06/insects-in-phuket.html)
I have decided to take a fresher look at this type of dining – and the fact that the UN recently produced a report that Bugs may be our next diet.
Willy has the best site to outline all the different tastes that these special animals have so I would have to say that he is my mentor with this - all hail to Willy. Have a look at his post for a description of all them.
Giant Water Bugs (Mang Da Na)
Silk Worms (Nhon Mhai)
Mini Crickets (Jing Reed Khai)
Bamboo Worms (Rod Duan)