Insect snack in Thailand

truaces By truaces, 16th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Insect snack is common snack that sold in many stalls in Thailand. There are many kinds of insect such as deep-fried crickets, grasshoppers, tree beetles, ant eggs, silkworms, millipedes, giant water bug or grilled tarantula that sold in stalls or market area in Thailand.

Variety of insect snack in Thailand

Have you ever wanted to taste of new food resources or exotic foods? Want to taste and experience the new flavor? How about some exotic snack that made from insect? Then, go travel to Thailand where many exotic foods of insect snacks provide there. You can taste any kinds of insect started from deep-fried crickets, grasshoppers, tree beetles, ant eggs, silkworms, millipedes, giant water bug or grilled tarantula. Many people in Thailand are used and enjoy eating insect as snacks. Typically, the insect snacks seasoned with Thai pepper powder or fish paste. Some insect food snacks that are sold pierced with a stick.

In Thailand there are many stalls selling insect snacks, usually these stalls are located in the market area. You can also find insect snacks stalls in the Temple fairs area. Deep fried-giant water bugs are one of the popular insect snacks that sold in Thailand, it usually used in a chili dip called “nam phrik maengda”. Usually the insects made for snacks by deep fried, but some insects such as giant water bugs, ant eggs or silk worms are also boiled or steamed.

According to, eating insect as snack is originates from the North Eastern part of Thailand, Isaan where the workers in the rice fields have been eating bugs as a daily snack for centuries. Grasshoppers, tree beetles and termites are caught in the fields, brought home and deep fried to make a tasty snack. Many sources mentions that insects are rich of protein, more than that, insects are also rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals.


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