Full of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and minerals – yes, all of these benefits can come from different types of insects around us. Though some of them look extremely scary, many of them are edible and pack quite a nutritious punch!
Thailand is one of those countries where eating insects is common. If you visit a local night market in Bangkok, you might have a chance to seek out the infamous fried bug sellers. They sell fried insects in a customized cart, attached to motorbikes or cycles, so they can cruise around to find customers, where various insect species are kept, including fried frogs! People enjoy eating insects as snacks – a great pairing with Thai beer.
They are usually fried in a wok, and seasoned with sauce and a bit of Thai pepper powder. They are heavily salted, and eaten as a protein enriched snack. They have been said to taste like nutty shrimp.