The fried bugs : popular snack in Thailand

“Have you ever eaten fried grasshoppers?” My uncle asked me when I was young. He also handed one of fried grasshopper to me. Really?  How to eat it? I asked him and then he showed me how. Just only one bit at that time, It becomes to one of my favorite snack.

Many people in urban Thailand eating the fried bugs as snack. Mostly they eat it while drinking beer. They’re usually fried and seasoned with soy sauce and Thai pepper powder. You can find the grasshoppers, water beetles, crickets, silkworms, bamboo worms, scorpions, water beetles and ant eggs selling at the fresh market, the street vendors or the temple fairs. The price starts at $1 and you will get 5 grasshoppers or a small bag of silkworms. They also think of bugs as a healthy, low calorie treat. They eat it like eating fried, popcorn or peanut.

“International health officials advise that insects can be high protein, low cholesterol and also pack plenty of minerals and vitamins.”

“In the United States, a Montana State University determined that 100 grams of grasshopper packs more than 20 grams of protein and 35 grams of calcium.”

Have you ever eaten fried bugs? Tell me in the comments box below.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. naifalbarzan says:

    It seems delicious! In part of Saudi Arabia they eat the fried grasshoppers, but unfortunately, I’ll look forward to not try it!!

    1. PEUNG110 says:

      it’s delicious! Also in SA , do they seasoning with anything?

      1. naifalbarzan says:

        usually they make it withe onion and olive oil, and make it crunchy.

  2. abaalkhaila says:

    It seems delicious! I will try to eat it in the future

    1. PEUNG110 says:

      There is one place in Queen at Playground Resturant. They sell it there, if tou want to try…

  3. Samantha says:

    Wow! I never knew that this was a delicacy in other countries. As interested as I am to know how it tastes, I’m not sure my mind would let me try. It’s cool to learn about this, though. Thanks for teaching me something new!

    1. PAKKAPORN CHATTHAWORN says:

      if you change mind and want to try , let me know….it likes fries.

  4. mslolaaaa says:

    I am terrified of bugs, so I know I would never be able to eat that. But I am sure it is a delicacy!

    1. PAKKAPORN CHATTHAWORN says:

      at first , i won’t but i think that they can eat then i just trow it in my mouth~ if they can survive, i will….

  5. 4theloveofshooz says:

    I do not think I would be brave enough to eat a bug but this is very interesting to know.

  6. chrishyao says:

    When I was kid my grandma will buy some scorpions, deep fried them and seasoned with pepper and salt. It tastes pretty good.

    1. PAKKAPORN CHATTHAWORN says:

      I never try the scorpions….and will not

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