Sunday, 26 October 2008

Eating Insects As Foods

Eating insects for food, snacking on crickets, snakes, baby nestling sparrows, mice, scorpion soup.

Entomophagy is the habit of eating insects as food. While it is common for many insects, birds and animals to indulge themselves, did you know that people in some parts of the world consider insects a very tasty delicacy?

If you live in Beijing or Bangkok, for example, you might fancy a taste of crickets. Or maybe you would prefer baby nestling sparrows, mice, snakes, or maybe a bowl of scrumptious scorpion soup?

These are all on the menu, as you can see from the pictures here.

These is very comment over here in Laos, as will as in the Northern and North Easthern of Thailand and some part of Bangkok (on insert selling). Also can been easily bought in Cambodia and Vietnam. To the locals, those are the 'expensive foods' and only those who have 'extra money' to spent, who can enjoy it!

I have once been visiting my old friend's house and they specially arrange and serves me the insert (crickets) just because i am consider their 'special guest' and as to shown me their appreciation on my visit to their home!! Frankly speaking, even after been staying here in Laos for the past ten years, i have yet try any of these so call 'expensive foods'!!

One man's meat is another man's poison, as they say. So, have a nice day. And enjoy your lunch.

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