A Tasting Adventure of Worms and Frogs

Finally I did it! From a large variety of insects, worms, frogs, bugs and other alien looking creatures I tried three varieties here in Bangkok, under my own will and being in the right state of mind: fried frogs, bamboo and wood worms!

A certain quantity of Hong Thong (Thai spirits) helps.

Read the tasting review, and, if have a chance, try a little bug next time!

The Worst: Little Fried Frogs

Fried Frogs

Fried Frogs

First, the look: carbonized whole bodies of frogs in different positions, as they were fried alive, perhaps a last gasp for life from these tiny creatures.

The taste: bad. Hard to chew and adding the “reptilian” smell to the mix, it wasn’t an enjoyable meal…

The Best: ‘Non Pai’ or the Bamboo Worms

Non Pai

‘Non Pai’

Truly delicious, the small worms are melting in your mouse. The taste is like nothing I ever tasted before.

I finished the bag in no time!

Highly recommended!

In Between: ‘Non Mai’ or Wood Worms

Non Mai

‘Non Mai’

Bigger than the bamboo worms, the wood worms taste is not great. It tastes and smells “wormy”…

Locals eat worms and insects as snacks, usually with beer.

The worms, bugs, frogs and insects can be bought fresh (raw) from markets or fried from street vendors.

Would you dare to try?

6 Comments on “A Tasting Adventure of Worms and Frogs”

  1. those frogs look like they died from a fire accident. We BBQ cocoons here in Harbin. I never eat them but I guess it might taste similar…fatty, wormy…I havent tried any exotic food here…(dog meat dishes…hell no…adapted from N.korea)

    • Ha, ha, good analogy! The frogs are OK in comparison with some big bugs with a hard shell, that even dead I don’t want to touch them. Or maybe the “carbonized” rats are tastier! Let’s try them, hi, hi!

  2. Man, of man, that is some …something I can never imagine eating but I guess if the end of the world is ever coming I may consider it:) You are brave indeed. I guess a wormy Tequila would look quite appealing after such a feast:)

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