Sunday, July 15, 2007

Unusual appetiser
Areerat Jantao is one of the many food vendors plying their trade on the streets of Bangkok. Her fare - fried insects - may not be to everyone’s tastes, but she certainly has no shortage of customers.

Areerat sells a variety of fried insects on her stall including crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, water beetles, bamboo worms and ant eggs.

Areerat's most popular offering is a 20 baht (50 cent, 25p) bag of grasshoppers. But she has her own personal favourite. I prefer a type of cockroach with lots of sticky eggs inside, which makes them very tasty, says Areerat. My favourites are water beetles," adds her husband Udon, who also sells insects.



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