For having some of the best food in the world, Thailand has some pretty questionable snacks. Looking past all the fish- or shrimp-flavored chips, rice cakes, etc. that are found throughout Asia, there are some particularly peculiar things available here. And considering how common they are, I have to assume people are actually purchasing and consuming them.
Now, I will try just about anything once – in the past month I’ve been fed frog, duck beak, chicken foot and raw shrimp – but some of these don’t even seem worth the effort…
Not your average American Street fair food: butter corn and fried insects
Of course, there are the bugs. Meal worms, larvae, ants, crickets and more are fried for your eating pleasure. Not sure whether you’re in the mood for corn or insects? No worries, here you can get both at the same stand.
Fruit and milk: a winning combo
You have your regular milk, your nonfat, sweetened, soy, chocolate and….fruity. Here they’ve gone beyond Strawberry Quik (which I’ve always found strange anyway) and have added orange and even mixed fruit to the options. Above it’s 4 in 1! Grape, green apple, orange and pineapple-flavored milk. Mmm…
Grab a beer…and a squid on a stick
Forget hot dog carts and taco stands, when you’re going out you can then treat yourself to a drunken dried squid. What makes them even tastier, is that they’re heated up on coals right on the back of the mobile motorbike squid stand. Sorry, but not quite what I have in mind at 2 a.m.
Yes, those are what you think they are.
If squid isn’t your thing, grab a bowl baby octopus (octopi?) .
To be continued during next week’s WanderFood Wednesday…