Scorpions and water cockroaches


The bug parade

Here’s two nice snacks for you. We got the bugs, then we got my sandwich. The sandwich was good, but I don’t think you care about that. Of course the more interesting aspect is those rather large insects. The scorpions (maeng bpawng [แมงป่อง]) are interesting, but I’ve written about those before here. Those other bugs there are known as water cockroaches, or maeng da [แมลงดา].  You can read a whole ton more about maengda here: Insects galore.

They may look strange, even disgusting, to many people, but they are a very important part of Thai cuisine.  I still prefer my sandwich, but it’s nice to experience new things.


Scorpion closeup

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