Chiang Mai sunday market is a great place to eat insects, and here’s why you should…
Eating insects might not be on your to do list, but it turns out they are good for you!
- They are good for you! Yes, 100 grams of crickets contains 121 calories and 12.9g of protein, not to mention the impressive iron and calcium benefits!
- They are a sustainable food source. According to National Geographic, 100 pounds of feed produces 10 grams of beef, yet the same amount would produce more than 5 times that in crickets.
- Insects can’t make us sick like meat can. A U.N report states that the consumption of insects does not pose a high risk of passing on deadly viruses and illnesses such as those found in cattle (mad cow disease for example).
- They aren’t as revolting as you’d think. Believe it or not, fried insects are pretty tasteless. Once you overcome the psychological barriers of placing a cricket in your mouth, the rest is easy.
- It’s different. Most people are turned off by the idea of crunching away on a plate of creepy crawlies, lets just call it a new experience!
Chiang Mai Sunday Market
Chiang Mai is a popular destination in northern Thailand. It also happens to be a great place to eat insects, cue the Chiang Mai Sunday Market…
The Tha Pae Gate
The Chiang Mai Sunday Market is a must. As the sun goes down, the streets come to life as people pour into the Tha Pae gate at the heart of Chiang Mai. All kinds of weird and wonderful food is cooked on open grills, hand crafted elephants, wooden boxes and other obscure objects fill tables from start to finish. It gets pretty packed and can take quite some time to get around, but its well worth it. Somewhere in the midst of this buzzing market lies a stall filled with an appealing selection of bugs. Silk worms, Crickets, Grasshoppers, Whirligigs and Horseshoe Crabs are all on the menu!
Eat Insects Here!
Simply pick up a bag, grab a handful of insects, and your good to go.
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