|Deep Fried Crickets|
|Raw Spicy Crablets|
Our food trip meandering halted when our travel buddy spotted some bizarre street foods. Fried maggots, deep fried crickets, raw spicy crablets. Though crabs are edible but it kinda weird eating it raw.
Then we met two young Thai ladies just purchased a pouch of fried critters. One lady showed us the plastic of deep fried cricket. She even shared the exotic food and invite us to try.
She nibble the cricket in a slow pace so we could see and hear clearly how crunchy and juicy it is. We're amaze how these two ladies relentlessly eat the insects. Whoa, our travel buddy got tempted and tried at least one.
With encouragement from our two new friends and our travel buddy. Sky oblige and tried it.
After a single bite he said "The cricket wasn't taste bad after all." He swallow the cricket partially chewed. He slightly felt that cricket's legs were moving in his esophagus. At least he didn't gag or something. I handed him the bottle water and reminded him that he just fulfilled one of his challenge. Yohoo! He still can't believe that he overcome it.
Well, thanks to our new friends and travel buddy who made Sky gnaw that crunchy cricket without second thought.
Kap Kun Ka!
The food trip doesn't end in munching an exotic food. We continue our food hopping in Hatyai city center on the next post.
Summer and Sky