I finally ate bugs! Since discovering that bugs are a culinary specialty in Thailand, I’d been wanting to one day taste them. I had my first experience of eating an assortment of deep-fried bugs today. My verdict: they are quite chewy and well-seasoned, slightly buttery in taste. Not bad.
Several clients at our centre had been talking about trying bugs and I asked the kitchen staff to buy a variety of them from the market so we could all eat them together (it’s always easier to do something challenging in a group than alone). A few hours later, I was called to join the bug fest. On my way there, I felt a tinge of regret and fright – there was no getting out of it since it had been my idea! I had to just get on with it, with as little drama as possible.