Hatyai Trip: Exotic Foods 18


20:30 31/8/2012 Ever since I was fond of reading travel blogs, I can’t help myself but got disgusted whenever I saw exotic food photos. I remembered a famous chic blogger consume crispy bugs and spiders in Cambodia. That got me almost puke and skipped lunch for that day. When I  told this thing to Summer, trying to convince her. She said. “Why you should try it first for yourself before I took a gross stuff in my mouth”. Since we love to challenge each other. I give her a nod. We agreed upon, as soon we have the opportunity to munch those critters like foodies, Sky will take his first ever bite in this Hatyai trip. It will be inevitable for Sky to fulfill that challenge. Will he do it or chicken out?

Fried Maggots
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  nibbles the cricket in a slow pace so we could see and hear clearly how crunchy and juicy it is. We are 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 swallows 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 a bottle water and reminded him that he just fulfilled one of his challenges. 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 a second thought.

Kap Khun 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.


Foodie Couple,

Summer and Sky



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