Thepprasit Night Market hawkerfood in Pattaya, is only open from Friday till Sunday starting from 17.00 till 23.00. Besides cheap products attracting a lot of shoppers local and tourists. it is also very popular for its wide variety of hawker food stalls at the night market. Serving food styles of the four regions all at one place. Here is just a small glimpse of regular hawkers food items.
Thailand night market and street stalls sells edible bugs as delicacy’s, how about deep fried grasshopper. I’ve been told they taste like shrimps or non mai’s a wood wurms these turn very crispy on the outside after being fried. There’s more to learn here in this link Popular Snack food in Thailand. These crunchy bug snacks are high in protein, calcium and cholesterol are actually very nutrious. For the daredevils among us who believe that entomophagy is the future, as in ‘How to cook edible insects’ a link with recipes to experiment.
Eating insects as an alternative protein source is growing in global demand. One of the reasons is research estimations that in the nearby future the world will have 10 billion people. They definitely will require more food, water and agricultural land for crops. But instead of increasing livestock edible insects taste absolutely delicious too. For sustainability purposes they are also significantly easier to farm as well as being very nutrituos with numerous health benefits. For the western menu it needs time to become a daily food item, but here in Thepparasit night market ediblle bugs ares a very popular snack, cheap, tasty and healthy.
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