Alright, Alright. You guys wanted to see me eat something truly dangerous. Here is a teaser post for the longer Bug Blog that I’ll be posting soon.

Khao San Road, in the heart of Bangkok, is one of Thailand’s top tourist areas. As such, tourist novelty items can be found all throughout the streets. That’s where I saw a lady peddling these on a tray with a sign that said if I want to photograph them, I would need to pay.

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I bought one instead. To eat. For you guys. You’re welcome.

I was told that people who live in the cities don’t normally eat bugs and such, since they have an abundance of other delicious food to eat. This may be contrary to what the Travel Channel will have you think. The only people that eat the creepy crawlies live far off in the jungly country regions, and not really so much. This scorpion, therefor, was all novelty, geared toward the “brave tourist.” So here I go.

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This guy was marinated in soy sauce, very salty. It tasted like it had been baked; it wasn’t overly greasy as if it had been fried. What I noticed first was that all the appendages were hollow. Totally empty. Just salty crunchiness, like eating sunflower seeds that had the shells still on them. No big deal. Then I got to the middle. The Abdomen. I bit directly into the center. I could feel a slightly moist goo, surrounded by the crunchy shell, between my teeth. It was soft and salty. I chewed thoughtfully for a few seconds before my mind got the better of me. I’m eating a &%$*@* bug. (Technically an arthropod?) Quickly, I swallowed and took a big drink of my rum & pineapple. Ahh, soothing alcohol. The other half of the abdomen was left as an offering to the ants in a flowerpot near the table.

The moral of eating a scorpion is: it won’t kill you, but it will make your brain think some crazy stuff as you’re biting into the mushy guts of this giant bug.

4 Responses to “Scorpion on a Stick in Pictures”

  1. XT
    5 November 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Blahhhhh!!!! You so crazy!!!

  2. Judy Portell
    22 October 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Good to see you posting on the blog page about some interesting food you have tried. Keep eating!!

  3. Lam
    22 October 2013 at 3:19 am #

    EWWWWWW! But good for you, wild thing!

    • Tor
      22 October 2013 at 3:42 am #

      Gnar!