Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.
We all like snacks, right? If you head over to Thailand, you’ll find one of the country’s most popular snack foods – jing leed. Or…crickets. Fry them briefly in a wok, add some Golden Mountain sauce (it comes in a bottle, and it’s a little like Maggi seasoning), toss in some Thai pepper powder, and voila! Jing leed!
Now we here in the US tend not to snack on insects, but the Asians do. They know they’re cheap, full of protein, fiber, minerals. And crunchy! We like crunchy. Just swap out your Cheetos for crickets.
So, tell me – would you eat jing leed?