Yes, But Would You Eat It? “J” is for Jing Leed

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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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?




14 thoughts on “Yes, But Would You Eat It? “J” is for Jing Leed

  1. I have eaten grilled grasshoppers my sister brought back from Mexico. There were tiny and you could hardly see what you were eating. But these bugs look VERY bugsy, I would have to overcome an aversion. Once while living in NYC, I raised my glass of rosé to my lips only to spot a cockroach in it. I never again took food or drink to my bedroom while living there.

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  2. I am not adventurous at all! I’m the kid that wouldn’t eat pizza until my later teens! I’ll be surprised if I find something I’ll try!

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