How do scorpions taste like? A little about Thai food

Eating fried scorpio
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How do scorpions taste like? What does scorpion taste like? A little about Thai food in Bangkok. Food in Thailand culture is one of the most important things in life. It’s a way to spend free time, a subject to talk about and an inspiration for pictures.

Traditional Thai dish- rice meat and egg

Bangkok Thai food and food culture in Thailand

Thai people love street food-and we loved it too :). Everywhere, whether we are in a big city or in the countryside, we can find a booth with food without any problems. This booth is mostly attached to the motor, in case of the movement in the spot was weak, the seller can always go a few feet away to get new customers.

During our few months in Thailand, we ate street food every day.

We had never had food poisoning in Thailand! Why? Because Thai people have a simple rule: they eat only fresh products. So every Bangkok Thai restaurant or street food in Thailand buy a certain number of products daily. It is open until everything is sold out. Sometimes it is 5 hours and sometimes 12. Most restaurants in Thailand do not even have a refrigerator. Fresh products are kept in the ice. There is no such thing as frozen foods or storage of food for a few days. Shelf life is of the meal is a maximum of 24 hours. Oldest food is avirulent and none eats something like that. This is really AWESOME.

Eating on the street in Thailand

Because of this, we trusted Thai people in eating issues for 100%. Even if under our feet would chase the mouse and place where we eat would be a dingy, we are always sure that the food will be fresh and delicious.

Now about the taste-Thai food is unbelievable! Aromatic, healthy, light and tasty at the same time. In Thailand, people eat a lot of rice, pasta, vegetables, meat and seafood. They often choose hearty soups as a meal. Interestingly, Thai people rarely eat with chopsticks, they frequently use a fork and spoon, which also serves as a knife. There is no need to use a traditional, sharp knife because everything is served in small pieces, which do not need to be halved.

eating meat balls in thailand

Thai people use a lot of spices, several times more than us, Europeans. The cuisine is dominated by lemongrass (which we unfortunately do not like), chili sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper, sugar (which is also the spice to dishes), ginger, coconut milk, lime and leaves from its tree (kaffir).

What do Thai people do when they don’t have access to fresh food? Here in Europe, in such situations, we reach for a sandwich. In Thailand, they buy Chinese soup in 7-eleven Bangkok grocery store and asks the seller of flooding it with boiling water. This is no faux pas, this behavior is very popular. Each soup comes with a folding fork, so that you can easily, quickly and cheaply eat something warm.

Pad thai

In Thailand you can find many strange dishes, the most exotic food in Thailand that we tried are a fried scorpion (edible scorpion) and edible crickets.

Bangkok food tours that allow enjoying the food culture of Thailand:


How do scorpions taste like?

They are actually very delicious! They are very crunchy and taste similar to the potato chips. This is how do scorpions taste like!

Of course, they are much healthier, have a lot of protein and nutrients. They are deep fried though. But it’s the only unhealthy thing about them. They are definitely must-try if you are visiting South East Asia!

how do scorpions taste like

More about Thai food…

Meals are very often eaten directly from a long toothpick, which we use for the skewers. Almost everything is served on these sticks, especially meat and fish. One such ‘lollipop’ (as we called it :)) cost 10-20 baht which is 50 cents. Awesome!

grilled chicken thailand

It is impossible to describe all the dishes that we tasted in Thailand. But we have a favorite! It is … coconut soup. Unearthly taste! Contrary to appearances, it is not sweet. It’s rather spicy. It has a beautiful white color. You can eat it most often with chicken or shrimp.

We loved this soup so much, it’s been a few times we made it in Poland. A recipe can easily be found online, and you can get all the ingredients in supermarkets. We recommend and strongly encourage you to explore the delicious Thai flavors :). And of course get to know by yourself how do scorpions and bugs in Thailand taste like!

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  1. This post makes me miss Thailand!

    I love Thai food, but I must admit I am not ready yet for scorpions. LOL! I salute you for trying that.

    It's so nice to see you as lovely couple. Happy Travels!

    • Haha scorpions are really good, you should give it a try someday ;). Thank you so much for these kind words. Happy travels! 🙂

  2. Grest article but naive as it pertains to food safety.

    It is not only “freshness” that determines food safety.

    Many Asian countries use human and other questionable manures to fertilize crops.

    As food grows many dangerous bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can inhabit both the INSIDE and outside of food.

    So just washing stuff off can be a joke too.

    Every region has bugs or pathogens endemic to them.

    The reason locals do not get sick as much is that often, over time, their guts develop the flora (bacteria living in their own bodies) that can help fight off other bacteria.

    If you ate raw seafood or uncooked veggies ANYWHERE on the planet, chances are about 85%- 95% you now have parasites from eating that.

    If it is raw seafood you are also accumulating cancer causing poisons and heavy metals.

    You might feel fine but your body is not. Time will tell.

    If you indiscriminately eat foods or drink water in places like Asia, Africa or S. America or ANYWHERE ELSE you may have health problems on down the road.

    Everything from cancers to heavy metal and poison accumulation can be traced to food ingestion.

    I have been to Thailand, Japan and lived a few years in Taiwan. I also have traveled in Peru and most of Western Europe.

    I ate cooked streetfood twice only in Bangkok, nothing raw, drank bottled water and ate mostly at my hotel (The Banyan Tree).

    I also got a full check up on my return.

    So far the three countries that I pivked up long term bugs are: Taiwan, Peru and the United States.

    Not every disease from food can be felt right away. Some diseases manifest years later when there is not much a dr can do except fight endotoxins and try to minimize future damage.

    People can die from being incautious anout what they eat and drink.

    I would like to try the fried scorpion. The raw? Passing on that.

    Even then as a cooked dish, not much. As for raw shellfish or even cooked shellfish: shellfish eat by filtering food in the water.

    As a result they are full of heavy metals or whatever was dumped in the water bt humans…which can lead to cancer, dementia. Blood poisoning, etc.

    It is wise to limit shellfish eating as most waters around the globe are heavily polluted due to industrial waste dumping.

    If you would not dip your shellfish in a soy sauce or fishsauce made from pesticides and herbicides, then you should try to limit shellfish.

    I say this as a true seafood lover. You cannot cook or get rid of heavy metals in shrimp, crab, clams, oysters, etc. By washing OR cooking.

    What they ate is what their little nodies are now contaminated with.

    Thank you for describing how scorpions taste.

    Someone said fried tarantulas taste like crunchy crab meat. Interesting.


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