• If it weren’t for crickets, there would be no Beatles.

    By Doug Quist – Thailand Unique As legend has it, the world -renowned Fab Four were greatly influenced by Buddy Holly’s combo, the Crickets. Known as the Quarrymen in their early days, John, Paul and company decided in 1960 it was time for a new identity. So they settled on an insect name in honor …

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  • What will it take for Western countries to start eating insects?

    Human beings have been consuming insects for thousands of years. The practice of eating insects, known as Entomophagy, is common in most parts of Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand. In fact, more than 80% of the world’s nations continue to eat insects on a regular basis! However, many Western countries do not …

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  • Why TV programs don’t always do edible insects justice

    If the concept of eating insects is completely new to you, and you’ve just found this post by browsing through the weird and wonderful world wide web, then you may well have one burning question; why on earth would anyone want to eat insects?! Celebrities act like it’s a bad thing Well let’s start with …

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  • Why eat edible insects?

    Thе рrасtісе of еаtіng insects is knоwn аѕ еntоmорhаgу. Many аnіmаlѕ, ѕuсh аѕ ѕріdеrѕ, lizards аnd bіrdѕ, are еntоmорhаgоuѕ, аѕ аrе many іnѕесtѕ. People thrоughоut thе wоrld have bееn еаtіng іnѕесtѕ as a regular раrt of thеіr dіеtѕ for mіllеnnіа. Why eat іnѕесtѕ? Ovеrаll, еntоmорhаgу саn bе promoted for thrее rеаѕоnѕ: 1. Health: Insects аrе …

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  • 5 ways you should try eating edible insects for the first time

    Maybe you’re interested in edible insects and the whole idea of trying something new, but you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and bite into a bag of rhino beetles just yet. Well if you need a little more convincing with reasons why you should try edible bugs, then here a five things you …

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  • Thailand Energy Drinks

    Thailand hosts a large selection of energy drinks. From the infamous Original Redbull to other brands such as Carabao Deang and G2, all pack in large quantities of caffeine and other stimulants, sometimes twice the amount of Western equivalents. The photo above shows a selection of of the most popular energy drinks from Thailand. Front row …

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  • Cricket Pasta

    The edible insect company Nutribug have launched a new cricket Pasta called Pro Pasta, it’s the world’s first rice pasta to contain high protein cricket powder, hence the “Pro” in the name, it’s also gluten free. Pro Pasta is made from 100% natural ingredients, organic brown jasmine rice flour, organic tapioca and farmed acheta domestica …

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  • Why the world needs edible bugs

    If you’re browsing our website looking for edible insects, or even a little bug candy treat, then perhaps we don’t need to tell you all that’s good about eating nature’s littlest creations. Insects and bugs have been a delicacy across the world and very popular here in Thailand for very many years, but in Western …

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  • Edible insects pack a protein punch for the adventurous eater

    Although the United States has been slower to pick on up the worldwide trend of eating a wide variety of insects, a recent study reveals that the nutritional value and environmental benefits of eating bugs should far outweigh our squeamishness about consuming the creepy crawly critters. Crickets and ants are the most common insect cuisine …

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  • Sago Worm Pupae

    Sago worm, Larvae of Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus, is considered a delicacy in much of Southeast Asia. “Sago Delight”, or “Fried Sago Worms” are considered a speciality in Malaysia, although versions of this dish can be found in many Southeast Asian countries and Papua New Guinea, where it is regarded as a delicacy. Sago grubs have been …

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