Canned Weaver Ants Eggs
Weaver Ants Eggs in a can
Weaver Ants eggs are a highly prized delicacy in Thailand. The ants produce their eggs once a year during the cooler months December to Jaruary, during this time, the time consuming, and sometimes painful task of collecting the eggs take place, they are then wrapped in bannana leaves and sold at local markets.
Locals prepare these eggs with shallots, lettuce, chillies, lime and spices and serve with sticky rice to provide a dish rich in nutrition and good flavour.
The eggs in these cans are quite large! Some pieces are egg-shaped; others have almost developed into ants, they have a soft and jelly like texture. The eggs have a creamy and nutty flavour and are commonly served in spicy salads; they can also be served on toast or mixed with a soup of your choice.
This can contains 170g of cooked and preserved weaver ant eggs, they require reheating before serving.