We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Sago Worms to our on-line shop.
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 Thailand and 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 described as creamy tasting when raw, and like bacon or meat when cooked. They are often prepared with sago flour. In New Guinea, sago worms are roasted on a spit to celebrate special occasions. They are eaten either raw or roasted, and are regarded as a special high-nutrient meal among most Sarawak tribes such as the Melanau and the Dayak. The Asmat, Korowai and Kombai peoples of southern New Guinea also hold the larva in high regard as a food source.
Weaver Ants eggs are a highly prized delicacy in Thailand. Weaver ants produce their eggs only 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. Continue reading →
Feel Like a Cannibal without Really Being One at Body Bakery
Of all the weird food choices out there, this has got to be one of the craziest. Kittiwat Unarrom is a baker’s son, a Fine Art student, and an artist. On top of that, he is also the owner of Body Bakery in Ratchburi Thailand, where he creates baked goods from dough, and a variety of ingredients including chocolate, raisins, and different sorts of nuts. However, it is not the ingredients that make his baked creations so unique. It is the fact that each product is designed to look like a dismembered human body part, and that each one is edible. Continue reading →