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Post by BobHelm » September 20, 2005, 7:56 pm

My god Sean, did you read all the detail that was with this...like...

Insects are the food of the future; they are a good source of nutrition, high in protien, low in fat and contain calcium and iron.

Many species of insects are lower in fat, higher in protein, and have a better feed to meat ratio than beef, lamb, pork, or chicken.

Insects are tasty. Really! Even if you are too squeamish to have them as a main dish, you can blend them up in a blender and add them to your favourite dish for a protien boost.

Still think I will give it a miss... :D



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Post by BangkokButcher » September 20, 2005, 8:09 pm

Yep, I see it Bob, kind of frigtening really, suppose the best way to digest them would be withouth knowing :yikes:

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Post by Paul » September 20, 2005, 8:16 pm

Well if you have ever eaten at the 20 baht fast food shops and stalls - probability is that you already have eaten them without knowing.!

About 2 weeks ago I was busy munching khow phat (from the fast food shop) whilst sat in front of my pc - not paying much attention, when I glanced at the spoonful of rice just an inch from entering my mouth - there amonst the rice was a very black - very cooked, cockroach. somehow I seemed to lose my apetite :(

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Post by BobHelm » September 20, 2005, 8:17 pm

While I read this on the web (and we all know how truthful & reliable that is)

The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime

So I guess you are right... :D

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Post by BangkokButcher » September 20, 2005, 8:22 pm

Not too surprising Paul :-& I always remember my 1st early morning food experience with som tam at KF Lee's in Nong Khai, had my 1st fork full, then low and behold a small army of ants appeared underneath, I pointed it out to the cook and she said "good for you, make you stlong", ah well, guess how often i went back for 2nd's :?

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Post by thethailife » September 20, 2005, 10:35 pm

Thanks for the "eating spiders facts" Bob. As if I didnt have enough trouble sleeping.
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Post by BobHelm » September 21, 2005, 4:04 am

I agree Sean :D I have always tried to make a point of not eating in any place where my food could eat my food quicker than I could... :yikes:

Sorry Dave, I guess that you don't want me to tell you about the site that actually said it was 4 a year then?? I always wondered how I could wake up heavier than when I went to sleep - well that is my excuse for the diet failing... :)

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Post by banpaeng » September 21, 2005, 7:03 pm

You would be surprised at the percent of non food items allowed in process food. That will be bugs, rats, etc.

Makes me want to go out a buy a can of spam. Yum Yum :P

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Post by JimboPSM » September 21, 2005, 7:48 pm

Image Image Image Image

There is no accounting for taste :lol:

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Post by polehawk » September 21, 2005, 8:07 pm

Wife gives me a choice of Spam or canned corn beef to be used in some of the dishes she cooks up and I always pick the Spam, ma'am. :lol:
I like my Spam but not in my pc. :twisted:

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Post by businessman » September 22, 2005, 11:50 am

Off to that catfish restaurant in Nong Khai down by the Chinese market,access through a temple.Taking along the shop girl to polish off the brains.

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Post by Paul » September 22, 2005, 1:32 pm

businessman wrote:Taking along the shop girl to polish off the brains.
Well I ain't never heard it called that before LOL [-X

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Post by thethailife » September 22, 2005, 9:39 pm

It's usually better not to ask "whats this" I have found. If the Mrs. gives me something I like I leave it at that. The spider thing still creeps me out. You wake up wondering why you have that dirty, hairy tongue feeling in the morning. :lol:
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Post by Paul » September 22, 2005, 9:44 pm

thethailife wrote: You wake up wondering why you have that dirty, hairy tongue feeling in the morning. :lol:
Hopefully !!! Its got nothing to do with spiders :)Image

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Post by thethailife » September 22, 2005, 10:28 pm

Yeah I know the real reason :wink: :wink:
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Post by businessman » October 4, 2005, 12:20 pm

Yesterday i came across an Isaan vegetable that when cooked smells like something has died on your plate.Only one of the dinner guests was able to eat it and the girl that eats chicken embryos turned her nose up at it.I will try and remember the name and post it.

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