I got to thinking…….Ha Ha….Yes, you are right every last one of you, when I do that it’s dangerous!
On our weekend boat trip I was amazed when I learnt what you can do with the Lotus flower.
…A long time ago the petals were used basically as fag papers..just like my dad used Rizzlas.
The flowers are also edible and make lettuce cups look positively boring. The seed pods are lovely to eat just pop those little circles out..take off the outside and eat.
and some say they taste like popcorn.
The stems you can make a lovely soup from.
This got me thinking..shhhhhh that word again! Of the things I have eaten since I have been here in Thailand and the things I haven’t ..yuk! I have eaten differnt types of veg and things like the banana pod and the lily flowers which can only be harvested at dawn both of which are steamed and eaten with a dip…..Now we come to the more unusual…
Insects of all sorts ..deep-fried and crispy…
I quite like, well the ones which look like the witchety grubs they eat on I’m a celebrity get me out of here..Not for me! Yuk!
Frogs..I like and crispy fried they taste like chicken which brings me on to the Chicken Feet sold by the kilo in Makro and Tesco Lotus are a staple here.
Lizards…not tried them yet…but I love ants eggs, they make a lovely salad..it tastes lemony and it is actually very nice.
The fermented eggs and fish called Phla I give a miss.
So when you think of it you should never go hungry here…There is always something to eat…….
Until next time be happy and laugh a lot 🙂