Thailand and it’s more unusual cuisine.

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.

chicken feet salad

Lizards…not tried them yet…but I love ants eggs, they make a lovely tastes lemony and it is actually very nice.

ant egg salad

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 🙂


20 thoughts on “Thailand and it’s more unusual cuisine.

  1. Kevins Travel Diary

    Very interesting post, I never knew you could  eat Lotus flower. I love to try  all the different cuisines out there. I like to live like a local. I think for me, the worst yet was a big cockroach thing that I had to take the wings off in Thailand. I have a big bucket list of foods that I’ve tried and still wish to try.


    1. blondieaka Post author

      Thank you Kevin and yes I am up for trying most things but the big cockroach I think I would give that a miss. Thank you for your visit to my blog and comment.

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      Hi Malc
      Well I would not have said 10 years I would try what I do now ..but hey ho some I go back for more and others..lets just say I tried and yuk 😉 Have a lovely day 🙂


  2. purpleslobinrecovery

    That lotus flower is so pretty! I never knew you could eat all those parts!
    I have tried chocolate covered ants. Covered with chocolate, they’re edible! lol
    I even put on my big girl panties and tried frog legs a few months ago. Tasted like chicken! haha
    But, just the thought of what I was eating freaked me out! I only managed to choke down 1 bite. But at least I can say I did it!!

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