Late Night Treats: Eating Scorpions and Cockroaches on Bangkok Streets

eating insects scorpions and cockroaches in bangkok

Filmed this last night on the streets of Bangkok, near Khao San Road. Was walking by a cart and figured “PHUKET” let’s just eat some of this stuff and share it with the world. Truth be told the cockroaches are the tastiest and the scorpions the crunchiest. The crickets are soft and disgusting while the grass hoppers taste like an old dog chew toy. Eating insects is less disgusting than other alternatives like cow hearts and pig stomach liners.

Today was much of the same, I was walking home from a 1PM breakfast when the same driver who took me around yesterday stopped his tuk tuk and waved me in. I looked at my wrist to see no watch and thought “Why not?”  I jumped in and we did it all over again, going to different parts of the city once again. This time we stopped and had coffee, made it more leisurely.

I am officially done with suit stores and travel and tourism offices, ha!

Have a sick weekend,


  1. Mark

    January 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Finally a Phuket joke….:)

  2. KiDQUiCK

    January 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    LOL @ “uping the ante”! 😀 Not sure you’re supposed to eat the scorpion claws.. ha! You’re one brave dude… up there with the likes of Johnny Knoxville. As a viewer i would say a) get a pro cameraman and b) more crowd interaction. KQ out

  3. Rob

    January 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Mark – I’ve been thinking then forgetting about it for ages. Plenty more to come.

    Kid – NOTED!! I have a “walk through Khao San Road” at 11Pm coming up 😉

  4. Fe

    January 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    You are soooo funny…I got my hubby running up from the basement to watch yr video! Also, fyi I read yr blogs daily, and re-read when I need a picker-upper (esp. these days when via tv we’re seeing so much devastation in Haiti). Keep having fun & stay safe in your travels and thanks for sharing!

  5. Nomadic Chick

    January 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I with quickiekid, whatever his name is – GET a professional hosting gig, you would be heelarious!

    I’m a vegetarian, would it be bad to eat a bug?

  6. KiDQUiCK

    January 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    It’s KiDQUiCK, chick, and i agree that LL needs an elite team to follow him around..

  7. Michael Ruggles

    January 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    These are the kind of pics you SHOULD be posting on !!!!

  8. Nomadic Chick

    January 21, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Sorry Kidquick, I was only kidding. Please forgive a small, defenseless woman. 🙂

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