Another day, another night market

Last night there was another night market, just a couple blocks away from our guesthouse. This was my third night market in three days!

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A night market is a place where people set up stalls that sell everything from food to little wooden sculptures to arts and crafts and clothes and shoes. Sometimes musicians also perform, like a little girl with a ukelele singing ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen and four blind men playing instruments and singing.

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At last night’s night market, I had my first try at insects! Earlier that day I had met two very interesting kids, Anya and Lars, who are traveling and learning like me. Check out their family’s blog Wagoners Abroad! I was very impressed when Anya told me Lars had eaten a fried scorpion. The fried insect stall had grasshoppers, grubs, worms, and very large water bugs. I ate some fried baby crickets but that was pretty much it.

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The stall owner gave me two little wooden sticks that appeared to be large one-sided tooth picks. You’re supposed to spear the bugs with them, but that was too hard so I used them as chop sticks.

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They were actually really good. I’ve never had sardines but I’m assuming they tasted similar to sardines. They were fairly crunchy and salty. The thing that kept me eating them was the taste and my knowledge of the amount of nutrients I was taking in. Mom ate one too. She said that crickets are the food of the future. They were good, but I couldn’t finish the whole bag.

Don’t worry, the night market has more than just insects on offer and you will probably find something you like.

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9 Responses to Another day, another night market

  1. That was very brave of you Elliot. We all enjoyed meeting you and your family yesterday. Doesn’t it feel great to “step outside of the box” for a little bit and try new things? Have fun.

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  2. onemoderncouple says:

    Great post!
    We’ve been in thailand for 3 weeks now, and still havent been brave enough to eat any bugs. Since you say they taste pretty good maybe we should try something ๐Ÿ™‚
    We loved the pictures.
    Keep up the great work!

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    • all7in7 says:

      Thanks for checking out my blog! If you try the insects, I recommend starting with the baby crickets and working your way up to the giant water bugs. Yum!

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      • onemoderncouple says:

        No problem! Your blog is awesome!
        Ok your stadegy sounds good. We will let you know if we are brave enough to plunge in and eat a creepy crawly!

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  3. kevolai says:

    Wow! Did you really eat a bug? One time when I was in Asia, my aunt wanted me to try something called “Squid on a stick”. It is exactly what it sounds like. I recall actually liking it!
    ๅ†่ง! <———–Bye

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  4. TISA 6th grade says:

    Yum!! 6th Grade TISA wishes they could’ve tried some crunchy salty bugs too : )

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